What does the word prospective mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Prospectively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Being still in the future; expected.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Looking to the future.

Usage examples for prospective

  1. A thousand possibilities of evil presented themselves to her mind and robbed the outing of prospective enjoyment; consequently the next night when it came to the point of starting, she was full of regrets for her weakness in having consented to go. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  2. The madame still insisted that if the supposed prospective customer really wanted young and pretty girls she could get them: " but," she added, " these girls come high, five and ten dollars." – Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland
  3. The prospective brides remained a quiet brown, for reasons the fawns were soon to learn. – The Adventures of Fleetfoot and Her Fawns by Allen Chaffee