outlook Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Definition of “outlook” - English Dictionary

"outlook" in American English

See all translations

outlooknoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈɑʊtˌlʊk/
the ​likelyfuturesituation: The ​economic outlook is good.
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 British English

See all translations

outlooknoun

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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

“outlook” in Business English

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More