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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

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

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

Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
Henry Knox
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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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