Definition of Lookout

1. Noun. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.

Exact synonyms: Lookout Man, Picket, Scout, Sentinel, Sentry, Spotter, Watch
Generic synonyms: Security Guard, Watcher, Watchman
Derivative terms: Look Out, Spot, Watch



2. Noun. An elevated post affording a wide view.
Exact synonyms: Observation Post
Specialized synonyms: Meteorological Observation Post, Weather Station
Generic synonyms: Post, Station
Derivative terms: Look Out

3. Noun. A structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings.
Exact synonyms: Lookout Station, Observation Tower, Observatory
Specialized synonyms: Observation Dome, Widow's Walk
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Look Out

4. Noun. The act of looking out.
Exact synonyms: Outlook
Generic synonyms: Look, Looking, Looking At
Derivative terms: Look Out

Definition of Lookout

1. n. A careful looking or watching for any object or event.

Definition of Lookout

1. Noun. A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area. ¹

2. Noun. A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lookout

1. one engaged in keeping watch [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lookout

looking for
looking into
looking out
looking over
looking the part
looking up
lookings
lookism
lookisms
lookist
lookists
lookit
lookout (current term)
lookout man
lookout station
lookout tower
lookout towers
lookouts
lookover
lookovers
looks
looks after
looks and feel
looks and feels
looks down
looks for
looks into

Literary usage of Lookout

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1. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1891)
"A steamer, in mid ocean, on a dark night, had no lookout on her forecastle, but had two lookouts on the bridge, one at each end of it. ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1892)
"lookout. NA VIGA TION. Generally. board a vessel at sea is a culpable neglect on her part, which will,. prima facie, render her responsible for injuries ..."

3. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"Seven miles from Cape lookout light lies a shoal which is dry at low water, ... On the eastern part of Cape lookout shoals there are 21 fathoms, ..."

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