from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of observing or keeping watch.
- n. A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
- n. One who keeps watch.
- n. South Atlantic U.S. Outlook; view.
- n. An object of concern or worry. See Synonyms at affair.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area.
- n. A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
- n. A subject for observation; a prospect or view.
- n. One's perspective, outlook; hence, one's responsibility. (used with a possessive pronoun or a noun in a possessive form).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A careful looking or watching for any object or event.
- n. The place from which such observation is made.
- n. A person engaged in watching; a sentinel; a sentry.
- n. Object or duty of forethought and care; responsibility.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A watching for the appearance or occurrence of anything, especially from without; vigilant observation or scrutiny; watch: as, to keep a good lookout at sea; to be on the lookout for an opportunity.
- n. A place where a watch is kept; a post of external observation: as, the lookout on a ship's mast.
- n. A person or party engaged in keeping watch, especially for things outside.
- n. The subject of observation or vigilance; something to be watched for or guarded against: as, every man's interest is his own lookout.
- n. A prospect or view; an outlook.
- n. In car-building, a glazed clearstory on the roof of a caboose, designed to enable the train-hands to obtain a clear view over the tops of the cars in a train.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
- v. to protect someone's interests
- n. the act of looking out
- n. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
- n. an elevated post affording a wide view
- n. a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
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