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Definitions of prospective

  1. Prospectiveness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. The scene before or around us. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Prospectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. anticipated for the near future; "the prospective students"; "his prospective bride" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to a prospect; furnishing a prospect; perspective. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Looking forward in time; acting with foresight; -- opposed to retrospective. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected; as, a prospective benefit. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A perspective glass. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Looking forward; showing foresight; in anticipation; expected. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Looking forward: acting with foresight: relating to the future: distant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Looking forward; in the future. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Being still in the future; expected. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Looking to the future. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Looking forward in time; viewing at a distance; future; opposed to retrospective. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for prospective

  1. I said then, and I confirm the observation, that a heathen cannot enjoy the prospective right of the commons. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. I suppose you understand that it's scarcely likely your prospective mother- in- law will be pleased with you? – Long Odds by Harold Bindloss
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