out look

outlook

[out-look]
noun
1.
the view or prospect from a particular place.
2.
mental attitude or view; point of view: one's outlook on life.
3.
prospect of the future: the political outlook.
4.
the place from which an observer looks out; lookout.
5.
the act or state of looking out.
6.
a watch kept; vigilance; lookout: a careful outlook to prevent forest fires.

Origin:
1660–70; out- + look


1, 3. scene. 2. attitude, viewpoint, position, approach.
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outlook (ˈaʊtˌlʊk)
 
n
1.  a mental attitude or point of view
2.  the probable or expected condition or outcome of something: the weather outlook
3.  the view from a place
4.  view or prospect
5.  the act or state of looking out

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outlook
"mental view or survey," 1742, from out + look (v.). The meaning "prospect for the future" is attested from 1851. The literal sense of "vigilant watch, act or practice of looking out" (1815) is rare; look-out being used instead for this.
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