Definitions for prospectˈprɒs pɛkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Usu., prospects. an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc. the outlook for the future:
good business prospects.
anticipation; expectation; a looking forward.
something in view as a source of profit.
a potential or likely customer, client, candidate, etc.
a view, esp. of scenery; scene.
outlook or view over a region or in a particular direction.
a mental view or survey, as of a subject.
Mining. a place giving indication of a mineral deposit. a sample of earth, gravel, etc., to be tested for the presence of such deposit. the mineral yielded by such a test. a mine working or excavation undertaken in a search for ore.
(v.t.)to search or explore (a region), as for gold.
to work (a mine or claim) experimentally in order to test its value.
(v.i.)to search or explore a region for gold or the like.
Idioms for prospect:
in prospect,expected; in view:
no other alternative in prospect.
* Syn: See view.
Origin of prospect:
1400–50; late ME prospecte < L prōspectus outlook, view. See prospectus
pros•pec•torˈprɒs pɛk tər, prəˈspɛk-(n.)
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the chances of success
The company's prospects are good.; sb's employment/job prospects
a new and talented player in a sport
excitement over the team's newest prospects
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
Translations for prospect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an outlook for the future; a view of what one may expect to happen
He didn't like the prospect of going abroad; a job with good prospects.
- إحْتِمال، تَقْديرات مُحْتَمَلَهArabic
- perspectivaPortuguese (BR)
- die AussichtGerman
- udsigt; mulighedDanish
- panorama, perspectiva (de futuro)Spanish
- perspectives d'avenirFrench
- möguleikar, (framtíðar)horfur, útlitIcelandic
- perspektīva; izredzesLatvian
- utsikt, mulighetNorwegian
- ننداره ، منظرهPashto
- (de) perspectivăRomanian
- framtidsperspektiv, -utsikter, möjligheterSwedish
- beklenti, olasılıkTurkish
- 前景，前途，可能性Chinese (Trad.)
- triển vọngVietnamese
- 前程，前途，展望Chinese (Simp.)
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