Definition of Outlook

1. Noun. A habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.

Exact synonyms: Mentality, Mind-set, Mindset
Generic synonyms: Attitude, Mental Attitude
Derivative terms: Mental, Mental



2. Noun. Belief about (or mental picture of) the future.
Exact synonyms: Expectation, Prospect
Generic synonyms: Belief
Specialized synonyms: Hope, Promise, Foretaste, Possibility, Anticipation, Expectancy, Apprehension, Misgiving
Derivative terms: Expect, Expect, Expect

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

Definition of Outlook

1. v. t. To face down; to outstare.

2. n. The act of looking out; watch.

Definition of Outlook

1. Noun. A place from which something can be viewed. ¹

2. Noun. The view from such a place. ¹

3. Noun. An attitude or point of view. ¹

4. Noun. Expectation for the future. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outlook

1. a point of view [n -S]

Medical Definition of Outlook

1. 1. The act of looking out; watch. 2. One who looks out; also, the place from which one looks out; a watchower. 3. The view obtained by one looking out; scope of vision; prospect; sight; appearance. "Applause Which owes to man's short outlook all its charms." (Young) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outlook

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outlook (current term)
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Literary usage of Outlook

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"outlook 115:56-7 Ja 10 47 Mason, Frank Art of muscle reading. ... outlook 116:649-51 Art and Belasco. outlook 115:315-16 F 21 47 Eskimo marriage, music, ..."

2. Bulletin by New Jersey, Dept. of Agriculture, New Jersey Dept. of Agriculture (1918)
"THE DAIRY outlook IN NEW JERSEY Address of Prof. WM Regan, Dairy Husbandman, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station The question of the dairy outlook in ..."

3. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1900)
"THE REPUBLIC AND ITS outlook [Speech of William M. Evarts at the first banquet of the New ... Meantime, that he may tell us of the outlook of the Republic, ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"... I assume, when asked to discuss the outlook for the future, that I am not sent aloft at the last moment for an outlook on the whole future of mankind, ..."

5. Papers and Proceedings by American Sociological Society Meeting, American Sociological Association (1910)
"THE outlook FOR AMERICAN STATISTICS WALTER F. WILLCOX Cornell University This anniversary season, when nine organizations engaged in studying diverse ..."

6. The Writings of John Burroughs by John Burroughs (1913)
"... outlook I HAVE a barn-door outlook because I have a hay-barn study, and I chose a hay-barn study because I wanted a barn-door outlook — a wide, ..."

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