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
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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