What does outlook mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mentality, outlook, mindset, mind-setnoun

    a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

  2. expectation, outlook, prospectnoun

    belief about (or mental picture of) the future

  3. lookout, outlooknoun

    the act of looking out


  1. Outlooknoun

    The likely outcome, such as is indicated by the present situation; prospects; prognosis; as, the outlook is grim.

  2. Outlooknoun

    The point of view or attitude of a person; as, one's outlook on life is affected by illness.


  1. outlooknoun

    A place from which something can be viewed.

    Perched on the edge of the cliff was a hidden outlook.

  2. outlooknoun

    The view from such a place.

  3. outlooknoun

    An attitude or point of view.

    He has a positive outlook on life.

  4. outlooknoun

    Expectation for the future.

    The outlook for temperature rises is worrying.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Outlookverb

    To face down; to browbeat.

    Etymology: out and look.

    I cull’d these fiery spirits from the world,
    To outlook conquest, and to win renown,
    Ev’n in the jaws of danger and of death. William Shakespeare.


  1. outlook

    Outlook refers to a person's perspective, attitude, viewpoint, or expectation about something. It embodies how an individual sees and interprets experiences, events, and future possibilities. It can also refer to a prospect for the future. In technology, Outlook can refer to Microsoft Outlook, a personal information manager software system, often used for handling emails.


  1. Outlook

    Outlook is an independent weekly general interest English News magazine published in India. It features contents from politics, sports, cinema, and stories of broad interests. It was first issue in October, 1995 with Vinod Mehta as the Editor in Chief.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outlook

    owt′lōōk, n. vigilant watch: view obtained by looking out: prospect, or (fig.) one's prospects: a watch-tower.—v.t. to face courageously.

Editors Contribution

  1. outlook

    A future view or future expectation.

    The outlook was positive, optimistic and empowering.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outlook' in Nouns Frequency: #2644

Anagrams for outlook »

  1. look out

  2. look-out

  3. lookout

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlook in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outlook in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of outlook in a Sentence

  1. Federal Reserve:

    Inflation has obviously surprised to the upside over the past year, and further surprises could be in store, we therefore need to be nimble in responding to incoming data and the evolving outlook.

  2. David Cockfield:

    We're in a digestion stage. These are big moves on the part of the central banks, i'm relatively positive on the long-term outlook.

  3. Jerome Powell:

    We are quite mindful of the risks to the outlook and are prepared to move and use our tools as needed.

  4. Lawrence Yun:

    The market's outlook is encouraging, supply is expected to improve, which will give buyers more options and help tamp down record-high asking prices for existing homes.

  5. Nathaniel Gleicher:

    We were able to determine conclusively that some of the activities of this network was linked to an individual based in Thailand associated with New Eastern Outlook, a Russian government-funded journal based in Moscow.

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Translations for outlook

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  • výhled, vyhlídkaCzech
  • Ausblick, Einstellung, Aussichtspunkt, AussichtGerman
  • άποψηGreek
  • vidpunktoEsperanto
  • tulevaisuudenkuva, näköala, näkemys, tulevaisuudennäkymät, näkymä, näköalapaikka, näkymätFinnish
  • vue, point de vueFrench
  • panoramaGalician
  • आउटलुकHindi
  • gondolkozásmód, kilátás, szemléletmód, látványHungarian
  • աշխարհայացքըArmenian
  • vista, punto di vista, prospettivaItalian
  • ponto de vista, perspectivaPortuguese
  • punct de vedere, perspectivă, vedereRomanian
  • ви́ды на бу́дущее, наблюда́тельный пункт, вид, взгляд, то́чка зре́ния, панора́ма, перспективаRussian
  • utsiktspunkt, åsikt, framtidsutsikt, prospekt, utsiktSwedish
  • 外表Chinese

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