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PROSPECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prospect mean? 

PROSPECT (noun)
  The noun PROSPECT has 5 senses:

1. the possibility of future success
2. belief about (or mental picture of) the future
3. someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
4. the visual percept of a region
5. a prediction of the course of a disease

  Familiarity information: PROSPECT used as a noun is common.


PROSPECT (verb)
  The verb PROSPECT has 2 senses:

1. search for something desirable
2. explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals

  Familiarity information: PROSPECT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROSPECT (noun)


Sense 1prospect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The possibility of future success

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

prospect; chance

Context example:

his prospects as a writer are excellent

Hypernyms ("prospect" is a kind of...):

potency; potential; potentiality (the inherent capacity for coming into being)


Sense 2prospect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belief about (or mental picture of) the future

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

expectation; outlook; prospect

Hypernyms ("prospect" is a kind of...):

belief (any cognitive content held as true)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prospect"):

hope; promise (grounds for feeling hopeful about the future)

foretaste (an early limited awareness of something yet to occur)

possibility (a future prospect or potential)

anticipation; expectancy (something expected (as on the basis of a norm))

apprehension; misgiving (painful expectation)


Sense 3prospect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

candidate; prospect

Hypernyms ("prospect" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)


Sense 4prospect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The visual percept of a region

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

panorama; vista; view; aspect; scene; prospect

Context example:

the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

Hypernyms ("prospect" is a kind of...):

visual image; visual percept (a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prospect"):

background; ground (the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground)

tableau (any dramatic scene)

side view (a view from the side of something)

middle distance (the part of a scene between the foreground and the background)

glimpse (a brief or incomplete view)

foreground (the part of a scene that is near the viewer)

exposure (aspect re light or wind)

coast (the area within view)


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Meaning:

A prediction of the course of a disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

medical prognosis; prognosis; prospect

Hypernyms ("prospect" is a kind of...):

medical diagnosis (identification a disease from its symptoms)


PROSPECT (verb)


Sense 1prospect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Search for something desirable

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

prospect a job

Hypernyms (to "prospect" is one way to...):

look; search (search or seek)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2prospect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "prospect" is one way to...):

explore; research; search (inquire into)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

The men prospect the area for animals
The men prospect for animals in the area


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