Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “outlook”

outlook

noun uk   /ˈaʊt.lʊk/ us  

outlook noun (FUTURE SITUATION)

C1 [S] the likely future situation: The outlook for the economy is bleak. The outlook for today is cloudy and dry at first with showers later.

outlook noun (OPINION)

C2 [C usually singular] a person's way of understanding and thinking about something: He has a fairly positive outlook on life.

outlook noun (VIEW)

[C usually singular] formal what you can see from a particular place: From the top of the tower, the outlook over the city was breathtaking.
(Definition of outlook from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of outlook?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “outlook” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

yo

used as an informal greeting between people who know each other or as an expression of approval

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

silver splicer noun

November 17, 2014
informal a person who marries in later life Newly retired and now newlywed – rise of the ‘silver splicers’ Reaching pension age becomes a trigger to tie the knot as baby-boomers begin to redefine retirement

Read More