[pros-pekt] /ˈprɒs pɛkt/
anticipation; expectation; a looking forward.
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.
Archaic. sight; range of vision.
verb (used with object)
to search or explore (a region), as for gold.
to work (a mine or claim) experimentally in order to test its value.
verb (used without object)
to search or explore a region for gold or the like.
in prospect, under consideration; expected; in view:
He had no other alternative in prospect.
(sometimes pl) 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
when intr, often foll by for. to explore (a region) for gold or other valuable minerals
(transitive) to work (a mine) to discover its profitability
(intransitive) often foll by for. to search (for)
early 15c., “act of looking into the distance,” from Latin prospectus “distant view, look out; sight, faculty of sight,” noun use of past participle of prospicere “look out on, look forward,” from pro- “forward” (see pro-) + specere “look at” (see scope (n.1)). Meaning “extensive view of the landscape” is from 1530s; transferred sense of “mental view or survey” is from 1620s. Sense of “person or thing considered promising” is from 1922. Prospects “expectations, things looked forward to” is from 1660s.
“explore for gold, examine land with a view to a mining claim,” 1841, from prospect (n.) in specialized sense of “spot giving prospects of ore” (1832). Earlier in a sense “look forth, look out over” (1550s), from Latin prospectare. Related: Prospected; prospecting.
- Nonprotein nitrogen
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