What does prospect mean?

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ˈprɒs pɛktprospect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prognosis, prospect, medical prognosis(noun)

    a prediction of the course of a disease

  2. view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama(noun)

    the visual percept of a region

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

  3. expectation, outlook, prospect(noun)

    belief about (or mental picture of) the future

  4. candidate, prospect(noun)

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

  5. prospect, chance(noun)

    the possibility of future success

    "his prospects as a writer are excellent"

  6. prospect(verb)

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

  7. prospect(verb)

    search for something desirable

    "prospect a job"

Wiktionary

  1. prospect(Noun)

    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. prospect(Noun)

    A hope; a hopeful.

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

  3. prospect(Noun)

    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. prospect(Noun)

    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. prospect(Verb)

    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. Prospect(verb)

    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. Prospect(verb)

    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. Sarah Leah Whitson:

    The fact that Ashraf Fayadh is facing the prospect of being beheaded only adds to the outrageousness of this court ruling.

  2. Capita Asset Services:

    Profits are lower relative to dividends than at any time since 2009, and we have seen some of Britain's biggest dividend payers announce drastic cuts for the year to come, with the prospect of more to follow.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One can realize a reality that a majority enjoys the open markets, where one finds the cheapest, but low-quality materials which no one bothers. Conversely, the specialty shops that decorate and sell expensive and quality materials; a few ones visit that since both factors logically depend on one's capacity and power of perches. Similarly, each field defines and holds such stage and level in the sense of competency, whether financial, qualification, vision, or ability to approach the point. In this prospect; indeed, one experiences in the literature of all forms and categories that the mass of minds reads low and senseless writings; whereas, neglect and disdain the academic and visionary writing and subject. The distinction that describes and shows the natural human history, which never prevails upon pure skill and wisdom that becomes authentic, quotable, and worthy quotation for all the times.

  4. Yunosuke Ikeda:

    There were basically three factors that pushed the euro lower. First was Draghi's comment, second was the prospect of a weak euro zone inflation data print on Wednesday and lastly IMF's central bank statistics.

  5. Yannis Mouzalas:

    That (resettling) would mean we, and countries like Italy and Hungary, would not be dealing with uncontrolled flows of people, save these people from smugglers and from the prospect of drowning trying to get here.

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