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Definition of Prospect

Prospect

  1. That which is embraced by eye in vision; the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
  2. Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
  3. A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
  4. Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.
  5. The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state.
  6. That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success.
  7. To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold.
  8. To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold.

Prospect Quotations

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
J. B. Priestley

The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
Ambrose Bierce

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
W. Clement Stone

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Prospect Translations

prospect in German is Sicht {f}, Erwartung {f}, Aussicht {f}
prospect in Swedish is utsikt
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