the act of looking out or keeping watch.
a watch kept, as for something that may happen.
a person or group keeping a watch.
a station or place from which a watch is kept.
an object of care or concern: That's not my lookout.
Chiefly British. view; prospect; outlook: The business lookout is far from optimistic.
Other definitions for Lookout (2 of 2)
Cape Lookout, a sandy reef in the Outer Banks, off eastern North Carolina, southwest of Cape Hatteras: known for its lighthouse.
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How to use lookout in a sentence
But when I look out over the crowd now, I also see that they are trapped—trapped by their cowardice.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating | Ellie Schaack | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
They put them in key positions within the facility where they can look out for their own.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs | Seth Ferranti | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They come and they go, I just have to look out for a safe window.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother | Justin Jones | October 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also to look out for: Tome, Ohne Titel, Marissa Webb, Suno, Rachel Comey, and Sophie Theallet.Who to See and Where to be Seen: The Hot Tips for New York Fashion Week | Barbara Ragghianti | September 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the garden several militia, all in their early 20s, look out across the street—they are on high alert.Ukraine’s Pro-Putin Rebels Prepare for a Last Stand | David Patrikarakos | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
"She did not think so:" why should she have taken the trouble to look out of the carriage window at me as she said these words?
They had reached the river now, and took a seat where they could look out over its swiftly moving waters.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
The dog gave a short bark, and looked to the front, as if to say, "Look out—trouble ahead."The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Pearson was loading his gun as fast as possible, when he heard a loud shout, and cries of “Look out!”Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for lookout
the act of keeping watch against danger, etc
a person or persons instructed or employed to keep such a watch, esp on a ship
a strategic point from which a watch is kept
informal worry or concern: that's his lookout
mainly British outlook, chances, or view
to heed one's behaviour; be careful: look out for the children's health
to be on the watch: look out for my mother at the station
(tr) to search for and find: I'll look out some curtains for your new house
(foll by on or over) to face in a particular direction: the house looks out over the moor
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lookout
see keep an eye out for (sharp lookout); on the lookout. Also see entries beginning with look out.
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