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pros·pect

 (prŏs′pĕkt′)
n.
1. Something expected; a possibility.
2. prospects
a. Chances.
b. Financial expectations, especially of success.
3.
a. A potential customer, client, or purchaser.
b. A candidate deemed likely to succeed.
4. The direction in which an object, such as a building, faces; an outlook.
5. Something presented to the eye; a scene: a pleasant prospect.
6. The act of surveying or examining.
7.
a. The location or probable location of a mineral deposit.
b. An actual or probable mineral deposit.
c. The mineral yield obtained by working an ore.
v. pros·pect·ed, pros·pect·ing, pros·pects
v.tr.
To search for or explore (a region) for mineral deposits or oil.
v.intr.
To explore for mineral deposits or oil.

[Middle English prospecte, from Latin prōspectus, distant view, from past participle of prōspicere, to look out : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + specere, to look at; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

prospect

n
1. (sometimes plural) a probability or chance for future success, esp as based on present work or aptitude: a good job with prospects.
2. a vision of the future; what is foreseen; expectation: she was excited at the prospect of living in London; unemployment presents a grim prospect.
3. a view or scene, esp one offering an extended outlook
4. a prospective buyer, project, etc
5. a survey or observation
6. (Mining & Quarrying) mining
a. a known or likely deposit of ore
b. the location of a deposit of ore
c. a sample of ore for testing
d. the yield of mineral obtained from a sample of ore
vb
7. (Mining & Quarrying) (when: intr, often foll by for) to explore (a region) for gold or other valuable minerals
8. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) to work (a mine) to discover its profitability
9. (often foll by: for) to search (for)
[C15: from Latin prōspectus distant view, from prōspicere to look into the distance, from prō- forward + specere to look]
ˈprospectless adj

pros•pect

(ˈprɒs pɛkt)

n.
1. Usu., prospects.
a. an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc.
b. the outlook for the future: good business prospects.
2. anticipation; expectation; a looking forward.
3. something in view as a source of profit.
4. a potential or likely customer, client, candidate, etc.
5. a view, esp. of scenery; scene.
6. outlook or view over a region or in a particular direction.
7. a mental view or survey, as of a subject.
8. Mining.
a. a place giving indication of a mineral deposit.
b. a sample of earth, gravel, etc., to be tested for the presence of such deposit.
c. the mineral yielded by such a test.
d. a mine working or excavation undertaken in a search for ore.
v.t.
9. to search or explore (a region), as for gold.
10. to work (a mine or claim) experimentally in order to test its value.
v.i.
11. to search or explore a region for gold or the like.
Idioms:
in prospect, expected; in view: no other alternative in prospect.
[1400–50; late Middle English prospecte < Latin prōspectus outlook, view. See prospectus]
pros•pec•tor (ˈprɒs pɛk tər, prəˈspɛk-) n.
syn: See view.

prospect


Past participle: prospected
Gerund: prospecting

Imperative
prospect
prospect
Present
I prospect
you prospect
he/she/it prospects
we prospect
you prospect
they prospect
Preterite
I prospected
you prospected
he/she/it prospected
we prospected
you prospected
they prospected
Present Continuous
I am prospecting
you are prospecting
he/she/it is prospecting
we are prospecting
you are prospecting
they are prospecting
Present Perfect
I have prospected
you have prospected
he/she/it has prospected
we have prospected
you have prospected
they have prospected
Past Continuous
I was prospecting
you were prospecting
he/she/it was prospecting
we were prospecting
you were prospecting
they were prospecting
Past Perfect
I had prospected
you had prospected
he/she/it had prospected
we had prospected
you had prospected
they had prospected
Future
I will prospect
you will prospect
he/she/it will prospect
we will prospect
you will prospect
they will prospect
Future Perfect
I will have prospected
you will have prospected
he/she/it will have prospected
we will have prospected
you will have prospected
they will have prospected
Future Continuous
I will be prospecting
you will be prospecting
he/she/it will be prospecting
we will be prospecting
you will be prospecting
they will be prospecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prospecting
you have been prospecting
he/she/it has been prospecting
we have been prospecting
you have been prospecting
they have been prospecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prospecting
you will have been prospecting
he/she/it will have been prospecting
we will have been prospecting
you will have been prospecting
they will have been prospecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prospecting
you had been prospecting
he/she/it had been prospecting
we had been prospecting
you had been prospecting
they had been prospecting
Conditional
I would prospect
you would prospect
he/she/it would prospect
we would prospect
you would prospect
they would prospect
Past Conditional
I would have prospected
you would have prospected
he/she/it would have prospected
we would have prospected
you would have prospected
they would have prospected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prospect - the possibility of future success; "his prospects as a writer are excellent"
potential, potentiality, potency - the inherent capacity for coming into being
2.prospect - belief about (or mental picture of) the futureprospect - belief about (or mental picture of) the future
belief - any cognitive content held as true
promise, hope - grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover"
foretaste - an early limited awareness of something yet to occur
possibility - a future prospect or potential; "this room has great possibilities"
anticipation, expectancy - something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
misgiving, apprehension - painful expectation
3.prospect - someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.prospect - the visual percept of a regionprospect - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
background, ground - the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
coast - the area within view; "the coast is clear"
exposure - aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces; "the studio had a northern exposure"
foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse - a brief or incomplete view; "from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"
middle distance - the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view - a view from the side of something
tableau - any dramatic scene
5.prospect - a prediction of the course of a diseaseprospect - a prediction of the course of a disease
medical diagnosis - identification of a disease from its symptoms
Verb1.prospect - search for something desirable; "prospect a job"
search, look - search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
2.prospect - explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals
explore, research, search - inquire into; "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness"

