Definitions for prospectorˈprɒs pɛk tər, prəˈspɛk-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pros•pect*ˈprɒs pɛkt(n.)

  1. Usu., prospects. an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc. the outlook for the future:

    good business prospects.

  2. anticipation; expectation; a looking forward.

  3. something in view as a source of profit.

  4. a potential or likely customer, client, candidate, etc.

  5. a view, esp. of scenery; scene.

  6. outlook or view over a region or in a particular direction.

  7. a mental view or survey, as of a subject.

  8. 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.

    Category: Mining

  9. (v.t.)to search or explore (a region), as for gold.

    Category: Mining

  10. to work (a mine or claim) experimentally in order to test its value.

    Category: Mining

  11. (v.i.)to search or explore a region for gold or the like.

    Category: Mining

Idioms for prospect:

  1. in prospect,expected; in view:

    no other alternative in prospect.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: See view.

Origin of prospect:

1400–50; late ME prospecte < L prōspectus outlook, view. See prospectus

pros•pec•torˈprɒs pɛk tər, prəˈspɛk-(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prospector(noun)

    someone who explores an area for mineral deposits


  1. prospector(Noun)

    A person who explores or prospects an area in search of mineral deposits, such as gold.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prospector(noun)

    one who prospects; especially, one who explores a region for minerals and precious metals

Translations for prospector

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who prospects for gold etc.

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