- 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)
Words nearby prospect
Idioms for prospect
Origin of 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
Examples from the Web for prospects
Prospects for the president to confront Riyadh on human rights are low.Congress: Obama Must Press Saudi Arabia on Human Rights|Josh Rogin|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prospects for the presidency are tied to economic performance.Monica Who-insky? Why Clinton Attacks Won't Work this Time|Jamelle Bouie|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prospects for extending emergency unemployment insurance are better than they looked a few weeks ago.Obama to Congress: Do Your Job and Extend Unemployment Benefits|Jamelle Bouie|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prospects are quite a bit better for the selection of good leaders in organizations.
Prospects are improved, of course, by the fact that about 20 percent of BYU students get married before they graduate.
"Prospects are very different from actual money, and compared to her I'm a pauper," Derby answered.The Title Market|Emily Post
"Your Prospects," as the subject of this chapter, does not mean your fondest hopes, or confident expectations.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins
Prospects were bright, and hearts were light, just to drop into poetry.
Prospects that appear to have no gold at all in them sometimes turn out very brightly, sir.Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles|Mrs. Henry Wood
“California: its Characteristics and Prospects,” cited, 200.The Life of Bret Harte|Henry Childs Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for prospects
- 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