prospect

noun
1. likelihood, chance, possibility, plan, hope, promise, proposal, odds, expectation, probability, anticipation, presumption There is little prospect of having these questions answered.
2. idea, thought, outlook, contemplation the pleasant prospect of a quiet night in
3. view, perspective, landscape, scene, sight, vision, outlook, spectacle, panorama, vista The windows overlooked the superb prospect of the hills.
plural noun
1. possibilities, openings, chances, future, potential, expectations, outlook, scope I chose to work abroad to improve my career prospects.
verb
1. look, search, seek, survey, explore, drill, go after, dowse The companies are prospecting for oil not far from here.

prospect

noun
1. Something expected:
2. The likeliness of a given event occurring.Used in plural:
3. Chance of success or advancement.Used in plural:
4. That which is or can be seen:
Translations
إحْتِمال، تَقْديرات مُحْتَمَلَهتَوَقُّعَمَنْظَر، مَشْهَديُنَقِّبُ بَحْثا عن المَعادِن
vyhlídkaobzorprovádět průzkumvýhled
mulighedudsigtgrave efter
mahdollisuusnäkymä
explorerpersonne prospectablepersonne prospectéeperspectives d'avenirprospect
mogućnost
leita eftirmöguleikar, horfur, útlitútsÿn
見通し
전망
ieškotojasprospektas
izredzesmeklētperspektīvaskats
utsikt
โอกาส
triển vọng

prospect

A. [ˈprɒspekt] N
1. (= outlook) → perspectiva f
it was a daunting/pleasant prospectera una perspectiva desalentadora/agradable
the prospects look grimlas perspectivas son desalentadoras
prospects for the harvest are poorel panorama se anuncia más bien negro para la cosecha
she was excited at the prospect of the China tripestaba entusiasmada con la perspectiva de irse a China
he was terrified at the prospectla perspectiva le aterraba
to face the prospect of sth, be faced with the prospect of sthverse ante la perspectiva de algo
faced with the prospect of bankruptcy he committed suicideante la perspectiva de la ruina, se suicidó
in prospecten perspectiva
to have sth in prospecttener algo en perspectiva
2. (= possibility) → posibilidad f
the job held out the prospect of rapid promotionel trabajo ofrecía la posibilidad de ascender con rapidez
there is little prospect of his cominghay pocas posibilidades de que venga
he has little prospect of success/of succeedingtiene pocas posibilidades de tener éxito
I see no prospect of that (happening)eso no lo creo probable
he didn't relish the prospect of having to look for another jobno le entusiasmaba la posibilidad de tener que buscar otro trabajo
3. prospects (= future possibilities) → porvenir m, futuro m
a job with no prospectsun trabajo sin porvenir, un trabajo sin (perspectivas de) futuro
what are his prospects?¿qué perspectivas de futuro tiene?
job/promotion prospectsperspectivas fpl de trabajo/ascenso
future prospectsperspectivas fpl de futuro
she has good prospectstiene buen porvenir or un buen futuro
4. (o.f.) (= view) → panorama m, vista f
a prospect of Toledoun panorama de Toledo, una vista de Toledo
5. (= prospective candidate, champion, etc) the company is not an attractive prospect for shareholdersla empresa no representa una opción or posibilidad atractiva para los accionistas
the man who is Britain's best prospect for a gold medal in the Olympicsel hombre que tiene mayores posibilidades de conseguir una medalla de oro para Gran Bretaña en las Olimpiadas
Steve is a great prospect for the future of British chessSteve promete muchísimo para el futuro del ajedrez británico
a salesman who considers everybody a prospectun vendedor que considera a todo el mundo como un potencial comprador
6. (= marriage partner) → partido m
he's/she's not much of a prospect for her/himno es muy buen partido para ella/él
7. (Min) zona donde es probable que haya yacimientos de minerales
B. [prəsˈpekt] VT [+ area, land] → hacer prospecciones en, prospectar
C. [prəsˈpekt] VIhacer prospecciones, prospectar
oil companies are prospecting near herelas compañías petrolíferas están haciendo prospecciones or prospectando cerca de aquí
to prospect for goldbuscar oro

