outlook-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: habitual mindset or attitude

Commentary: OUTLOOK[+state][+mental][+attitude][+habitual]
NOTE: refers to a general, ongoing state

John tends to have a gloomy outlook on things.
Living abroad for a year in France has broadened her outlook on life.
Nothing will change their outlook on this issue. (their general opinion)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: the prospects for the future

Commentary: OUTLOOK[+state][+future][+possible]
NOTE: refers to the state of affairs itself, not the act of predicting it (see Sense 4)
NOTE: the subject of the sentence is the possible state of affairs, not an agent making a prediction. (see Sense 4)

The deteriorating economic outlook is making investors nervous.
The outlook for peace in the region has improved.
Analysts are trying to determine the outlook for steel demand in the U.S.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c

Sense Number 3: a viewing spot

Commentary: OUTLOOK[+location][+spatial][+spot][+viewing]

We enjoyed a pleasant outlook from our hotel balcony window.
The cliff provided a spectacular outlook of the river valley below.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 4: the act of forecasting or predicting something

Commentary: OUTLOOK[+action][+predicting][+event]
NOTE: refers to the act of predicting, not the state of affairs being forecast (see Sense 2)
NOTE: usually has the agent making the prediction as subject of sentence.
NOTE: refers to a specific act of prediction.

The weatherman's outlook is for a sunny day with high humidity.
One sportscaster's outlook for this game is that the Giants will win by a 2-point spread.
The gypsy's outlook for Bob, based on the cards, was a long and interesting life.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3