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Definitions of prospect

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

  1. As far as she could see, there was no end to the punishment in prospect for her. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. He is furious at the prospect but it can't be helped. – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  3. 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
  4. At last there seems a fair prospect of light being thrown upon the case. – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  5. What, not with this splendid prospect – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  6. But Bobby understood that he would agree, and he forced his new courage to face the prospect – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  7. 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
  8. The smoke had been settled away by the wind, and the prospect was clear. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  9. 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
  10. The prospect of the party in the afternoon depressed and irritated me. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  11. When there is a prospect of a good marriage, yes! – Three Comedies by Björnstjerne M. Björnson Commentator: R. Farquharson Sharp
  12. The prospect doesn't alarm you, does it? – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  13. Do you feel no interest in such a prospect – Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. A dark prospect indeed. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  19. Prospect Farm, Point de Bute. – The-Chignecto-Isthmus-and-its-first-settlers by Trueman, Howard
  20. Watty and I will go up that valley and prospect – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
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