lookout

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noun look·out \ˈlu̇k-ˌau̇t\

Definition of lookout

  1. 1 :  one engaged in keeping watch :  watchman

  2. 2 :  an elevated place or structure affording a wide view for observation

  3. 3 :  a careful looking or watching <on the lookout>

  4. 4 :  view, outlook

  5. 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.

1699

First Known Use of lookout

1699



LOOKOUT Defined for English Language Learners

lookout

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noun look·out \ˈlu̇k-ˌau̇t\

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

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noun look·out \ˈlu̇k-ˌau̇t\

Definition of lookout for Students

  1. 1 :  a careful watch for something expected or feared <Be on the lookout for trouble.>

  2. 2 :  a high place from which a wide view is possible

  3. 3 :  a person who keeps watch



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