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Meaning of PROSPECT

Pronunciation:  'pr√Ęspekt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a prediction of the course of a disease
  2. [n]  the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
  3. [n]  belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  4. [n]  someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
  5. [n]  the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
  6. [v]  explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
  7. [v]  search for something desirable; "prospect a job"
 

PROSPECT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: aspect, candidate, expectation, medical prognosis, outlook, panorama, prognosis, scene, view, vista
 
 See Also: anticipation, apprehension, background, belief, coast, expectancy, explore, exposure, foreground, foretaste, glimpse, ground, hope, human, individual, look, medical diagnosis, middle distance, misgiving, mortal, person, possibility, potency, potential, potentiality, promise, research, search, search, side view, somebody, someone, soul, tableau, visual image, visual percept

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pros"pect\, n. [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}.]
    1. That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which
       the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
    
             His eye discovers unaware The goodly prospect of
             some foreign land.                    --Milton.
    
    2. Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a
       landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
    
             I went to Putney . . . to take prospects in crayon.
                                                   --Evelyn.
    
    3. A position affording a fine view; a lookout. [R.]
    
             Him God beholding from his prospect high. --Milton.
    
    4. Relative position of the front of a building or other
       structure; face; relative aspect.
    
             And their prospect was toward the south. --Ezek. xl.
                                                   44.
    
    5. The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a
       prospect of the future state. --Locke.
    
             Is he a prudent man as to his temporal estate, that
             lays designs only for a day, without any prospect
             to, or provision for, the remaining part of life ?
                                                   --Tillotson.
    
    6. That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation;
       expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success.
       ``To brighter prospects born.'' --Cowper.
    
             These swell their prospectsd exalt their pride, When
             offers are disdain'd, and love deny'd. --Pope.
    
    
  2. \Pros"pect\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prospected}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Prospecting}.]
    To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to
    prospect a district for gold.
    
    
  3. \Pros"pect\, v. i.
    To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the
    like; as, to prospect for gold.
    
    
 

 

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