AskDefine | Define outlook

Dictionary Definition



1 a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations [syn: mentality, mindset, mind-set]
2 belief about (or mental picture of) the future [syn: expectation, prospect]
3 the act of looking out [syn: lookout]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A place from which something can be viewed.
    Perched on the edge of the cliff was a hidden outlook.
  2. The view from such a place.
  3. An attitude or point of view.
    He has a positive outlook on life.
  4. Expectation for the future.
    The outlook for temperature rises is worrying.



place from which something can be viewed
view from such a place
attitude, point of view
expectation for the future


Extensive Definition

Outlook or The Outlook may refer to:
In computing
  • Microsoft Outlook, an e-mail and personal information management software product from Microsoft
  • Outlook Express, an e-mail and news client bundled with certain versions of Microsoft Windows
In printed media
outlook in Spanish: Outlook
outlook in French: Outlook
outlook in Korean: 아웃룩
outlook in Polish: Outlook
outlook in Chinese: Outlook

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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