outlook Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “outlook” in the English Dictionary

"outlook" in British English

See all translations


uk   us   /ˈaʊt.lʊk/

outlook noun (FUTURE SITUATION)

C1 [S] the ​likelyfuturesituation: The outlook for the ​economy is ​bleak. The outlook for today is ​cloudy and ​dry at first with ​showerslater.
More examples

outlook noun (OPINION)

C2 [C usually singular] a person's way of ​understanding and ​thinking about something: He has a ​fairlypositive outlook onlife.

outlook noun (VIEW)

[C usually singular] formal what you can ​see from a ​particularplace: From the ​top of the ​tower, the outlook over the ​city was ​breathtaking.
(Definition of outlook from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"outlook" in American English

See all translations

outlooknoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌlʊk/

outlook noun [C usually sing] (FUTURE SITUATION)

the ​likelyfuturesituation: The ​economic outlook is good.

outlook noun [C usually sing] (ATTITUDE)

a person’s ​generalattitude or way of ​thinking about something: He has a ​positive outlook on ​life.
(Definition of outlook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"outlook" in Business English

See all translations

outlooknoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈaʊtlʊk/
the way a particular ​situation is expected to ​develop in the future, for ​example, whether it will get better or worse: If the ​inflationary outlook continues to get worse, the ​centralbank will not hesitate to ​act. theeconomic/​financial/​trading outlook thelong-term/​short-term/medium-term outlook agloomy/uncertain/​positive outlookthe outlook for sth Economic ​growth has ​slowed considerably as and ​soaringenergyprices continue to cloud the outlook for the ​worldeconomy.the outlook is/remains bleak/bright/uncertain, etc. This year's ​economic outlook remains uncertain.
the ​attitude of a ​person or ​organization in relation to a particular ​situation: sb's/sth's outlook on sth Canadian ​investors are ​gauging the Fed's outlook on ​rates as an early ​indication of whether the Bank of Canada can ​drop its ​keyrate again.
(Definition of outlook from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of outlook?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


(a plan showing) the subjects or books to be studied in a particular course, especially a course that leads to an exam

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More