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Meaning of PROSPECT

Pronunciation:  'pr√Ęspekt

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.
    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 ?
    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.