[ noun ] the possibility of future success
"his prospects as a writer are excellent"
Used in print(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
The record of past earnings and prospects for the future must indicate it has the ability to repay the loan out of current and anticipated income .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
When necessary , we should make it clear that countries which choose to derive marginal advantages from the cold_war or to exploit their potential for disrupting the security of the world will not_only lose our sympathy but also risk their own prospects for orderly development .
By holding_out prospects for external capital assistance , the United_States can provide strong incentives to prepare_for the concerted economic drive necessary to achieve self-sustaining growth .(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
There the matter stands with the prospect that soon Manchester may be removed from the roster of towns contributing raw sewage to its main streams .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
His mind closed on that prospect , as though fog had descended to blot_out a valley .
[ noun ] belief about (or mental picture of) the future
Used in print(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
When we consider the electronic industry potential for human betterment , the prospect is staggering .(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)
Success reduces the prospect of threat and his powers of discrimination are improved .
[ noun ] someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
Used in print(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
He had to look_for other prospects , other motives until more conclusive evidence pointing to Johnston came to light .
[ verb ] search for something desirable
"prospect a job"