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lookout

[loo k-out] /ˈlʊkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
the act of looking out or keeping watch.
2.
a watch kept, as for something that may happen.
3.
a person or group keeping a watch.
4.
a station or place from which a watch is kept.
5.
an object of care or concern:
That's not my lookout.
6.
tailpiece (def 4).
7.
Chiefly British. view; prospect; outlook:
The business lookout is far from optimistic.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; noun use of verb phrase look out
Synonyms
3. sentinel, sentry, patrol, guard.

Lookout

[loo k-out] /ˈlʊkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
Cape, a sandy reef in the Outer Banks, off E North Carolina, SW of Cape Hatteras: lighthouse.
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  • It is important to keep non-technical people informed, so that they may be on the lookout for such things.
  • Do be on the lookout though for hungry and aggressive squirrels.
British Dictionary definitions for lookout

lookout

/ˈlʊkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
the act of keeping watch against danger, etc
2.
a person or persons instructed or employed to keep such a watch, esp on a ship
3.
a strategic point from which a watch is kept
4.
(informal) worry or concern: that's his lookout
5.
(mainly Brit) outlook, chances, or view
verb (adverb, mainly intransitive)
6.
to heed one's behaviour; be careful: look out for the children's health
7.
to be on the watch: look out for my mother at the station
8.
(transitive) to search for and find: I'll look out some curtains for your new house
9.
foll by on or over. to face in a particular direction: the house looks out over the moor
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Word Origin and History for lookout
n.

also look-out, "person who stands watch or acts as a scout," 1690s, from look + out. Verbal phrase look out "be on the watch" attested from c.1600.

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