What does Prospect mean?

Definitions for Prospect
ˈprɒs pɛktProspect

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Prospect.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prospect, chancenoun

    the possibility of future success

    "his prospects as a writer are excellent"

  2. expectation, outlook, prospectnoun

    belief about (or mental picture of) the future

  3. candidate, prospectnoun

    someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)

  4. view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panoramanoun

    the visual percept of a region

    "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"

  5. prognosis, prospect, medical prognosisverb

    a prediction of the course of a disease

  6. prospectverb

    search for something desirable

    "prospect a job"

  7. prospectverb

    explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals

Wiktionary

  1. prospectnoun

    The potential things that may come to pass, often favorable.

    Etymology: prospectus, past participle of prospicere, to look forward, from pro, before, forward + specere, spicere, to look, to see

  2. prospectnoun

    A hope; a hopeful.

    Etymology: prospectus, past participle of prospicere, to look forward, from pro, before, forward + specere, spicere, to look, to see

  3. prospectnoun

    Any player whose rights are owned by a top-level professional team, but who has yet to play a game for said team.

    Etymology: prospectus, past participle of prospicere, to look forward, from pro, before, forward + specere, spicere, to look, to see

  4. prospectnoun

    The facade of an organ.

    Etymology: prospectus, past participle of prospicere, to look forward, from pro, before, forward + specere, spicere, to look, to see

  5. prospectverb

    To search, as for gold.

    Etymology: prospectus, past participle of prospicere, to look forward, from pro, before, forward + specere, spicere, to look, to see

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prospect

    that which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Prospect

    especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Prospect

    a position affording a fine view; a lookout

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Prospect

    relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Prospect

    the act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Prospect

    that which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Prospectverb

    to look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Prospectverb

    to make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Prospect

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prospect

    pros′pekt, n. a looking forward: that which the eye takes in at once: a view: object of view: a scene: expectation: a long, straight, wide street: outlook, exposure.—v.i. Prospect′, to make a search, esp. for chances of mining for precious metals.—ns. Prospec′ter, -or, one who explores for valuable minerals; Prospec′ting, searching a district for gold or silver mines with a view to further operations; Prospec′tion, the act of looking forward or of providing for future wants.—adj. Prospec′tive, looking forward: expected: acting with foresight: relating to the future: distant.—n. outlook: prospect.—adv. Prospec′tively.—ns. Prospec′tiveness; Prospec′tus, the outline of any plan submitted for public approval, particularly of a literary work or of a joint-stock concern. [L. prospectusprospicĕre, prospectumpro, forward, specĕre, to look.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prospect' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3115

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prospect' in Nouns Frequency: #864

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prospect in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prospect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Prospect in a Sentence

  1. Keith Vaz:

    Residents of Leicester East have previously defended the statue, at one point forming a symbolic ring of protection around the statue. In a letter to former Leicester East MP Keith Vaz, who played a part in putting up the statue, Soulsby assured that the statue would be safe. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP I am delighted to be able to give you absolute assurance that there is no prospect whatsoever of the council agreeing at any time to the removal of the statue and certainly not while I remain mayor.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Until we have snuffed out the last case of Ebola in West Africa, there’s always the prospect, the likelihood that it spreads and could end up coming back to the U.S..

  3. Elvis Picardo:

    The market is once again getting a bit spooked about the prospect of higher rates in the U.S..

  4. Governor Gavin Newsom:

    The prospect of mass gatherings.

  5. Yukio Ishizuki:

    The instability of the British government is the main reason for the pound's weakness. Two ministers stepped down, raising the prospect of a 'hard Brexit' and putting pressure on the pound, given the discontent and grumbling within the conservative party, the position of (Prime Minister Theresa) May is becoming precarious.

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