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Prospect meaning

prospect - 9 dictionary results

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

prospect - examples of usage

  1. Most of them hated the prospect. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. For myself, I was fairly content with the prospect before me. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. The smoke had been settled away by the wind, and the prospect was clear. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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