- 1the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
- 2a person regarded as likely to succeed or as a potential customer, client, etc.
Using prospect: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "prospect" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
There is little prospect of an early resolution to the crisis.
He is a good prospect for the job.
The company is looking for new prospects in Asia.
She has high prospects for her future career.
prospect Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using prospect
a positive outlook or expectation for the future
The company has bright prospects for growth this year.
A pay raise is in prospect for all employees next year.
After a difficult year, the prospects are looking up for the business.
Phrases with prospect
The prospect of a promotion kept him motivated.
The prospector was searching for gold in the mountains.
The prospect of traveling to a foreign country excited her.
Origins of prospect
from Latin 'prospectus', meaning 'view, outlook'
Summary: prospect in Brief
The term 'prospect' [ˈprɑːspekt] refers to the possibility or likelihood of future events or outcomes. It can also refer to a person seen as likely to succeed or as a potential customer. Examples include 'There is little prospect of an early resolution to the crisis.' and 'The company is looking for new prospects in Asia.' Idioms like 'bright prospects' denote a positive outlook, while 'in prospect' implies something expected in the future.