prospect

[ pros-pekt ]
/ ˈprɒs pɛkt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to search or explore (a region), as for gold.
to work (a mine or claim) experimentally in order to test its value.

verb (used without object)

to search or explore a region for gold or the like.

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Idioms for prospect

    in prospect, under consideration; expected; in view: He had no other alternative in prospect.

Origin of prospect

1400–50; late Middle English prospecte < Latin prōspectus outlook, view. See prospectus

SYNONYMS FOR prospect

6, 7 See view.
7, 8 perspective.

OTHER WORDS FROM prospect

pros·pect·less, adjectivepros·pec·tor [pros-pek-ter, pruh-spek-ter] /ˈprɒs pɛk tər, prəˈspɛk tər/, nounnon·pros·pect, nounun·der·pros·pect, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prospect

prospect

noun (ˈprɒspɛkt)

verb (prəˈspɛkt)

Derived forms of prospect

prospectless, adjective

Word Origin for prospect

C15: from Latin prōspectus distant view, from prōspicere to look into the distance, from prō- forward + specere to look
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