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.
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.
Pros·pect, v. i. To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold.
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