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Definition of "lookout" []

  • 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 U.S. Outlook; view. (noun)
  • An object of concern or worry. See Synonyms at affair. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lookout" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "Here were the first boats we began work on; but, first of all, I called in the lookout from the forecastle-head."
  • "They look fabulous when your lookout is to the ocean/waterway or to spectacular scenery like a canyon or forest."