from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Likely to develop in a desirable manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Showing promise, and likely to develop in a desirable fashion.
  • adj. Encouraging and inspiring confidence.
  • v. Present participle of promise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making a promise or promises; affording hope or assurance

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Giving promise; affording just expectations of good; affording reasonable ground of hope for the future; looking as if likely to turn out well: as, a promising youth; a promising prospect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. showing possibility of achievement or excellence
  • adj. full or promise


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