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NOUN (5)

1. the possibility of future success;
- Example: "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
[syn: prospect, chance]

2. belief about (or mental picture of) the future;
[syn: expectation, outlook, prospect]

3. someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.);
[syn: candidate, prospect]

4. the visual percept of a region;
- Example: "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
[syn: view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama]

5. a prediction of the course of a disease;
[syn: prognosis, prospect, medical prognosis]


VERB (2)

1. search for something desirable;
- Example: "prospect a job"

2. explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prospect \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. [1913 Webster] His eye discovers unaware The goodly prospect of some foreign land. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, a picturesque or widely extended view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape. [1913 Webster] I went to Putney . . . to take prospects in crayon. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] 3. A position affording a fine view; a lookout. [R.] [1913 Webster] Him God beholding from his prospect high. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect. [1913 Webster] And their prospect was toward the south. --Ezek. xl. 44. [1913 Webster] 5. The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation; as, a prospect of the future state. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 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 ? --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 6. That which is hoped for; ground for hope or expectation; expectation; probable result; as, the prospect of success. "To brighter prospects born." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] These swell their prospectsd exalt their pride, When offers are disdain'd, and love deny'd. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prospect \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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prospect \Pros"pect\, v. i. To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prospect n 1: the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent" [syn: prospect, chance] 2: belief about (or mental picture of) the future [syn: expectation, outlook, prospect] 3: someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.) [syn: candidate, prospect] 4: the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views" [syn: view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama] 5: a prediction of the course of a disease [syn: prognosis, prospect, medical prognosis] v 1: search for something desirable; "prospect a job" 2: explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

224 Moby Thesaurus words for "prospect": aftertime, afteryears, airscape, anticipation, aptitude, aspect, aspiration, assumption, assurance, assured faith, bare possibility, by-and-by, certainty, chance, chances, cheerful expectation, cityscape, client, cloudscape, command, conceivability, conceivableness, confidence, contemplation, contingency, conviction, course ahead, crystal ball, customer, dekko, delve into, dependence, design, desire, determinism, dig into, discretion, distant future, domination, doomed hope, envisagement, envisionment, even chance, eventuality, expectancy, expectation, explore, eye, eyeful, eyereach, eyeshot, eyesight, fair expectation, fair prospect, faith, farseeingness, farsightedness, favorable prospect, fervent hope, field of view, field of vision, forecast, foreglance, foregleam, foreglimpse, forehandedness, foreseeing, foresight, foresightedness, forward look, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, go, good chance, good cheer, good hope, good possibility, great expectations, hereafter, high hopes, hope, hopeful prognosis, hopefulness, hopes, hoping, hoping against hope, horizon, immediate future, immediate prospect, imminence, in prospect, in sight, in store, in the cards, in the offing, in the wind, in view, intention, ken, landscape, leer, leering look, liability, likelihood, likeliness, likely, limit of vision, line of sight, longsightedness, look, look for, look-in, looking ahead, lookout, lustful leer, mark, mine, naked eye, near future, odds, off chance, offing, on the horizon, on the table, opportunity, outlook, outlook over, outside chance, outside hope, pan, pan for gold, panorama, patron, perspective, plan, possibilities, possibility, possible, possibleness, posteriority, potential, potentiality, prayerful hope, prediction, preparation, prepublication, presumption, presumptive evidence, preview, prevision, probabilism, probability, probable, project, projected, promise, prophecy, prospection, prospects, providence, provision, prudence, quarry, range, readiness, reasonable ground, reasonable hope, regard, regular, regular customer, reliance, remote possibility, riverscape, sagacity, sanguine expectation, scan, scape, scene, scenery, scenic view, scope, scope of vision, search for, seascape, security, sidelong look, sift, sight, sightliness, skyscape, sly look, small hope, spectacle, sucker, survey, sweep, tendency, the attainable, the feasible, the future, the morrow, the possible, the sweet by-and-by, thinkability, thinkableness, thought, time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow, townscape, trust, unastonishment, verisimilitude, view, virtuality, vista, waterscape, well-grounded hope, what is possible, what may be, what might be
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

PROSPECT, n. An outlook, usually forbidding. An expectation, usually forbidden. Blow, blow, ye spicy breezes -- O'er Ceylon blow your breath, Where every prospect pleases, Save only that of death. Bishop Sheber
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Prospect, NY -- U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 330 Housing Units (2000): 138 Land area (2000): 0.203553 sq. miles (0.527200 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.203553 sq. miles (0.527200 sq. km) FIPS code: 59883 Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36 Location: 43.303671 N, 75.152190 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Prospect, NY Prospect
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Prospect, NC -- U.S. Census Designated Place in North Carolina Population (2000): 690 Housing Units (2000): 248 Land area (2000): 2.697494 sq. miles (6.986476 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.697494 sq. miles (6.986476 sq. km) FIPS code: 53950 Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37 Location: 34.729295 N, 79.220714 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Prospect, NC Prospect
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Prospect, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 1191 Housing Units (2000): 490 Land area (2000): 0.724938 sq. miles (1.877580 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.724938 sq. miles (1.877580 sq. km) FIPS code: 64780 Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 40.451346 N, 83.186521 W ZIP Codes (1990): 43342 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Prospect, OH Prospect
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Prospect, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania Population (2000): 1234 Housing Units (2000): 518 Land area (2000): 4.776167 sq. miles (12.370215 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000786 sq. miles (0.002035 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.776953 sq. miles (12.372250 sq. km) FIPS code: 62752 Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42 Location: 40.904113 N, 80.046430 W ZIP Codes (1990): 16052 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Prospect, PA Prospect
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Prospect, KY -- U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 4657 Housing Units (2000): 1847 Land area (2000): 4.020251 sq. miles (10.412402 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.004028 sq. miles (0.010432 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.024279 sq. miles (10.422834 sq. km) FIPS code: 63264 Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21 Location: 38.340126 N, 85.605627 W ZIP Codes (1990): 40059 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Prospect, KY Prospect