Definitions for: Prevailing

[adj] encountered generally especially at the present time; "the prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area"; "speculation concerning the books author was rife"
[adj] most frequent or common; "prevailing winds"

Webster (1913) Definition: Pre*vail"ing, a.
1. Having superior force or influence; efficacious;
persuasive. --Shak.

Saints shall assist thee with prevailing prayers.

2. Predominant; prevalent; most general; as, the prevailing
disease of a climate; a prevailing opinion.

Syn: Syn. See Prevalent.

Synonyms: current, frequent, predominant, prevalent, rife

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