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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prom·is·ing /ˈprɑməsɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prom·ise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Promised p. pr. & vb. n. Promising.]
 1. To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money. “To promise aid.”
 2. To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain.
 3. To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the city promised a reward.
 Promised land. See Land of promise, under Land.
 To promise one's self. (a) To resolve; to determine; to vow. (b) To be assured; to have strong confidence.
    I dare promise myself you will attest the truth of all I have advanced.   --Rambler.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prom·is·ing, a. Making a promise or promises; affording hope or assurance; as, promising person; a promising day. -- Prom*is*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: showing possibility of achievement or excellence; "a
             promising young man"
      2: full or promise; "had a bright future in publishing"; "the
         scandal threatened an abrupt end to a promising political
         career" [syn: bright]