lookout

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. vigilance, concern (inf.); observatory; watch, sentinel; prospect, vista. See vision, warning, business, care, expectation, defense.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A place of vantage]
Syn. outlook, view, prospect, panorama, post, scene, beacon, cupola, crow's nest, watchtower, observation tower, observatory, belvedere, observation post, signal station, patrol station, sentry box, captain's lookout*, widow's walk*, sea-widow's roost*; see also tower .
2. [One stationed at a lookout, sense 1]
Syn. watcher, sentinel, scout; see watchman .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. watch guard, eye, vigilance, heed, surveillance.
2. sentinel guard, sentry, watchman, patrol, spotter.
3. lookout station tower, perch, crow's nest, watchtower, observatory.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of carefully watching: surveillance, vigil, vigilance, watch. Idiom: watch and ward. See AWARENESS. 2. A high structure or place commanding a wide view: observatory, outlook, overlook. See AWARENESS. 3. A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example: guard, picket, protector, sentinel, sentry, ward, watch. See AWARENESS, SAFETY. 4. That which is or can be seen: outlook, panorama, perspective, prospect, scene, sight, view, vista. See SEE. 5. Something that concerns or involves one personally: affair, business, concern. See RELEVANT.

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