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prospect


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prospect  \Pros"pect\,  n.  [L.  prospectus,  fr  prospicere 
  prospectum,  to  look  forward;  pro  before  forward  +  specere 
  spicere,  look  to  see:  cf  OF  prospect.  See  {Spy},  v.,  and 
  cf  {Prospectus}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  embraced  by  eye  in  vision;  the  region  which 
  the  eye  overlooks  at  one  time;  view;  scene;  outlook. 
 
  His  eye  discovers  unaware  The  goodly  prospect  of 
  some  foreign  land.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Especially,  a  picturesque  or  widely  extended  view;  a 
  landscape;  hence  a  sketch  of  a  landscape. 
 
  I  went  to  Putney  .  .  .  to  take  prospects  in  crayon. 
  --Evelyn. 
 
  3.  A  position  affording  a  fine  view;  a  lookout.  [R.] 
 
  Him  God  beholding  from  his  prospect  high.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Relative  position  of  the  front  of  a  building  or  other 
  structure;  face;  relative  aspect. 
 
  And  their  prospect  was  toward  the  south.  --Ezek.  xl 
  44. 
 
  5.  The  act  of  looking  forward;  foresight;  anticipation;  as  a 
  prospect  of  the  future  state.  --Locke. 
 
  Is  he  a  prudent  man  as  to  his  temporal  estate,  that 
  lays  designs  only  for  a  day  without  any  prospect 
  to  or  provision  for  the  remaining  part  of  life  ? 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  6.  That  which  is  hoped  for  ground  for  hope  or  expectation; 
  expectation;  probable  result;  as  the  prospect  of  success. 
  ``To  brighter  prospects  born.''  --Cowper. 
 
  These  swell  their  prospectsd  exalt  their  pride,  When 
  offers  are  disdain'd,  and  love  deny'd.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prospect  \Pros"pect\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prospected};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Prospecting}.] 
  To  look  over  to  explore  or  examine  for  something  as  to 
  prospect  a  district  for  gold. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prospect  \Pros"pect\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  search;  to  seek;  to  explore,  as  for  mines  or  the 
  like  as  to  prospect  for  gold. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prospect 
  n  1:  the  possibility  of  future  success;  "his  prospects  as  a 
  writer  are  excellent" 
  2:  belief  about  (or  mental  picture  of)  the  future  [syn:  {expectation}, 
  {outlook}] 
  3:  someone  who  is  considered  for  something  (for  an  office  or 
  prize  or  honor  etc.)  [syn:  {candidate}] 
  4:  the  visual  percept  of  a  region;  "the  most  desirable  feature 
  of  the  park  are  the  beautiful  views"  [syn:  {view},  {aspect}, 
  {scene},  {vista},  {panorama}] 
  5:  a  prediction  of  the  course  of  a  disease  [syn:  {prognosis},  {medical 
  prognosis}] 
  v  :  prospect  for  valuable  minerals 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Prospect,  CT 
  Zip  code(s):  06712 
  Prospect,  KY  (city,  FIPS  63264) 
  Location:  38.34777  N,  85.60931  W 
  Population  (1990):  2788  (1089  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  40059 
  Prospect,  NY  (village,  FIPS  59883) 
  Location:  43.30424  N,  75.15284  W 
  Population  (1990):  312  (124  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Prospect,  OH  (village,  FIPS  64780) 
  Location:  40.45242  N,  83.18571  W 
  Population  (1990):  1148  (447  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  43342 
  Prospect,  OR 
  Zip  code(s):  97536 
  Prospect,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  62752) 
  Location:  40.90074  N,  80.04958  W 
  Population  (1990):  1122  (461  housing  units) 
  Area:  12.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  16052 
  Prospect,  TN 
  Zip  code(s):  38477 
  Prospect,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  23960 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PROSPECT,  n.  An  outlook,  usually  forbidding.  An  expectation,  usually 
  forbidden. 
 
  Blow,  blow,  ye  spicy  breezes  -- 
  O'er  Ceylon  blow  your  breath, 
  Where  every  prospect  pleases, 
  Save  only  that  of  death. 
  Bishop  Sheber 
 
 




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