- n. 前途；预期；景色
- vi. 勘探，找矿
- vt. 勘探，勘察
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- prospect (n.)
- early 15c., "act of looking into the distance," from Latin prospectus "distant view, look out; sight, faculty of sight," noun use of past participle of prospicere "look out on, look forward," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + specere "look at" (see scope (n.1)). Meaning "extensive view of the landscape" is from 1530s; transferred sense of "mental view or survey" is from 1620s. Sense of "person or thing considered promising" is from 1922. Prospects "expectations, things looked forward to" is from 1660s.
- prospect (v.)
- "explore for gold, examine land with a view to a mining claim," 1841, from prospect (n.) in specialized sense of "spot giving prospects of ore" (1832). Earlier in a sense "look forth, look out over" (1550s), from Latin prospectare. Related: Prospected; prospecting.
- 1. Unfortunately, there is little prospect of seeing these big questions answered.
- 2. The prospect of easy profits has attracted the wrong kind of businessman.
- 3. The prospect of waiting around just twiddling his thumbs was appalling.
- 4. We won't pretend we savour the prospect of a month in prison.
- 5. Jacqueline is not relishing the prospect of another spell in prison.
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