Definition of Prospect

1. Noun. The possibility of future success. "His prospects as a writer are excellent"

Exact synonyms: Chance
Generic synonyms: Potency, Potential, Potentiality



2. Verb. Search for something desirable. "Prospect a job"
Generic synonyms: Look, Search

3. Noun. Belief about (or mental picture of) the future.
Exact synonyms: Expectation, Outlook
Generic synonyms: Belief
Specialized synonyms: Hope, Promise, Foretaste, Possibility, Anticipation, Expectancy, Apprehension, Misgiving
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect, Expect

4. Verb. Explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals. "The men prospect for animals in the area"
Generic synonyms: Explore, Research, Search
Derivative terms: Prospector

5. Noun. Someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.).
Exact synonyms: Candidate
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

6. Noun. The visual percept of a region. ; "The most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
Exact synonyms: Aspect, Panorama, Scene, View, Vista
Generic synonyms: Visual Image, Visual Percept
Specialized synonyms: Background, Ground, Coast, Exposure, Foreground, Glimpse, Middle Distance, Side View, Tableau
Derivative terms: Panoramic, Scenic, View

7. Noun. A prediction of the course of a disease.
Exact synonyms: Medical Prognosis, Prognosis
Generic synonyms: Medical Diagnosis
Derivative terms: Prognostic

Definition of Prospect

1. n. That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.

2. v. t. To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold.

3. v. i. To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold.

Definition of Prospect

1. Noun. The potential things that may come to pass, often favorable. ¹

2. Noun. A hope; a hopeful. ¹

3. Noun. (sports) Any player whose rights are owned by a top-level professional team, but who has yet to play a game for said team. ¹

4. Noun. (music) The facade of an organ. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To search, as for gold. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prospect

1. to explore for mineral deposits [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prospect

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prosopolepsies
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prospect (current term)
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Literary usage of Prospect

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1. Bulletin by New Zealand Geological Survey (1912)
"The prospect work at this property consists of two shafts, ... It is locally reported that the prospect work at this place was done by men, who, ..."

2. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1864)
"prospect in the Southwest.—prospect in Tennessee.—prospect in Virginia.—Stuart's Raid into Pennsylvania.—Souvenirs of Southern Chivalry. ..."

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