- an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc.
- the outlook for the future: good business prospects.
- an apparent indication of ore or native metal.
- a place giving such indications.
- a mine working or excavation undertaken in a search for additional ore.
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Origin of prospect
synonym study for prospect
OTHER WORDS FROM prospectpros·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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How to use prospect in a sentence
Later in life, the undercontrolled 3-year-olds faced the worst prospects.‘The Origins of You’ explores how kids develop into their adult selves|Bruce Bower|September 16, 2020|Science News
Far more valuable was the prospect of selling American gas in Europe.
For starters, they reliably pay dividends and have solid top-line prospects.Global stocks climb—and futures jump—after Tuesday’s sell-off|Bernhard Warner|September 9, 2020|Fortune
They think this timeline can help control the spread of the coronavirus and bolster long-term economic prospects.A second lockdown proposed by Trump would get more support from Americans than one proposed by Biden|Lance Lambert|September 5, 2020|Fortune
We need a President who will lead in the face of crisis, rather than cower at the prospect of assuming responsibility.Donald Trump has failed to protect me and other students from COVID-19|jakemeth|September 3, 2020|Fortune
Then, German troops enlisted by the Brits (Hessians) began to attack at Battle Pass, located in Prospect Park.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He married Chirlane in a ceremony in Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
As a child of Tornado Alley myself, I endorse the sentiment in this American Prospect piece by Monica Potts.
She thanked him now over her cellphone as she stood in the Clean and Bright Laundromat on Prospect Avenue.Alphonza Bryant, the Slain Bronx Teen Who Did Everything Right|Michael Daly|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
At The American Prospect, Abby Rapoport cites a new study as evidence it won't happen.
Prospect House turned out to be a detached villa standing in a garden, with a broad view of the Channel.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
The remains of the American entrenchments on Prospect hill were demolished in 1817.The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775|Abraham Tomlinson
Prospect of wintering between the Luschnitz and the Sazawa there is now little; unless they will fight us, and be beaten.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
The development of Prospect Park has been a matter of great pride and gratification to the city.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II|Stephen M. Ostrander
Major-General Putnam assembled his division, upon the heights of Prospect hill, to hear it.Great Events in the History of North and South America|Charles A. Goodrich
British Dictionary definitions for prospect
- a known or likely deposit of ore
- the location of a deposit of ore
- a sample of ore for testing
- the yield of mineral obtained from a sample of ore