Prospect vs. Prospective

By Jaxson

  • Prospect (noun)

    The region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.

  • Prospect (noun)

    A picturesque or panoramic view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.

  • Prospect (noun)

    A position affording a fine view; a lookout.

  • Prospect (noun)

    Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.

  • Prospect (noun)

    The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation.

  • Prospect (noun)

    The potential things that may come to pass, often favorable.

  • Prospect (noun)

    A hope; a hopeful.

  • Prospect (noun)

    Any player whose rights are owned by a top-level professional team, but who has yet to play a game for said team.

  • Prospect (noun)

    The fa├žade of an organ.

  • Prospect (verb)

    To search, as for gold.

  • Prospect (verb)

    To determine which minerals or metals are present in a location.

  • Prospective (adjective)

    Likely or expected to happen or become.

    “Prospective students are those who have already applied to the university, but have yet to be admitted.”

  • Prospective (adjective)

    Anticipated in the near or far future.

  • Prospective (adjective)

    Of or relating to a prospect; furnishing a prospect.

  • Prospective (adjective)

    Looking forward in time; acting with foresight.

  • Prospective (adjective)

    A study that starts with the present situation and follows participants into the future

  • Prospective (adjective)

    Indicating grammatically an activity about to begin.

    “What some other languages convey with prospective aspect, English conveys with expressions like going to drive the car home”.”

  • Prospective (noun)

    The scene before or around, in time or in space; view; prospect.

  • Prospective (noun)

    A perspective glass.

  • Prospective (noun)

    A prospective (potential) member, student, employee, date, partner, etc.

    “Would you like to show the prospective around?”

    “I’m meeting the prospectives at 3.”

Wiktionary
  • Prospect (noun)

    the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring

    “some training which offered a prospect of continuous employment”

    “there was no prospect of a reconciliation”

  • Prospect (noun)

    a mental picture of a future or anticipated event

    “this presents a disturbing prospect of one-party government”

  • Prospect (noun)

    chances or opportunities for success or wealth

    “the poor prospects for the steel industry”

  • Prospect (noun)

    a person regarded as likely to succeed or as a potential customer, client, etc.

    “Norwich’s unbeaten heavyweight prospect”

    “clients deemed likely prospects for active party membership”

  • Prospect (noun)

    a place likely to yield mineral deposits

    “additional exploration prospects have been identified in this area”

  • Prospect (noun)

    an extensive view of landscape

    “a viewpoint commanding a magnificent prospect of the estuary”

  • Prospect (verb)

    search for mineral deposits, especially by drilling and excavation

    “the company is also prospecting for gold”

  • Prospect (verb)

    search for; seek

    “many charities are prospecting for new donors”

  • Prospective (adjective)

    expected or expecting to be the specified thing in the future

    “she showed a prospective buyer around the house”

  • Prospective (adjective)

    likely to happen at a future date

    “a meeting to discuss prospective changes in government legislation”

Oxford Dictionary
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