- an alert, careful watching for someone or something
- a place for keeping watch, esp. a high place affording an extensive view
- a person detailed to watch; sentry
- Chiefly Brit. outlook, esp. for the future
- Informal concern; worry: that's your lookout, not mine
- An example of a lookout is a guard.
- An example of a lookout is a safe place for reporting on a hurricane as it comes ashore.
The definition of a lookout is an alert, or a place for keeping watch.
- The act of observing or keeping watch.
- A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
- One who keeps watch.
- South Atlantic US Outlook; view.
- An object of concern or worry: “They were out of money. Of course it was her lookout to earn some” ( Shirley Abbott )
- A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area.
- A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
- The raid failed when the lookout noticed the enemy group.
- A subject for observation; a prospect or view.
- One's perspective, outlook; hence, one's responsibility. (used with a possessive pronoun or a noun in a possessive form).
- Every man's interest is his own lookout.
- I can't tell you, but you must be on the lookout for him.
- It's a bad lookout, old fellow!
- He cautioned Fred to be on the lookout as they were not the only ones poking around after the past occupant of the Bascomb Place apartment.
- He suspected General Greene had issued one lookout and Tim the other.
- "Both sides put out a lookout for you, and the army-type said the feds had issued two lookouts," he said to Lana.