Prospect is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
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- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- (countable) A prospect is somebody who might be a customer or worker in the future.
- Your best prospects are your previous customers.
- (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.