lookout

[ look-out ]
/ ˈlʊkˌaʊt /

noun


Nearby words

  1. looking,
  2. looking glass,
  3. looking-glass,
  4. looking-glass self,
  5. lookism,
  6. lookout mountain,
  7. lookout, cape,
  8. lookup,
  9. looky,
  10. loom

Origin of lookout

First recorded in 1690–1700; noun use of verb phrase look out

Lookout

[ loo k-out ]
/ ˈlʊkˌaʊt /

noun

Cape, a sandy reef in the Outer Banks, off E North Carolina, SW of Cape Hatteras: lighthouse.
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British Dictionary definitions for lookout

lookout

/ (ˈlʊkˌaʊt) /

noun

verb look out (adverb, mainly intr)

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Word Origin and History for lookout

lookout

n.

also look-out, "person who stands watch or acts as a scout," 1690s, from look + out. Verbal phrase look out "be on the watch" attested from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with lookout

lookout

see keep an eye out for (sharp lookout); on the lookout. Also see entries beginning with look out.

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