Usually prospects .
an apparent probability of advancement, success, profit, etc.
the outlook for the future: good business prospects.
something in view as a source of profit.
a potential or likely customer, client, etc.
a potential or likely candidate.
a view, especially of scenery; scene.
outlook or view over a region or in a particular direction.
a mental view or survey, as of a subject or situation.
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.
Archaic. sight; range of vision.
to search or explore (a region), as for gold.
to work (a mine or claim) experimentally in order to test its value.
to make a careful survey of; examine or evaluate: Another local firm uses the same telemarketer to prospect the northern Brisbane market.
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.
Idioms about prospect
in prospect, under consideration; expected; in view: He had no other alternative in prospect.
- pros·pect·less, adjective
- pros·pec·tor [pros-pek-ter, pruh-spek-ter], /ˈprɒs pɛk tər, prəˈspɛk tər/, noun
- non·pros·pect, noun
- un·der·pros·pect, noun
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How to use prospect in a sentence
This raises the prospect that some impacts of early trauma can be erased.
In 2014, San Diego real estate officials faced the prospect of potentially having to move hundreds of city employees out of a downtown building if they couldn’t come up with a solution.The Deal Before the 101 Ash St. Debacle Helps Explain How We Got Here | Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx | August 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The greatest near-term prospect for action depends on the outcome of the November election.Revisiting the Business Roundtable’s ‘Stakeholder Capitalism,’ one year later | Geoffrey Colvin | August 19, 2020 | Fortune
Companies you already do business with make for ideal link prospects.Guide: How to structure a local SEO strategy for your business | Christian Carere | August 6, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Los Angeles also has a deep system with potential future stars ready to contribute, like infielder Gavin Lux, one of the top prospects in the game, and catcher Will Smith, who hit 35 combined home runs between Triple-A and the majors last season.The Dodgers Lead Our National League Predictions, But Don’t Count Out The Nats Or … Reds? | Travis Sawchik | July 22, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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.
The Apartments are but low and plain, but here is one of the most beautiful Prospects in the World.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I | Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
"Prospects are very different from actual money, and compared to her I'm a pauper," Derby answered.The Title Market | Emily Post
Prospects of wounded arriving seemed nil, and permission was given for a fancy-dress tea party to celebrate the double event.Fanny Goes to War | Pat Beauchamp
Prospects of recovery are never jeopardized by confinement in a proper institution.
Prospects, in the contemplation of which a mind enlightened finds the gratification of its desire.Old Continental Towns | Walter M. Gallichan
British Dictionary definitions for prospect
(sometimes plural) a probability or chance for future success, esp as based on present work or aptitude: a good job with prospects
a vision of the future; what is foreseen; expectation: she was excited at the prospect of living in London; unemployment presents a grim prospect
a view or scene, esp one offering an extended outlook
a prospective buyer, project, etc
a survey or observation
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
(when intr, often foll by for) to explore (a region) for gold or other valuable minerals
(tr) to work (a mine) to discover its profitability
(intr often foll by for) to search (for)
- prospectless, adjective
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