What does lookout mean?

Definitions for lookoutˈlʊkˌaʊt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lookout.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket(noun)

    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

  2. lookout, observation post(noun)

    an elevated post affording a wide view

  3. lookout, observation tower, lookout station, observatory(noun)

    a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings

  4. lookout, outlook(noun)

    the act of looking out


  1. lookout(Noun)

    A vantage point with a view of the surrounding area.

  2. lookout(Noun)

    A person on watch for approaching enemy, police, etc.

    The raid failed when the lookout noticed the enemy group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lookout(noun)

    a careful looking or watching for any object or event

  2. Lookout(noun)

    the place from which such observation is made

  3. Lookout(noun)

    a person engaged in watching

  4. Lookout(noun)

    object or duty of forethought and care; responsibility


  1. Lookout

    A lookout or look-out is a person on a ship in charge of the observation of the sea for hazards, other ships, land, etc. Lookouts report anything they see and or hear. When reporting contacts, lookouts give information such as, bearing of the object, which way the object is headed, target angles and position angles and what the contact is. Lookouts should be thoroughly familiar with the various types of distress signals they may encounter at sea.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lookout in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lookout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Catherine Buckley:

    Some of the comments on social media said we should be on the lookout for a guy with no eyebrows.

  2. Soumya Sambasivan:

    We have already started the lookout for the accused, as it was a mob attack, so far we have registered the case for murder against unknown people.

  3. Ken Burchell:

    She'd been shot at close range, lost a tremendous amount of blood, in the midst of all this, she was trying to yell to our crew members the lookout of the shooter.

  4. Kok Chwee Sim:

    One should also keep a lookout for news of visits by government leaders or music bands, such visits could mean seeing airplanes that normally are not seen at your airport.

  5. Goldman Sachs ' Teo:

    As regulators liberalize the financial industry in China, banks, insurers and securities firms would be on the lookout for asset managers, private banks and wealth managers.

Images & Illustrations of lookout

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Translations for lookout

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ناطورArabic
  • наблюдателен пунктBulgarian
  • vyhlídka, pozorovatel, rozhledna, pozorovatelna, hlídkaCzech
  • udkigsmand, udkig, udkigspunkt, vagtpost, udkigspostDanish
  • παρατηρητήριο, παρατηρητήςGreek
  • Estar atentoSpanish
  • ongelma, näköalapaikka, tähystäjä, asia, vartiomies, näkymä, murhe, tarkkailupiste, näköalaFinnish
  • guetteur, sentinelle, poste de guetFrench
  • tūtainga, taumata matira, tūteinga, matira, matairangiMāori
  • наблюдатель, дело, дозорный, забота, наблюдательный пункт, вахтаRussian
  • gözcüTurkish

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