distinct possibility, possibility, chance, good chance, even or fair chance; favorable chance, well-grounded hope, great expectation; off chance, outside chance, remote possibility, long shot.
2. anticipation, envisagement, envisionment; expectation, expectancy, thought, hope; intention, design, plan; assumption, presumption, speculation, reckoning, calculation, contemplation.
3. outlook, view, vista, exposure, aspect, scene, scenery, landscape, picture, panorama; spectacle, display, pageant, show.
4. perspective, mental viewpoint, attitude, point of view; position, standpoint, interpretation, side, slant, angle.
5. in prospect in view, in one's eye, on the horizon; in the offing, in store, in the wind, Inf in the cards; under consideration, on the docket, on the table; projected, planned; near, close, at hand, close at hand. -v. 6. explore, search, check out, take a look at, inspect, survey; investigate, scrutinize, examine, analyze, Archaic, indagate; experiment, sample, try.
prospective, adj. future, coming, to come, expected, to be expected, intended, planned; in prospect, in view, on the horizon; in the offing, brewing, yet unborn, in the cards, in the wind, in store; pending, impending, imminent, overhanging, approaching, looming, threatening; probable, likely, destined, to be; looked for, hoped for, anticipated, foreseeable, foreseen; at hand, near at hand, close at hand, about to be, next, near, immediate; subsequent, eventual, hereafter, in the near future, forthcoming; potential, possible, imaginable, conceivable, not improbable.
prospectus, n. 1. announcement, notice, notification, report; advertisement, flier, handbill, circular, blurb.
2. plan, outline, design, sketch, draft, Inf. rough-out; syllabus, synopsis, digest, brief, summary.
prosper, v. 1. succeed, make good, Brit. Dial. tadge, fare well, be fortunate, have a streak or run of luck; advance, get ahead, go up in the world, progress, make headway, get on or along; grow rich, become wealthy, make one's fortune, add to or increase one's riches; profit, gain, feather one's nest, line one's pockets, make one's pile, get all the gravy, enrich oneself; be well-off, be well-to-do, be on easy street; lead a charmed life, live a life of luxury or ease, live the life of Riley, bask in the sun, live in the clover, live off the fat of the land.
2. thrive, flourish, luxuriate; burgeon, mushroom, boom, spring up, burst forth, grow or develop vigorously.
prosperity, n. wealth, riches, fortune, affluence, opulence, SI. fat city; prosperousness, good life, life of ease or luxury, SI. easy street, Si. life of Riley; bed of roses, Inf. velvet, milk and honey; golden age, prime, heyday, boom, palmy or halcyon days; zenith, height, peak, culmination, high tide, flood; abundance, plenty, bounty, cornucopia, fat of the land.
prosperous, adj. 1. flourishing, thriving, palmy; successful, glorious, booming, ascendant, in the ascendant, on the rise or upswing, prospering, in full swing; growing, mushrooming, burgeoning, waxing, developing vigorously; lush, luxuriant, exuberant, plentiful, abundant, flush, prolific, rank, rife.
2. wealthy, rich, opulent, affluent, halcyon, fat; well-to-do, well-off, Inf well-heeled, Inf. like a million dollars or bucks; moneyed, Inf in the money, Si. in the bucks, Si. golden, Si. on easy street; very comfortable, on a bed of roses, Si. on velvet, in clover, born with a silver spoon in one's mouth.
3. favorable, propitious, good, timely, opportune, seasonable, advantageous, profitable; helpful, conducive, contributive, expedient; fortunate, lucky, providential, auspicious; optimistic, promising, bright, rosy, roseate, sunny, smiling.