Posted 07 July 2006 - 07:55 PM
Prodigy definition gives you a lot to work with:
1. Something extraordinary, or out of the usual course of
nature, from which omens are drawn; a portent; as,
eclipses and meteors were anciently deemed prodigies.
So many terrors, voices, prodigies,
May warn thee, as a sure foregoing sign. --Milton.
2. Anything so extraordinary as to excite wonder or
astonishment; a marvel; as, a prodigy of learning.
3. A production out of ordinary course of nature; an abnormal
development; a monster. --B. Jonson.
Syn: Wonder; miracle; portent; marvel; monster.
"WordNet ® 2.0"
n 1: an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone
whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a
2: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage,
3: an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality;
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”― Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”