Definition of outlook
1a : a place offering a viewb : 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 U.S. — Wall Street Jour.
Examples of outlook in a Sentence
The students all seemed to have the same outlook.
Despite our differences in outlook, we got along together very well.
scenic outlooks along the highway
Recent Examples of outlook from the Web
The company's stock took a hit before Amazon's announcement when the company lowered its profit outlook.
The outlook for EPA, which has fewer fans on the Republican side, might be grimmer.
The goal was is to capture a snapshot of the present and prospective employment outlook in each MSA.
Officials have a preliminary estimate of a $6.4 million deficit, but the outlook could improve.
The outlook for a deal wasn’t good Saturday, as lawmakers meeting in Springfield for a special legislative session remained deadlocked with the July 1 start of the new fiscal year approaching.
The marginal outlook is very low and calls for only a 5 percent chance of damaging wind gusts and a 2 percent chance of a weak tornado.
The world could definitely use more people with outlooks like hers.
Complicating the outlook for the pound, however, is the strong showing by the Labour Party, which has advocated for closer ties between Britain and the EU single market.
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First Known Use of outlook
Synonym Discussion of outlook
OUTLOOK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outlook for English Language Learners
: 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
OUTLOOK Defined for Kids
Definition of outlook for Students
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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