lookout

noun
look·​out | \ ˈlu̇k-ˌau̇t How to pronounce lookout (audio) \

Definition of lookout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one engaged in keeping watch : watchman
2 : an elevated place or structure affording a wide view for observation
3 : a careful looking or watching on the lookout
5 : a matter of care or concern

look out

verb
looked out; looking out; looks out

Definition of look out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to take care or concern oneself used with forlooking out for number one

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Synonyms for lookout

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of lookout in a Sentence

Noun The troops posted a lookout for the night. The mountain road had several lookouts where you could enjoy the view.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The lookout point about 160 miles (257 kilometers) north of Los Angeles is popular with photographers and aviation buffs who gawk at jets flying in the steep, narrow canyon. Time, "'It Looked Like a Bomb.' U.S. Fighter Jet Crashes in Death Valley National Park, Injuring 7 People," 1 Aug. 2019 In time, the trail will flatten out and shortly present an opportunity to climb one final short spur to a lookout point that offers two benches for resting. Charles Fleming, latimes.com, "L.A. Walks: Explore an old winery site on a La Crescenta ramble," 12 July 2019 While its results have been cushioned by the good performance of its hotels and cruise ships business, investors are on the lookout for signs of whether the travel market remains challenged. Washington Post, "Holiday Giant Pays a Price for Grounded 737 Max," 18 Sep. 2019 The zoo urged residents to be on the lookout for the birds. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Two white-crested laughingthrush birds go missing from Birmingham Zoo," 16 Sep. 2019 Citizen Science Volunteer Monitoring Program: Volunteers monitor various sites in CT on the lookout for track and sign of fisher, river otter, mink, moose, black bear, and bobcat. courant.com, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 16 Sep. 2019 Board a boat at Atalaya and cruise even deeper into the rainforest, on the lookout for monkeys, giant anteaters, tapirs, ocelots, armadillos, peccaries, caimans, and the numerous bird species that inhabit Manú National Park. National Geographic, "Peru and the Amazon Expedition: Inca Wonders and Jungle Wildlife," 10 Sep. 2019 Persse noted that parents should be on the lookout for the vaping illness symptoms in their teenage children. Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle, "3 in Houston hospitalized with vaping-related lung illness," 10 Sep. 2019 From Kanye West’s upcoming album to Brittany Howard’s solo debut, these are the audio gems to be on the lookout for this fall. Sydney Scott, Essence, "From Brittany Howard To FKA Twigs: 12 Fall Albums To Prepare Yourselves For," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lookout

Noun

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1752, in the meaning defined above

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29 Oct 2019

Time Traveler for lookout

The first known use of lookout was in 1662

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lookout

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of lookout

: a person who watches an area and warns others if there is danger
: a high place or structure from which you can see a wide area

lookout

noun
look·​out | \ ˈlu̇k-ˌau̇t How to pronounce lookout (audio) \

Kids Definition of lookout

1 : a careful watch for something expected or feared Be on the lookout for trouble.
2 : a high place from which a wide view is possible
3 : a person who keeps watch

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