Lookout

  • 1 lookout — ► NOUN 1) a place from which to keep watch or view landscape. 2) a person stationed to keep watch. 3) informal, chiefly Brit. a good or bad prospect or outcome. 4) (one s lookout) Brit. informal one s own concern. ● be on the lookout (or keep a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 2 Lookout — Look out , n. 1. A careful looking or watching for any object or event. [1913 Webster] 2. The place from which such observation is made. [1913 Webster] 3. A person engaged in watching; a sentinel; a sentry. [1913 Webster] 4. Object or duty of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 lookout — index caretaker (one caring for property), spy, surveillance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 lookout …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 lookout — [look′out΄] n. 1. an alert, careful watching for someone or something 2. a place for keeping watch, esp. a high place affording an extensive view 3. a person detailed to watch; sentry 4. Chiefly Brit. outlook, esp. for the future 5. Informal… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Lookout — (spr. Luckaut), mehre Vorgebirge in verschiedenen nord u. südamerikanischen Staaten …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 lookout — also look out, person who stands watch or acts as a scout, 1690s, from LOOK (Cf. look) + OUT (Cf. out). Verbal phrase look out be on the watch attested from c.1600 …

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  • 7 lookout — [n] guard; place from which to guard anchor, beacon, belvedere, case, catbird seat*, citadel, crow’s nest*, cupola, eagle eye*, hawk, observance, observation, observatory, outlook, overlook, panorama, patrol, post, scene, scout, sentinel, sentry …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 lookout — noun 1 be on the lookout for to watch a place or situation continuously in order to find something you want or to be ready for problems or opportunities: Police were on the lookout for anyone behaving suspiciously. | We re always on the lookout… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 lookout — look|out [ˈluk aut] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 be on the lookout for somebody/something 2 keep a lookout 3¦(person)¦ 4¦(place)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) be on the lookout for sb/sth to continuously watch a place or pay attention in order to find something you want or to be… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 lookout — [[t]l ʊkaʊt[/t]] lookouts 1) N COUNT A lookout is a place from which you can see clearly in all directions. Troops tried to set up a lookout post inside a refugee camp. 2) N COUNT A lookout is someone who is watching for danger in order to warn… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 lookout — noun 1) he saw the smoke from the lookout Syn: observation post, lookout point, lookout station, lookout tower, watchtower 2) a scenic lookout Syn: view, vista, prospect, panorama, scene, aspect …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 lookout — The exercise of ordinary diligence requires that the driver of a motor vehicle be on the lookout for other travelers so that he may avoid placing himself or them in peril. As variously expressed, the rule requires that a motorist maintain a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 13 lookout — The exercise of ordinary diligence requires that the driver of a motor vehicle be on the lookout for other travelers so that he may avoid placing himself or them in peril. As variously expressed, the rule requires that a motorist maintain a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 lookout — UK [ˈlʊkaʊt] / US [ˈlʊkˌaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms lookout : singular lookout plural lookouts 1) someone who is responsible for watching for danger and warning other people 2) a place that is suitable for watching whether someone or… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 lookout — look|out [ luk,aut ] noun count 1. ) someone who is responsible for watching for danger and warning other people 2. ) a place that is suitable for watching whether someone or something is coming, especially in a dangerous situation be on the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 lookout — noun 1》 a place from which to keep watch or view landscape.     ↘a person stationed to keep watch. 2》 informal, chiefly Brit. a good or bad prospect or outcome. Phrases be one s (own) lookout Brit. informal be one s own responsibility or problem …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 lookout — /ˈlʊkaʊt / (say lookowt) noun 1. the act of looking out. 2. a watch kept, as for something that may come or happen: *If you re on the lookout for a prince you can forget about kissing a frog –aap news, 2000. 3. a person or group stationed or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 lookout — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vigilance, concern (inf.); observatory; watch, sentinel; prospect, vista. See vision, warning, business, care, expectation, defense. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A place of vantage] Syn. outlook, view,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 lookout — noun 1) the lookout sighted sails Syn: watchman, watch, guard, sentry, sentinel, observer 2) Brit.; informal that s your lookout Syn: problem, concern …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 Lookout — A lookout or look out is a person on a ship in charge of the observation of the sea for hazards, other ships, land, etc. Lookouts report anything they see and or hear. When reporting contacts, lookouts give information such as, bearing of the… …

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