lookout

noun look·out \ ˈlu̇k-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of lookout

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

Examples of lookout in a Sentence

  1. The troops posted a lookout for the night.

  2. The mountain road had several lookouts where you could enjoy the view.

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First Known Use of lookout

1662

lookout Synonyms


look out

verb

Definition of look out

intransitive verb
:to take care or concern oneself used with for
  • looking out for number one

First Known Use of look out

1752



LOOKOUT Defined for English Language Learners

lookout

noun

Definition of lookout for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

lookout

noun look·out \ ˈlu̇k-ˌau̇t \

Definition of lookout for Students

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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