prospect

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Prospect is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
prospect

Plural
prospects

  1. (countable) A prospect is what you think will happen in the future.
    There's a good prospect of this building being converted into a school.
    Immigrants face the prospect of having to accept unskilled jobs at lower wages.
    There is little or no prospect of a new station being opened up on the east coast.
  2. (countable) Your prospects are your chances of moving forward in your job or in your life.
    So I would congratulate her on her good prospects as a teacher.
    A new place offered some prospect of new beginnings.
    We are very worried about her prospects.
  3. (countable) A prospect is somebody that think will do well in the future.
    At 18, she is one of Britain's best prospects for an Olympic medal in Barcelona this summer.
  4. (countable) A prospect is somebody who might be a customer or worker in the future.
    Your best prospects are your previous customers.

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Plain form
prospect

Third-person singular
prospects

Past tense
prospected

Past participle
prospected

Present participle
prospecting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you prospect for something valuable, such as gold or oil, you search an area for it.
    Anglo-United was not the only company prospecting for gold in the early eighties.