Lookout definition

lo͝okout
An alert, careful watching for someone or something.
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A place for keeping watch, esp. a high place affording an extensive view.
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A person detailed to watch; sentry.
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(chiefly brit.) Outlook, esp. for the future.
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(informal) Concern; worry.

That's your lookout, not mine.

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The act of observing or keeping watch.
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A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
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One who keeps watch.
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(south atlantic us) Outlook; view.
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An object of concern or worry.
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The definition of a lookout is an alert, or a place for keeping watch.

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.

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A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area.
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A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.

The raid failed when the lookout noticed the enemy group.

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A subject for observation; a prospect or view.
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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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lookout
Plural:
lookouts