Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of observing or keeping watch.
  • noun A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
  • noun One who keeps watch.
  • noun South Atlantic US Outlook; view.
  • noun An object of concern or worry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A place where a watch is kept; a post of external observation: as, the lookout on a ship's mast.
  • noun A person or party engaged in keeping watch, especially for things outside.
  • noun The subject of observation or vigilance; something to be watched for or guarded against: as, every man's interest is his own lookout.
  • noun A prospect or view; an outlook.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A careful looking or watching for any object or event.
  • noun The place from which such observation is made.
  • noun A person engaged in watching; a sentinel; a sentry.
  • noun colloq. Object or duty of forethought and care; responsibility.
  • noun in search of; looking for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area.
  • noun A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
  • noun A subject for observation; a prospect or view.
  • noun One's perspective, outlook; hence, one's responsibility. (used with a possessive pronoun or a noun in a possessive form).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
  • verb to protect someone's interests
  • noun the act of looking out
  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
  • noun an elevated post affording a wide view
  • noun a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings

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Examples

  • Here were the first boats we began work on; but, first of all, I called in the lookout from the forecastle-head.

    CHAPTER L

  • So between the tides Charley and I made it a point for one or the other of us to keep a lookout from the Solano Wharf.

    The King of the Greeks

  • They look fabulous when your lookout is to the ocean/waterway or to spectacular scenery like a canyon or forest.

    Negative Edge Pool

  • They look fabulous when your lookout is to the ocean/waterway or to spectacular scenery like a canyon or forest.

    Negative Edge Pool

  • They look fabulous when your lookout is to the ocean/waterway or to spectacular scenery like a canyon or forest.

    Negative Edge Pool

  • Here were the first boats we began work on; but, first of all, I called in the lookout from the forecastle-head.

    Chapter 50

  • So, between the tides, Clarley and I made it a point for one or the other of us to keep a lookout from the Solano wharf.

    The "King Of The Greeks"

  • So between the tides Charley and I made it a point for one or the other of us to keep a lookout from the Solano Wharf.

    The King of the Greeks

  • A guard and lookout from the English fleet were stationed on the Portuguese to watch the "Constellation."

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Captain Arms was no less incredulous, and he called the lookout down, accused him of having mistaken a sleeping whale for a landfall, and sent another man aloft in his place.

    The Second Deluge

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