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

  • noun A point of view; an attitude.
  • noun Expectation for the future.
  • noun A place where something can be viewed.
  • noun The view seen from such a place.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To look out; select.
  • To face or confront bravely; overcome as by bolder looks or greater courage; hence, in general, to overcome.
  • noun The act of looking out or watching for any object; vigilant watch: as, to be on the outlook for something.
  • noun The place from which an observer looks out or watches for anything; a watch-tower; a lookout.
  • noun The distance to which, under given circumstances, vision extends in searching or watching; extent of unobstructed vision; hence, power of foresight; breadth of view.
  • noun That which is perceived by the eye on looking forth; a view; a scene; hence, that which is looked forward to; a prospect: used literally and figuratively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To face down; to outstare.
  • transitive verb obsolete To inspect throughly; to select.
  • noun The act of looking out; watch.
  • noun One who looks out; also, the place from which one looks out; a watchower.
  • noun The view obtained by one looking out; scope of vision; sight; appearance.
  • noun The likely outcome, such as is indicated by the present situation; prospects; prognosis.
  • noun The point of view or attitude of a person.

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

  • noun A place from which something can be viewed.
  • noun The view from such a place.
  • noun An attitude or point of view.
  • noun Expectation for the future.

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

  • noun the act of looking out
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  • noun a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations


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