Prospect vs Even - What's the difference?

prospect | even |

As nouns the difference between prospect and even

is that prospect is the region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook while even is .

As a verb prospect

is to search, as for gold.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • The region which the eye overlooks at one time; view; scene; outlook.
  • * Milton
  • His eye discovers unaware / The goodly prospect of some foreign land.
  • A picturesque or panoramic view; a landscape; hence, a sketch of a landscape.
  • * Evelyn
  • I went to Putney to take prospects in crayon.
  • A position affording a fine view; a lookout.
  • * 1667 , Milton, Paradise Lost
  • Him God beholding from his prospect high.
  • Relative position of the front of a building or other structure; face; relative aspect.
  • * Bible, Ezekiel xl. 44
  • Their prospect was toward the south.
  • The act of looking forward; foresight; anticipation.
  • * John Locke
  • a very ill prospect of a future state
  • * Tillotson
  • Is he a prudent man as to his temporal estate, that lays designs only for a day, without any prospect to, or provision for, the remaining part of life?
  • The potential things that may come to pass, often favorable.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 2, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Bulgaria 0-3 England , passage=And a further boost to England's qualification prospects came after the final whistle when Wales recorded a 2-1 home win over group rivals Montenegro, who Capello's men face in their final qualifier.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.}}
  • A hope; a hopeful.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=November 10, author=Jeremy Wilson, work=Telegraph
  • , title= England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report , passage=The most persistent tormentor was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who scored a hat-trick in last month’s corresponding fixture in Iceland. His ability to run at defences is instantly striking, but it is his clever use of possession that has persuaded some shrewd judges that he is an even better prospect than Theo Walcott. }}
  • (sports) Any player whose rights are owned by a top-level professional team, but who has yet to play a game for said team.
  • (music) The of an organ.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To search, as for gold.
  • even


    (wikipedia even)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) efen, efn, . The traditional proposal connecting the Germanic adjective with the root (etyl) ) is problematic from a phonological point of view.Schaffner, Stefan (2000). “Altindisch amnás'', urgermanisch *''e?na-'', kelt. *''e?no-''.” In: ''Indoarisch, Iranisch und die Indogermanistik. Akten des Kolloquiums der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft vom 2. bis 5. Oktober 1997 in Erlangen , Forssman, Bernhard & Plath, Robert (eds.), Wiesbaden, pp. 491–505. In German.


    (en adjective)
  • Flat and level.
  • Clear out those rocks. The surface must be even .
  • Without great variation.
  • Despite her fear, she spoke in an even voice.
  • Equal in proportion, quantity, size etc.
  • The distribution of food must be even .
  • (not comparable, of an integer) Divisible by two.
  • Four, fourteen and forty are even numbers.
  • (of a number) Convenient for ing other numbers to; for example, ending in a zero.
  • * 1989 , , Other People's Money , Act I:
  • Coles. How many shares have you bought, Mr. Garfinkle?
    Garfinkle. One hundred and ninety-six thousand.
    Jorgenson. How'd you figure out to buy such an odd amount? Why not two hundred thousand — nice even' number. Thought you liked nice ' even numbers.
  • * 1998 , paperback edition, ISBN 0060930934, page 253 []:
  • He put me on the scale in my underwear and socks: 82 pounds. I left, humming all day long, remembering that once upon a time my ideal weight had been 84, and now I'd even beaten that. I decided 80 was a better number, a nice even number to be.
  • On equal monetary terms; neither owing or being owed.
  • (colloquial) On equal terms of a moral sort; quits.
  • You biffed me back at the barn, and I biffed you here—so now we're even .
  • parallel; on a level; reaching the same limit
  • * Bible, Luke xix. 44
  • And shall lay thee even with the ground.
  • (obsolete) Without an irregularity, flaw, or blemish; pure.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I know my life so even .
  • (obsolete) Associate; fellow; of the same condition.
  • * Wyclif (Matt.)
  • His even servant.
    Usage notes
    * Because of confusion with the "divisible by two" sense, use of to mean "convenient for rounding" is rare; the synonym round is more common.
    * (flat and level) flat, level, uniform * (without great variation) monotone (voice) * (convenient for rounding) round * (On equal monetary terms) quits (qualifier)
    * (flat and level) uneven * (of an integer) odd
    Derived terms
    * break-even point * call it even * doubly even * even function * even keel * even odds * even-pinnate * even-steven, even-stevens * getting even * of even date * singly even


    (en verb)
  • To make flat and level.
  • We need to even this playing field; the west goal is too low.
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • His temple Xerxes evened with the soil.
  • * Evelyn
  • It will even all inequalities.
  • (obsolete) To equal.
  • * Fuller
  • to even him in valour
  • (obsolete) To be equal.
  • (obsolete) To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (obsolete) To set right; to complete.
  • (obsolete) To act up to; to keep pace with.
  • (Shakespeare)
    (to make flat and level ): flatten, level
    Derived terms
    * an even chance * break even * break-even * even as * even-handed * even if * even-keeled * evenly * evenhood * even money * even more * even out * even permutation * even stevens * even-tempered * even up * get even * of even date * uneven


    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • Exactly, just, fully.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company. When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.}}
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even' such a boat as the ''Mount Vernon'' offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, ' even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=He read the letter aloud. Sophia listened with the studied air of one for whom, even in these days, a title possessed some surreptitious allurement.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.}}
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  • (lb) Rather.
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  • Usage notes
    Derived terms
    * even as we speak * even so * even though * not even * not even one

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) even, from (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch avond, Low German Avend, German Abend, Danish aften. See also the related terms (l) and (l).


    (en noun)
  • (archaic, or, poetic) Evening.
  • * 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew ch. 8:
  • When the even was come they brought unto him many that were possessed with devylles [...].
    * e'en (archaic) * evening
    Derived terms
    * evenfall * evensong