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Meaning of OUTLOOK

Pronunciation:  'awt`lûk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of looking out
  2. [n]  belief about (or mental picture of) the future
  3. [n]  a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

OUTLOOK is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: expectation, lookout, mentality, mindset, mind-set, prospect
 See Also: anticipation, apprehension, attitude, belief, expectancy, foretaste, hope, look, looking, looking at, mental attitude, misgiving, possibility, promise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Out*look"\, v. t.
    1. To face down; to outstare.
             To outlook conquest, and to win renown. --Shak.
    2. To inspect throughly; to select. [Obs.] --Cotton.
  2. \Out"look`\, n.
    1. The act of looking out; watch.
    2. One who looks out; also, the place from which one looks
       out; a watchower. --Lyon Playfair.
    3. The view obtained by one looking out; scope of vision;
       prospect; sight; appearance.
             Applause Which owes to man's short outlook all its
             charms.                               --Young.
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