American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something expected; a possibility.
- n. Chances.
- n. Financial expectations, especially of success.
- n. A potential customer, client, or purchaser.
- n. A candidate deemed likely to succeed.
- n. The direction in which an object, such as a building, faces; an outlook.
- n. Something presented to the eye; a scene: a pleasant prospect.
- n. The act of surveying or examining.
- n. The location or probable location of a mineral deposit.
- n. An actual or probable mineral deposit.
- n. The mineral yield obtained by working an ore.
- v. To search for or explore (a region) for mineral deposits or oil.
- v. To explore for mineral deposits or oil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look forward; have a view or outlook; face.
- (pros′ pekt). In mining, to make a search; explore: as, to prospect for a place which may be profitably worked for precious metal.
- To look forward toward; have a view of.
- (pros′ pekt). In mining: To explore for unworked deposits of ore, as a mining region.
- To do experimental work upon, as a new mining claim, for the purpose of ascertaining its probable value: as, he is prospecting a claim.
- n. The view of things within the reach of the eye; sight; survey.
- n. That which is presented to the eye; scene; view.
- n. A view or representation in perspective; a perspective; a landscape.
- n. An object of observation or contemplation.
- n. A place which affords an extensive view.
- n. A wide, long, straight street or avenue: as, the Ascension Prospect in St. Petersburg.
- n. Direction of the front of a building, window, or other object, especially in relation to the points of the compass; aspect; outlook; exposure: as, a prospect toward the south or north.
- n. A looking forward; anticipation; foresight.
- n. Expectation, or ground of expectation, especially expectation of advantage (often so used in the plural): as, a prospect of a good harvest; a prospect of preferment; his prospects are good.
- n. In mining, any appearance, especially a surface appearance, which seems to indicate a chance for successful mining. Sometimes used as a synonym of color in panning out auriferous sand, or more often for the entire amount of metal obtained in panning or vanning.
- n. In heraldry, a view of any sort used as a bearing: as, the prospect of a ruined temple. = Syn. 1-3. Scene, Landscape, etc. See
- n. In organ-building, the external front or façade of the instrument, including the case and the display-pipes.
- n. The potential things that may come to pass, often favorable.
- n. A hope; a hopeful.
- n. sports Any player whose rights are owned by a top-level professional team, but who has yet to play a game for said team.
- n. music The facade of an organ.
- v. intransitive To search, as for gold.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
- n. Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
- n. rare A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
- n. Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.
- n. The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation.
- n. That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result.
- v. To look over; to explore or examine for something.
- v. To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like.
- n. the visual percept of a region
- n. the possibility of future success
- n. someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
- n. a prediction of the course of a disease
- v. search for something desirable
- n. belief about (or mental picture of) the future
- v. explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
- Latin prospectus, past participle of prospicere, to look forward, from pro, before, forward + specere, spicere, to look, to see (Wiktionary)
- Middle English prospecte, from Latin prōspectus, distant view, from past participle of prōspicere, to look out : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To me, a prospect is always better than a pick if they are of comparable value.”
“Helleborine, who could be the better long-term prospect, is 8-1, but must have the French Guineas as an alternative.”
“If this prospect is a real one, then we must start now to prepare our case for having a withdrawal question on the ballot paper.”
“So it has suddenly discovered that, though the prospect is as yet still distant, its huge parliamentary advantage is under threat in a way that it never would have been had we never had devolution.”
“No, Ellee I don't think I could cope with a whole class of kids - the prospect is a scarey one for me.”
“But few people with the specialised knowledge I have would give up their jobs and join the police when the prospect is a minimum of 4 years in a job where that experience is useless.”
“Either prospect is a development to be anticipated in 1975.”
“Even so, the prospect is there, no matter how obscure and uncertain the path to it may be.”
“And this prospect is a slightly sinister one, because it is obvious even now that the process of mechanization is out of control.”
“Your prospect is about as deceptive as a fata morgana!”
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