Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

prospect

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prospect

  1. 1 all that can be seen from a certain point <gazing at the wide prospect spread out before me> Synonyms command, lookout, outlook, panorama, perspective, view, vistaRelated Words landscape, scene, scenery; ken, sight; visual field

  2. 2 one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award <a good prospect for the position of auditor> Synonyms applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, contender, expectant, hopeful, candidate, seekerRelated Words competitor, contestant, entrant, entry, favorite, qualifier; dark horse, spoiler, stalking horse; crown prince, favorite son; claimant, pretender; nominee, running mateNear Antonyms incumbent, officeholder; awardee, honoree, inductee; dropoutAntonyms noncandidate

  3. 3 something that can develop or become actual <one highly desirable prospect for the city is a major-league franchise> Synonyms capability, eventuality, possibility, potentiality, potentialRelated Words likelihood, probability; latency, potencyNear Antonyms actuality, reality; certainty

  4. 4 the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence <the prospect of a quiet, restful Sunday ended when our basement flooded> Synonyms anticipation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, expectationRelated Words alarm (also alarum), apprehension, dread, foreboding, misgiving




prospect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prospect

  1. to go into or range over for purposes of discovery <soon all manner of people had arrived in the valley to prospect it for gold> Synonyms hunt, probe, explore, search, skirrRelated Words reconnoiter (or reconnoitre), scout; disclose, discover, reveal, unearth; fathom, plumb, sound





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up prospect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a talk on a religious or moral theme

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

interruption megillah rebellion torrent
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