- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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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
Example sentences from the Web for prospect
Silver and Tatum will be on hand in Connecticut to announce the first and second rounds, respectively, from an ESPN studio while select prospects watch from home, similar to how the WNBA and NFL drafts went this year.On quiet night for NBA draft lottery selections, Anthony Edwards goes No. 1 to Timberwolves|Ben Golliver, Des Bieler|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Which is all to say that the two teams that entered the season with the best squads and the best odds got even better, a terrifying prospect for their opponents, especially those hoping to mount a title challenge.Liverpool And Manchester City Look Ordinary. Are They?|Terrence Doyle|November 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Graham, a 6-foot-8 small forward, became a fast-rising prospect over the summer.Maryland basketball signs a trio of four-star players, including two with Baltimore roots|Emily Giambalvo|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Charles Law found the prospect of looking for a job daunting.A.I. recruiting startup wins competition to help military veterans find jobs|Jeremy Kahn|November 11, 2020|Fortune
Uiagalelei looked every bit the top prospect he was out of high school, but Clemson’s defense struggled at times and will be down three injured starters again against the Fighting Irish.College football games on TV: Notre Dame-Clemson will switch to USA Network from NBC|Matt Bonesteel|November 7, 2020|Washington Post
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