1. the possibility of success in something
his/her job prospects are good/bad
A prospect refers to the potential or possibility of something happening in the future. A prospect as a noun can refer to a potential customer or client. You can refer to someone who is likely to succeed or has a strong chance of achieving something as a good prospect. A prospect can also refer to an imagined or mental picture or a vision of an ideal future. A prospect is also a place or geographical location which has a high probability of valuable mineral deposits such a gold. A prospect can also refer to a view of a landscape or scenery, although this use is largely archaic and formal. As a verb to prospect means to search for valuable minerals through excavation, drilling or digging for example. To prospect can also mean to search for or to seek something.