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prospect

[ pros-pekt ]
/ ˈprɒs pɛkt /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to search or explore a region for gold or the like.
to make a search; look for something: As a freelancer, you will be prospecting for clients.
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Idioms about prospect

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

Origin of prospect

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English prospecte, from Latin prōspectus “outlook, view”; see prospectus

synonym study for prospect

6, 7. See view.

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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