Definitions of ‘lookout’

lookout (noun)

A “lookout” is a noun that refers to a person or a designated location whose primary responsibility is to watch for and alert others to potential dangers, threats, or interesting developments. This term is commonly associated with surveillance or observation, often in the context of providing security, monitoring a specific area, or keeping watch for specific events. In a broader sense, a lookout can also refer to a high vantage point or structure designed to afford a clear view of the surrounding area.

Examples of the noun lookout in a sentence:

  • From the lookout atop the mountain, we marveled at the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks.
  • The security guard stationed at the lookout spotted the approaching intruders and immediately alerted the rest of the team.
  • As the ship sailed into the harbor, the captain stood on the lookout, scanning the horizon for any signs of danger or obstacles.
  • The hikers reached the scenic lookout point just in time to witness the vibrant hues of the sunset painting the sky.
  • The wildlife biologist set up a hidden camera near the animal lookout to observe the natural behavior of the elusive mountain goats in their habitat.


sentry, observatory, watch-tower, conning tower, responsibility, sentry point, vantage point, surveillance spot


blindness, inattention, neglect, disregard, unawareness, indifference, negligence, oblivion

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