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look·out

 (lo͝ok′out′)
n.
1. The act of observing or keeping watch.
2. A high place or structure commanding a wide view, used for observation.
3. One who keeps watch.
4. South Atlantic US Outlook; view.
5. An object of concern or worry: "They were out of money. Of course it was her lookout to earn some" (Shirley Abbott).

lookout

(ˈlʊkˌaʊt)
n
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. chiefly Brit outlook, chances, or view
vb (adverb, mainly intr)
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. (tr) 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.

look•out

(ˈlʊkˌaʊt)

n.
1. the act of looking out or keeping watch.
2. a watch kept, as for something that may come or 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. view; prospect; outlook.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lookout - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated eventlookout - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch
2.lookout - an elevated post affording a wide viewlookout - an elevated post affording a wide view
meteorological observation post, weather station - one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
post, station - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
3.lookout - a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundingslookout - a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
observation dome - lookout consisting of a dome-shaped observatory
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
widow's walk - a lookout atop a coastal house
4.lookout - the act of looking out
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"

lookout

noun
1. watchman, guard, sentry, sentinel, vedette (Military) One committed the burglary and the other acted as lookout.
2. watch, guard, vigil, qui vive He denied that he had failed to keep a proper lookout during the night.
3. watchtower, post, tower, beacon, observatory, citadel, observation post Troops tried to set up a lookout post inside a refugee camp.
4. (Informal) concern, business, worry, funeral (informal), pigeon (Brit. informal) It was your lookout if you put your life in danger.
5. (Chiefly Brit.) prospect, view, future, outlook, likelihood If this is true, it's a poor lookout for future generations.

lookout

noun
1. The act of carefully watching:
Idiom: watch and ward.
2. A high structure or place commanding a wide view:
3. A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example:
4. That which is or can be seen:
5. Something that concerns or involves one personally:
Translations
مُراقِب، رَقيبمُراقَبَهمَسؤولِيَّهناطورنُقْطَة مُراقَبَه
hlídkapozorovatelnarozhlednastarostvyhlídka
udkigvagtpostudkigsmandudkigspostudkigspunkt
näköalapaikkatähystäjävartiomies
áhyggjuefnigæsla; varîbergvarîbergvarîmaîur
pozorovacípozorovateľňa
opazovalnicastraža
gözcügözetlemegözetleme yerisorumluluk

lookout

[ˈlʊkaʊt]
A. N
1. (= act) → observación f, vigilancia f
to keep a lookout for sth; be on the lookout for sthestar atento a or al acecho de algo
keep a lookout for the postmanestáte atento por si viene el cartero
to keep a sharp lookoutestar ojo avizor
2. (= viewpoint) → mirador m; (= person) → centinela mf; (= place) = lookout post
3. (= prospect) → perspectiva f
it's a grim or poor lookout for us/for educationla perspectiva es desalentadora para nosotros/para la educación
that's his lookout!¡eso es asunto suyo!, ¡allá él!
B. CPD lookout post Natalaya f, puesto m de observación

lookout

[ˈlʊkaʊt] n
(= place) → poste m de guet
(= person) → guetteur/euse m/f
(= activity) to keep a lookout (as sentry)faire le guet; (on boat)être de vigie
to keep a lookout for sth, to be on the lookout for sth (= beware) → se méfier de qch (= seek) → être à l'affût de qchlookout post nposte m de guet

