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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 27
- "Strickland's painting in my studio."
- "Strickland can't work with anyone else in the studio."
- "Damn it all, it's your studio. That's his lookout."
vantage point with a view of the surrounding area
person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.
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- lookout in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- lookout in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911