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  1. the view or prospect from a particular place.

  2. mental attitude or view; point of view: one's outlook on life.

  1. prospect of the future: the political outlook.

  2. the place from which an observer looks out; lookout.

  3. the act or state of looking out.

  4. a watch kept; vigilance; lookout: a careful outlook to prevent forest fires.

Origin of outlook

First recorded in 1660–70; out- + look

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British Dictionary definitions for outlook


/ (ˈaʊtˌlʊk) /

  1. a mental attitude or point of view

  2. the probable or expected condition or outcome of something: the weather outlook

  1. the view from a place

  2. view or prospect

  3. the act or state of looking out

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