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outlook

noun out·look \ˈat-ˌlk\

: the way that a person thinks about things

: a set of conditions that will probably exist in the future : the future of someone or something

: a place where you can look out over a wide area; also : a view from such a place

Full Definition of OUTLOOK

1
a :  a place offering a view
b :  a view from a particular place
2
:  point of view <a positive outlook on life>
3
:  the act of looking out
4
:  the prospect for the future <the outlook for steel demand in the United States — Wall Street Journal>
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Examples of OUTLOOK

  1. The students all seemed to have the same outlook.
  2. Despite our differences in outlook, we got along together very well.
  3. scenic outlooks along the highway

First Known Use of OUTLOOK

1667

Synonym Discussion of OUTLOOK

prospect, outlook, anticipation, foretaste mean an advance realization of something to come. prospect implies expectation of a particular event, condition, or development of definite interest or concern <the prospect of a quiet weekend>. outlook suggests a forecasting of the future <a favorable outlook for the economy>. anticipation implies a prospect or outlook that involves advance suffering or enjoyment of what is foreseen <the anticipation of her arrival>. foretaste implies an actual though brief or partial experience of something forthcoming <the frost was a foretaste of winter>.
OUTLOOK Defined for Kids

outlook

noun out·look \ˈat-ˌlk\

Definition of OUTLOOK for Kids

1
:  a view from a certain place <There are scenic outlooks along the highway.>
2
:  a way of thinking about or looking at things <He has a cheerful outlook.>
3
:  conditions that seem to lie ahead <What's the outlook for business?>

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