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prospect

pros·pect

prospect

 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pras pekt
definition 1: something that is expected or very likely to happen.
Going to college is an exciting prospect.The prospect of war made everyone afraid.
synonyms:
anticipation, chance, expectation, outlook, possibility
similar words:
hope, idea, likelihood, notion, probability
definition 2: a likelihood of success.
The prospects look good for the new store in town.
similar words:
hope, outlook, promise
definition 3: a possible customer or employee.
He is a good prospect for the job.
similar words:
candidate, client, customer
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: pras pekt
inflections: prospected, prospecting, prospects
definition: to search for precious minerals and metals.
Thousands of people prospected the rivers of California for gold in the 1850s.
similar words:
explore, mine, search
derivation: prospector (n.)
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