1 chance/hope that sth will happen
ADJ. reasonable | immediate
VERB + PROSPECT have | offer
PREP. in ~ Major developments are in prospect for the company. | ~ of sth There is little prospect of any improvement in the weather.
2 idea of what may/will happen
ADJ. attractive, exciting, inviting | bleak, daunting
VERB + PROSPECT be excited at, relish, welcome I don't relish the prospect of having to share an office. | be faced with, face 3 prospects chances of being successful
ADJ. bright, excellent, exciting, good | limited, poor | future, long-term | development, economic, growth | career, employment, job, promotion | election, electoral, re-election
VERB + PROSPECT have | offer (sb) This position offers a good starting salary and excellent promotion prospects. | boost, enhance, improve Getting the right qualifications will enhance your employment prospects. | blight, damage, diminish, ruin, wreck | assess, examine, review
PROSPECT + VERB improve
PREP. with/without ~ At 25 he was an unemployed musician with no prospects. | ~ for Long-term prospects for the economy have improved. | ~ of Their prospects of employment look better than last year.