look

(luk) verb
1. to turn the eyes in a certain direction so as to see, to find, to express etc. He looked out of the window; I've looked everywhere, but I can't find him; He looked at me (angrily).
2. to seem. It looks as if it's going to rain; She looks sad.
3. to face. The house looks west.
noun
1. the act of looking or seeing. Let me have a look!
2. a glance. a look of surprise.
3. appearance. The house had a look of neglect.
ˈlook-alike noun
a person who looks (exactly) like someone else; a double. the prince's look-alike.
-looking
having a certain appearance. good-looking; strange-looking.
looks noun plural
(attractive) appearance. She lost her looks as she grew older; good looks.
ˌlooker-ˈon noun
a person who is watching something happening; an onlooker.
ˈlooking-glass noun
a mirror.
ˈlookout noun
1. a careful watch. a sharp lookout; (also adjective) a lookout post.
2. a place from which such a watch can be kept.
3. a person who has been given the job of watching. There was a shout from the lookout.
4. concern, responsibility. If he catches you leaving early, that's your lookout!
by the look(s) of
judging from the appearance of (someone or something) it seems likely or probable. By the looks of him, he won't live much longer; It's going to rain by the look of it.
look after
to attend to or take care of. to look after the children.
look ahead
to consider what will happen in the future.
look down one's nose at
to regard with contempt.
look down on
to regard as inferior. She looks down on her husband's relations.
look for
to search for. She lost her handbag and wasted ten minutes looking for it.
look forward to
to wait with pleasure for. I am looking forward to seeing you / to the holidays.
look here!
give your attention to this. Look here! Isn't that what you wanted?; Look here, Mary, you're being unfair!
look in on
to visit briefly. I decided to look in on Paul and Carol on my way home.
look into
to inspect or investigate closely. The manager will look into your complaint.
look on
1. to watch something. No, I don't want to play – I'd rather look on.
2. (with as) to think of or consider. I have lived with my aunt since I was a baby, and I look on her as my mother.
look out
1. (usually with for) to watch. She was looking out for him from the window.
2. to find by searching. I've looked out these books for you.
look out!
beware! take care!.
look over
to examine. We have been looking over the new house.
look through
to look at or study briefly. I've looked through your notes.
look up
1. to improve. Things have been looking up lately.
2. to pay a visit to. I looked up several old friends.
3. to search for in a book of reference. You should look the word up (in a dictionary).
4. to consult (a reference book). I looked up in the encyclopedia.
look up to
to respect the conduct, opinions etc of. He has always looked up to his father.
References in classic literature ?
Ned and Tom made one or two short hunting trips, and on these occasions they kept a lookout in the direction the Indian had taken when he went away.
Hawkeye moved away from the lookout, and descended, musing profoundly, to the shore.
Thorndike had put even royalty-- frayed, impecunious royalty, on the lookout for a loan--at its ease.
Black Sam, as he was commonly called, from his being about three shades blacker than any other son of ebony on the place, was revolving the matter profoundly in all its phases and bearings, with a comprehensiveness of vision and a strict lookout to his own personal well-being, that would have done credit to any white patriot in Washington.
I snuggled close among the wallow of snorers, to conceal as nearly as possible that I was naked of irons; and I kept a sharp lookout and pre- pared to spring for my man the moment he should bend over me.
One soon learns to expect this bow and be on the lookout and ready to return it; but to learn to lead off and make the initial bow one's self is a difficult matter for a diffident man.
So, says I, I'll keep a lookout, and if any of them's floating around after me I'll give them a show.
This superintendent was a slim creature of thirty-five, with a sandy goatee and short sandy hair; he wore a stiff standing-collar whose upper edge almost reached his ears and whose sharp points curved forward abreast the corners of his mouth -- a fence that compelled a straight lookout ahead, and a turning of the whole body when a side view was required; his chin was propped on a spreading cravat which was as broad and as long as a bank-note, and had fringed ends; his boot toes were turned sharply up, in the fashion of the day, like sleigh- runners -- an effect patiently and laboriously produced by the young men by sitting with their toes pressed against a wall for hours together.
God Almighty made us all, and some He gives eyes that's blind, and some He gives eyes that can see, and I reckon it ain't none of our lookout what He done it for; it's all right, or He'd 'a' fixed it some other way.
One cannot creep upon a journey; one cannot help getting on faster than one has planned; and the pleasure of coming in upon one's friends before the lookout begins, is worth a great deal more than any little exertion it needs.
Colin leaned on Dickon's arm and privately Ben Weatherstaff kept a sharp lookout, but now and then Colin took his hand from its support and walked a few steps alone.
We can't leave by railway, because the lawyer's clerk is sure to be on the lookout for you at the York terminus.