(Prom"i*nent*ly), adv. In a prominent manner.
(Pro`mis*cu"i*ty) n. Promiscuousness; confusion. H. Spencer.
(Pro*mis"cu*ous) a. [L. promiscuus; pro before, in place of, for + miscere to mix. See
1. Consisting of individuals united in a body or mass without order; mingled; confused; undistinguished; as,
a promiscuous crowd or mass.
A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot.Pope.
2. Distributed or applied without order or discrimination; not restricted to an individual; common; indiscriminate; as,
promiscuous love or intercourse.
(Pro*mis"cu*ous*ly), adv. In a promiscuous manner.
(Pro*mis"cu*ous*ness), n. The quality or state of being promiscuous.
(Prom"ise) a. [F. promesse, L. promissum, fr. promittere, promissum, to put forth, foretell,
promise; pro forward, for + mittere to send. See Mission. ]
1. In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person
who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom
it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.
For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise.Gal. iii. 18.
2. (Law) An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under
seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to
denote the mere engagement of a person, without regard to the consideration for it, or the corresponding
duty of the party to whom it is made. Chitty. Parsons. Burrill.
3. That which causes hope, expectation, or assurance; especially, that which affords expectation of future
distinction; as, a youth of great promise. Shak.
My native country was full of youthful promise.W. Irving.