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

 pros·pect /ˈprɑˌspɛkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pros·pect n.
 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.
    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.”
 These swell their prospectsd exalt their pride,
 When offers are disdain'd, and love deny'd.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 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) 2.0

      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,
      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
      v 1: search for something desirable; "prospect a job"
      2: explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as