lookout (plural lookouts)
- A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area.
- A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
- The raid failed when the lookout noticed the enemy group.
- A subject for observation; a prospect or view.
- 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 6
- [...] And, you know, she OUGHT to keep enough to pay for her season-ticket; but no, she comes to me about that, and I have to find the money."
- "It's a poor lookout," said Mrs. Morel bitterly.
- One's perspective, outlook; hence, one's responsibility. (used with a possessive pronoun or a noun in a possessive form).
- Every man's interest is his own lookout.
vantage point with a view of the surrounding area
- Bulgarian: наблюдателен пункт m (nabljudátelen punkt)
- Czech: pozorovatelna f, vyhlídka f, rozhledna (cs) f
- Danish: udkig, udkigspost, udkigspunkt
- Finnish: näköalapaikka (fi), tarkkailupiste
- French: poste de guet
- Greek: παρατηρητήριο (el) n (paratiritírio)
- Hungarian: kilátás (hu)
- Maori: tūtainga, tūteinga, matairangi, taumata matira
- Bokmål: utkikk m
- Nynorsk: utkikk m
- Portuguese: ponto/posto de vigia m
- Russian: наблюда́тельный пункт m (nabljudátelʹnyj punkt)
person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
perspective, outlook, responsibility
- lookout in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- lookout in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911