torstai 9. huhtikuuta 2009


Main Entry:
1pros·pect           Listen to the pronunciation of 1prospect
Middle English, from Latin prospectus view, prospect, from prospicere to look forward, exercise foresight, from pro- forward + specere to look — more at pro-, spy
15th century
1: exposure 3b2 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 darchaic : a sketch or picture of a scene3obsolete : aspect4 a: the act of looking forward : anticipation b: a mental picture of something to come : vision c: something that is awaited or expected : possibility dplural (1): financial expectations (2): chances5: a place showing signs of containing a mineral deposit6 a: a potential buyer or customer b: a likely candidate for a job or position
in prospect
: possible or likely for the future
synonyms prospect , outlook , anticipation , foretaste mean an advance realization of something to come. prospect implies expectation of a particular event, condition, or development of definite interest or concern prospect of a quiet weekend>. outlook suggests a forecasting of the future outlook for the economy>. anticipation implies a prospect or outlook that involves advance suffering or enjoyment of what is foreseen anticipation of her arrival>. foretaste implies an actual though brief or partial experience of something forthcoming foretaste of winter>.

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