Learn English – Meaning of “seems promising”?


I just heard some one saying "it seems promising". I did not get its sense. Where and how is being used? I tried googling as well but could just find meaning of promise (agreeing on doing / saying something), how and where to use it.

Best Answer

Try this definition:

promise : 2. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation: a promise of spring in the air.

If someone says something seems promising then they are saying, 1. that if it happens it will be good, and 2. that they think there appears to be a "good" chance that it will happen.