look out

(redirected from The Lookout)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

look out

1. verb To literally peer or gaze out of a place or thing. My cat loves looking out the window and watching all the birds and squirrels outside.
2. verb To be aware of one's surroundings in order to look for or notice something. Often used as an imperative. Look out—there's slippery rocks on that trail! I always look out for deals when I'm shopping.
3. noun One who keeps watch for potential problems or intruders in a particular situation. In this usage, the phrase is usually spelled as one word ("lookout"). We can't get caught, so you act as a lookout and give us a sign if you hear Mom or Dad coming.
4. noun The act of keeping watch for potential problems or intruders in a particular situation. In this usage, the phrase is usually spelled as one word ("lookout"). We can't get caught, so you keep a lookout and give us a sign if you hear Mom or Dad coming.
See also: look, out

look out (of) something

to gaze outward from inside something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Look out of the window and see if it is raining. I looked out of the door to see what the weather was like.
See also: look, out

look out

Also, watch out. Be careful, be watchful, as in Look out that you don't slip and fall on the ice, or Watch out! There's a car coming. [c. 1600] Also see look out for.
See also: look, out

look out

v.
To be watchful or careful; take care: If you don't look out, you could fall on the ice. The campers looked out for each other on the hike.
See also: look, out
References in classic literature ?
On the fifth day following the murder of the ship's officers, land was sighted by the lookout.
My own hand placed it in one of the rouleaux of false half-crowns; and my own hand also directed the spurious coin, when it had been safely packed up, to a certain London dealer who was to be on the lookout for it by the next night's mail.
In the second place, the doctor would, in all probability, have occasion to write to his daughter, or would be likely to receive letters from her; and, if I quieted all suspicion on my account, by docile behavior, and kept my eyes sharply on the lookout, I might find opportunities of surprising the secrets of his writing-desk.
Anatole was at the door, evidently on the lookout for the Rostovs.
The French have been on the lookout for that sort of thing.
Not having got an object for her jealousy, she was on the lookout for it.
The lookout sighted Barclay de Tolley to the eastward, barely visible from the masthead, and vainly and for hours the PYRENEES tried to beat up to it.
The Pyrenees sailed the ten miles; she sailed ten miles more; and the lookouts at the three mastheads saw naught but the naked, sun-washed sea.
But I didn't have much chance to enjoy my hatred then, for almost immediately the lookout poked his face over the hatchway and bawled down that there was smoke on the horizon, dead ahead.
What boy would dare to play; or whisper, or even glance aside from his book; while Master Cheever is on the lookout behind his spectacles?
Hard path to the lookout towerThe idea came 10 years ago, but due to the demanding ground and poor servicing conditions, the construction was not built then.
When we managed to bring the lookout tower back into use we made an appeal for volunteers to help us, expecting maybe one or two", he said.
The additional 51 names, including Divina, were in addition to the previous list of people included in the lookout bulletin issued by the DOJ in September.
Now the lookout is easier to access, with a new path, and has seats so people can comfortably take their time admiring spectacular views of Casement Bay and Regina Bay.
That night, the lookout lets out a long creak followed by a rushing noise, like the building is hurtling through space.