Definitions for prospectˈprɒs pɛkt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word prospect
the possibility of future success
"his prospects as a writer are excellent"
expectation, outlook, prospect(noun)
belief about (or mental picture of) the future
someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama(noun)
the visual percept of a region
"the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
prognosis, prospect, medical prognosis(verb)
a prediction of the course of a disease
search for something desirable
"prospect a job"
explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
The potential things that may come to pass, often favorable.
A hope; a hopeful.
Any player whose rights are owned by a top-level professional team, but who has yet to play a game for said team.
The facade of an organ.
To search, as for gold.
Origin: prospectus, past participle of prospicere, to look forward, from pro, before, forward + specere, spicere, to look, to see
that which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook
especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape
a position affording a fine view; a lookout
relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect
the act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state
that which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success
to look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold
to make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold
Origin: [L. prospectus, fr. prospicere, prospectum, to look forward; pro before, forward + specere, spicere, look, to see: cf. OF. prospect. See Spy, v., and cf. Prospectus.]
Prospect is a monthly British general interest magazine, specialising in politics, economics and current affairs. Frequent topics include British, European, and US politics, social issues, art, literature, cinema, science, the media, history, philosophy, and psychology. It features a mixture of lengthy analytic articles, first-person reportage, one-page columns, and shorter, quirkier items. Notable features of the magazine include head-to-head debates between two writers with opposing views on a subject; roundtable discussions, in which a series of experts with varying views on a given topic meet for a discussion, an edited transcript of which is published in the magazine; and interviews with major political and cultural figures. Prospect has also attempted to revitalise the art of the short story in Britain, by publishing new fiction in every issue, and by organising and sponsoring the National Short Story prize, the biggest award in the world for a single story, which launched in 2004. The first award, of £15,000, went to James Lasdun in May 2005. The magazine prizes independence over ideology and its articles and authors span the political spectrum. In recent years the magazine's founding editor, David Goodhart, has stirred controversy with a series of articles arguing that the increasing diversity of the United Kingdom may weaken the bonds of solidarity on which the welfare state depends. The debate fed into the broader discussions of "Britishness" that have become increasingly common in the public sphere.
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Rank popularity for the word 'prospect' in Nouns Frequency: #864
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The prospect of going home is very appealing.
Those with no prospect of staying must leave our country.
It all seemed so much less than exciting as a career prospect for him.
We are excited about the prospect of bringing modern river cruising to the Mississippi.
The market is once again getting a bit spooked about the prospect of higher rates in the U.S..
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Translations for prospect
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- احتمال, إمكانية, أمل, توقعArabic
- prospeccionsCatalan, Valencian
- expectativa, posibilidad, prospectivaSpanish
- چشم اندازPersian
- mahdollisuus, etsiäFinnish
- prospecter, perspectiveFrench
- dùilScottish Gaelic
- perspektywa, poszukiwaćPolish
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