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
Here's a look at the 11 receivers currently under contract and their outlook for 2017.
Outlook: Coffey County reports: Smallmouth bass excellent; white bass and largemouth bass good; crappies, drum, walleye and channel catfish fair to good.
Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer at Ryanair Holdings, discusses 2017 fiscal year results, the airline's 2018 outlook, and fallout from this weekend's computer issues for British Airways.
Bringing Jackson in for a workout is already a step in the right direction for Sacramento’s outlook.
Here is the rain outlook through Friday: Tuesday night - A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Downtown Partnership is in the process of evaluating the apartment market and expects to release its outlook over the summer.
His brother often cited him as the greatest slide player ever, and his death, followed by Oakley's shortly after, as well as the myriad tragedies that peppered his life, had a profound effect on Allman's outlook on life and death.
That, plus a delay in the release of Take-Two Interactive’s Western shoot-em-up Red Dead Redemption 2, put a damper on GameStop’s outlook.
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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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