prospect


Main Entry: 1pros·pect
Pronunciation: \ˈprä-ˌspekt\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin prospectus view, prospect, from prospicere to look forward, exercise foresight, from pro- forward + specere to look — more at pro-, spy
Date: 15th century
1
: exposure 3b
2
a (1) : an extensive view (2) : a mental consideration : survey
b : a place that commands an extensive view : lookout
c : something extended to the view : scene
d archaic : a sketch or picture of a scene
3
obsolete : aspect
4
a : the act of looking forward : anticipation
b : a mental picture of something to come : vision
c : something that is awaited or expected : possibility
d plural
(1) : financial expectations (2) : chances
5
: a place showing signs of containing a mineral deposit
6
a : a potential buyer or customer
b : a likely candidate for a job or position
in prospect
: possible or likely for the future