Prospect

Definition of Prospect

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.
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.
These swell their prospectsd exalt their pride,
When offers are disdain'd, and love deny'd.
- Pope.
v. t.1.To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold.
[imp. & p. p. Prospected; p. pr. & vb. n. Prospecting.]
v. i.1.To make a search; to seek; to explore, as for mines or the like; as, to prospect for gold.

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