prospect

[ˈprɒspɛkt]
n
(= chance) there is little prospect of ... → il y a peu de chance de ...
there is a real prospect that ... → il y a de réelles chances pour que ...
every prospect of sth
There is every prospect of an early victory → Tout laisse prévoir une victoire rapide.
(= idea) → perspective f
the prospect of sth
She rejoiced at the prospect of the trip → La perspective du voyage la réjouissait.
to be faced with the prospect of sth → devoir faire face à la perspective de qch
We are faced with the prospect of leaving
BUT Nous risquons de devoir partir.
prospects npl
(= future possibilities) → perspectives fpl
It'll improve my career prospects → Cela améliorera mes perspectives professionnelles.
the prospects for peace → les perspectives de paix
future prospects → perspectives d'avenir
sb's prospects of doing sth → les chances de qn de faire qch
a job with prospects → un emploi avec des débouchés
[prəˈspɛkt] viprospecter
to prospect for sth [+ gold, oil, minerals] → prospecter pour trouver qch

prospect

n
(= outlook, chance)Aussicht f (→ of auf +acc); what a prospect! (iro)das sind ja schöne Aussichten!; he has no prospectser hat keine Zukunft; a job with no prospectseine Stelle ohne Zukunft; to face the prospect of somethingmit etw rechnen müssen; to hold out the prospect of somethingetw in Aussicht stellen; to have something in prospectetw in Aussicht haben
(= person, thing) he’s not much of a prospect for herer hat ihr nicht viel zu bieten; I think this product would be a good prospectich glaube, dieses Produkt ist sehr aussichtsreich; Manchester is a good prospect for the cupManchester ist ein aussichtsreicher Kandidat für den Pokal; a likely prospect as a customer/candidateein aussichtsreicher Kunde/Kandidat; a likely prospect as a husbandein Mann, der als Ehemann infrage or in Frage kommt; he’s a good prospect for the team (could benefit it) → mit ihm hat die Mannschaft gute Aussichten
(old, form: = view) → Aussicht f (→ of auf +acc); (= painting)Ansicht f(of von)
(Min) → Schürfstelle f
vt (Min) → nach Bodenschätzen suchen in (+dat)
vi (Min) → nach Bodenschätzen suchen; to prospect for goldnach Gold suchen

prospect

[n ˈprɒspɛkt; vb prəˈspɛkt]
1. n (outlook) → vista (fig) → prospettiva; (hope) → speranza; (chance) → probabilità f inv
future prospects (of person, country) → prospettive fpl
it's a grim prospect → è una prospettiva poco allegra
we are faced with the prospect of leaving → rischiamo di dovercene andare
there's little prospect of its happening → ci sono poche probabilità che accada
what have you got in prospect? → cos' hai in vista?
there is every prospect of an early victory → tutto lascia prevedere una rapida vittoria
what are his prospects? → che prospettiva ha?
a job with no prospects → un lavoro che non offre nessuna prospettiva
he is a good prospect for the team → è una speranza per la squadra
to seem a good prospect → sembrare promettente
2. vtesplorare
3. vi to prospect for goldcercare l'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.

prospect

تَوَقُّعَ vyhlídka mulighed Aussicht προοπτική perspectiva näkymä prospect mogućnost prospettiva 見通し 전망 mogelijkheid mulighet perspektywa perspectiva перспектива utsikt โอกาส gelecek beklentisi triển vọng 前景
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The second year began rather soberly, for their prospects did not brighten, and Aunt March died suddenly.
Go to Alice, and comfort her with our reviving prospects.
Life, within doors, has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly arranged and well-provisioned breakfast-table.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
Fine prospects to 'em; they're on the road to heaven.
True, both his eyes, in themselves, must simultaneously act; but is his brain so much more comprehensive, combining, and subtle than man's, that he can at the same moment of time attentively examine two distinct prospects, one on one side of him, and the other in an exactly opposite direction?
The prospects were bad at present, for truckmen who worked in the storerooms said that these were piled up to the ceilings, so that the firm could not have found room for another week's output of cans.
When however, the fact that she had resolved to go was fully before the public mind, she was solemnly invited out to tea by all her friends and neighbors for the space of a fortnight, and her prospects and plans duly canvassed and inquired into.
Hannah was so satisfied with her own unexpectedly radiant prospects that she hardly realized her mother's anxieties; for there are natures which flourish, in adversity, and deteriorate when exposed to sudden prosperity.
He was looked on as sufficiently belonging to the place to make his merits and prospects a kind of common concern.
I should wish her to be brought up in a manner suiting her prospects," continued my benefactress; "to be made useful, to be kept humble: as for the vacations, she will, with your permission, spend them always at Lowood.
With this summary of his son's worldly prospects, Mr.