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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

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

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.
Thomas Jefferson

In order for the United States to do the right things for the long term, it appears to be helpful for us to have the prospect of humiliation. Sputnik helped us fund good science - really good science: the semiconductor came out of it.
Bill Gates

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

Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
Henry David Thoreau
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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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