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Definition of "prospect" []

  • Something expected; a possibility. (noun)
  • Chances. (noun)
  • Financial expectations, especially of success. (noun)
  • A potential customer, client, or purchaser. (noun)
  • A candidate deemed likely to succeed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prospect" in a sentence
  • "To me, a prospect is always better than a pick if they are of comparable value."
  • "Helleborine, who could be the better long-term prospect, is 8-1, but must have the French Guineas as an alternative."
  • "If this prospect is a real one, then we must start now to prepare our case for having a withdrawal question on the ballot paper."