- a document describing the major features of a proposed literary work, project, business venture, etc., in enough detail so that prospective investors, participants, or buyers may evaluate it: Don't buy the new stock offering until you read the prospectus carefully.
- a brochure or other document describing the major features, attractions, or services of a place, institution, or business to prospective patrons, clients, owners, or members.
Origin of prospectus
Related Words for prospectussyllabus, catalogue, announcement, list, conspectus, synopsis, program, design, plan, scheme
Examples from the Web for prospectus
Historical Examples of prospectus
Prospectus and References can be had on application to the Principal.
But that was before they had seen the Agent and the Prospectus.
And he gave Ranny a copy of the Prospectus with a beautiful picture of the house on it.
The Prospectus alluded to at page xi., was after the following form.The True History of Tom and Jerry
Preface to the Prospectus and quoted in the preface to the "Gallery."Tieck's Essay on the Boydell Shakspere Gallery
George Henry Danton
- a formal statement giving details of a forthcoming event, such as the publication of a book or an issue of shares
- a pamphlet or brochure giving details of courses, as at a college or school
Word Origin for prospectus
1765, from French prospectus (1723) and directly from Latin prospectus "view" (see prospect (n.)).