prospector


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pros·pec·tor

 (prŏs′pĕk′tər)
n.
One who explores an area for mineral deposits or oil.

prospector

(prəˈspɛktə)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) a person who searches for the natural occurrence of gold, petroleum, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prospector - someone who explores an area for mineral depositsprospector - someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
miner, mineworker - laborer who works in a mine
sourdough - a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)
Translations
مُنَقِّب عن المَعادِن
prospektor
guldgraver
talajkutató
gullleitarmaîur
prospektor
altın/petrol arayıcısı

prospector

[prəsˈpektəʳ] Nbuscador(a) m/f, cateador(a) m/f (LAm)
gold prospectorbuscador(a) m/f de oro
oil prospectorsprospectores mpl petroleros

prospector

[prəˈspɛktər] nprospecteur/trice m/f gold prospector

prospector

nProspektor m (spec), → Gold-/Erz-/Ölsucher(in) m(f)

prospector

[prəsˈpɛktəʳ] nprospettore m
gold prospector → cercatore m d'oro

prospect

(ˈprospekt) noun
1. an outlook for the future; a view of what one may expect to happen. He didn't like the prospect of going abroad; a job with good prospects.
2. a view or scene. a fine prospect.
(prəˈspekt) , (American) (ˈprospekt) verb
to make a search (for gold etc). He is prospecting for gold.
prospector (prəˈspektə) , ((American) ˈprospektər) noun
a person who prospects for gold etc.
prospectus (prəˈspektəs) noun
a booklet giving information about a school, organization etc.
References in classic literature ?
It was agreed that I was to hold down our claim against the remote possibility of its being jumped by some wandering prospector.
With much labor we got our things up the steps, and then, looking back, took one last long survey of that strange land, soon I fear to be vulgarized, the prey of hunter and prospector, but to each of us a dreamland of glamour and romance, a land where we had dared much, suffered much, and learned much--OUR land, as we shall ever fondly call it.
All this gyroscopic and mono-rail development naturally absorbed a vast amount of public attention, and there,was also a huge excitement consequent upon the amazing gold discoveries off the coast of Anglesea made by a submarine prospector, Miss Patricia Giddy.
He was an old fellow who had devoted the better part of a long life to the perfection of a mechanical subterranean prospector.
We may stop here, and die of asphyxiation when our atmosphere tanks are empty," replied Perry, "or we may continue on with the slight hope that we may later sufficiently deflect the prospector from the vertical to carry us along the arc of a great circle which must eventually return us to the surface.
Nor less so did the mighty subterranean prospector which had carried me to Pellucidar and back again, and which lay out in the desert about two miles from my camp.
He is middle-aged, has a bad record, and is not in any sense of the word a gentleman, but he has plenty of money--made it first in California oil, then grub-staked a prospector in British Columbia, cheated him out of his share of the big lode he discovered and doubled his own wealth half a dozen times over.
I'd prefer being taken for a prospector or a dog-musher.
Finding that Val Jacinto was regularly engaged in the business of taking explorers and mine prospectors into the interior, Professor Bumper had engaged the man.
And he backed this opinion to the extent of grub-staking half a dozen parties of prospectors across the big divide into the Indian River region.
I have seen something of the sort on the side of a hill near Ballarat, where the prospectors had been at work.
A secret pasture for prospectors and a resting-place for tired burros, by damn