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prospect

[ pros-pekt ]SEE DEFINITION OF prospect
  • nounoutlook for future
  • nounlandscape, vista
  • verblook for; seek

Synonyms for prospect

  • anticipation
  • chance
  • expectation
  • forecast
  • future
  • hope
  • likelihood
  • plan
  • possibility
  • probability
  • promise
  • proposal
  • thought
  • calculation
  • contemplation
  • expectancy
  • odds
  • opening
  • presumption
  • in the cards
  • irons in the fire
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Antonyms for prospect

  • hopelessness
  • impossibility
  • unlikelihood
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROSPECT

The view from the Prospect, however, is the town's chief present glory.

Uninterrupted, they marched to within a few hundred yards of Prospect Hill.

Some on 'Prospect,'—'Hermitage'—and 'Woodland' treat all right.

Prospect of war the cause of the formation of the Royal Flying Corps.

There was a house on Prospect Street, nearly finished, and I engaged it.

It was fifteen miles to Prospect, where our nearest forces were.

Entrenchments had been thrown up on Prospect and Winter Hills.

The provincials did the same, on Prospect Hill, in front of them.

Towards the close of 1712 Tickell published his poem on the Prospect of Peace.

The climax of the season was the fancy dress dance at the Prospect House.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PROSPECT

anticipation

nounexpectation

buyer

nounsomeone who purchases
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