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Definitions of prospect

  1.   search for something desirable; " prospect a job"
  2.   A looking forward: a view: object of view: a scene: expectation.
  3.   the visual percept of a region; " the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
  4.   someone who is considered for something ( for an office or prize or honor etc.)
  5.   View of things within the range of the eye; expectation; ground of expectation; the place and the objects seen; object of view; view delineated; aspect.
  6.   To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold.
  7.   Prospecter, prospector.
  8.   A view; outlook; reasonable expectation.
  9.   Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
  10.   To search or explore, especially for gold or valuable minerals.
  11.   That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success.
  12.   A view; expectation.
  13.   To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold.
  14.   To explore; view; survey.
  15.   A scene spread out before the sight; view; outlook; a looking forward; expectation.
  16.   To search, as for gold or silver.
  17.   The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state.
  18.   a prediction of the course of a disease
  19.   belief about ( or mental picture of) the future
  20.   That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
  21.   explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
  22.   Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.
  23.   the possibility of future success; " his prospects as a writer are excellent"
  24.   A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
  25.   A looking forward; a distant view; that which is present to the eye, as a scene or landscape; regard to something future; expectation.

Antonyms for prospect

dropout, noncandidate, certainty, honoree, inductee, reality, actuality, incumbent, officeholder.

Quotes of prospect

  1. It was also wonderful to have the prospect of playing with Jack Nicholson. It was a terrific part, a terrific script, with Alexander Payne and Jack Nicholson. You can't get any better than that! – Kathy Bates
  2. Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her. – Ambrose Bierce
  3. I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you're nominated, winning one seems a bit less far -fetched than before. – Greg Egan
  4. A civilization which leaves so large a number of its participants unsatisfied and drives them into revolt neither has nor deserves the prospect of a lasting existence. – Sigmund Freud
  5. The prospect of going home is very appealing. – David Ginola
  6. The first question which you will ask and which I must try to answer is this; What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? and my answer must at once be, it is no use. There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. – George Leigh Mallory
  7. The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain and the Provinces in South America still continues, without any prospect of its speedy termination. – James Monroe
  8. When executing advertising, it's best to think of yourself as an uninvited guest in the living room of a prospect who has the magical power to make you disappear instantly. – John O'Toole
  9. As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity. – Jean Paul
  10. The Election Assistance Commission represents a major, unprecedented commitment from the federal government to sustained freedom and vibrant democracy. I am humbled by the prospect of being one its charter members. – DeForest Soaries
  11. I very much regret, in appearing before you at your request, to address you on the present state of the country, and the prospect before us, that I can bring you no good tidings. – Robert Toombs
  12. Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances. – Abraham Tucker
  13. One -third of our people were dangerously ill, getting worse hourly, and we felt sure of meeting the same fate, with death as our only prospect which in such a country was much worse yet. – Alvar N. C. de Vaca
  14. But if we had to trade with a Europe dominated by the present German trade policies, we might have to change our methods to some totalitarian form. This is a prospect that any lover of democracy must view with consternation. – Wendell L. Wilkie

Usage examples for prospect

  1. Do you feel no interest in such a prospect – Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. The prospect of the party in the afternoon depressed and irritated me. ” – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  3. He is furious at the prospect but it can't be helped. ” – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  4. Prospect Farm, Point de Bute. ” – The-Chignecto-Isthmus-and-its-first-settlers by Trueman, Howard
  5. The prospect doesn't alarm you, does it? ” – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  6. The smoke had been settled away by the wind, and the prospect was clear. ” – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  7. The prospect of a lecture from Mark Twain interested the London public. ” – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  8. As we drove into the valley, that lovely day in May, no prospect could have been more beautiful. ” – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  9. At last there seems a fair prospect of light being thrown upon the case. ” – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  10. When there is a prospect of a good marriage, yes! ” – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  11. We have a prospect of fine weather; come, signors, let us down to breakfast, and after breakfast we will enjoy our cigarros upon the deck. ” – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  12. All were delighted at the prospect of seeing fresh air and green fields and bright sun. ” – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  13. But Bobby understood that he would agree, and he forced his new courage to face the prospect – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  14. What, not with this splendid prospect – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  15. Evidently the prospect pleased her, so they went together, but she refused to allow him to carry the baby, or even to send for the woman. ” – A Beautiful Alien by Julia Magruder
  16. As far as she could see, there was no end to the punishment in prospect for her. ” – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  17. “ Watty and I will go up that valley and prospect – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. “ A dark prospect indeed. ” – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  19. “ Reverdy was all delight over the prospect and it was an opportunity for me to be with Isabel. ” – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  20. She was considering the prospect Mr. Benoliel held out to her from a quite different point of view. ” – The Turnstile by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason

Idioms for prospect

  • prospect for sth;