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Definitions of look

  1. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. face in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. physical appearance; "I don't like the looks of this place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. have a certain outward or facial expression; "How does she look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the surgery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. convey by one's expression; "She looked her devotion to me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you. Sometimes used figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To seek; to search for. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To expect. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To express or manifest by a look. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; - with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; - used to call attention. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; - often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To direct the eye to anything, in order to view it; direct the mind or attention; as, to look into a matter; front or face; as, my windows look out on a beautiful garden; watch; as, to look for news; appear; as, she looks happy; to depend or turn; as, citizens look to the state for protection. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. To show by an expression of face; as, he looked his contempt; turn the eyes upon; as, he looked the boy up and down; to influence by looking; as, to look down opposition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. The act of looking; appearance; expression of face. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. See. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. To turn the eye toward so as to see: to direct the attention to: to watch: to seem: to face, as a house: (B.) to expect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To express by a look: to influence by looks-LOOK AFTER, to attend to or take care of: (B.) to -expect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. The act of looking or seeing: sight: air of the face: appearance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Imp. or int. see: behold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. Glance of the eye; appearauce; view. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. To direct the sight or attention to; search; appear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To influence or express by the looks. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To fix the eyes; direct the sight: followed by at, on, or upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. To apply the mind; consider; expect; followed by for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To seem; appear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. To depend; followed by to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. To guard; watch: followed by to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A glance of the eye; expression; aspect; appearance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. The act of looking or seeing; aspect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. To influence by looks or presence. To look down, to overawe by the appearance assumed. To look out, to search for and discover. To look in the face, to face or meet with boldness. To look up a thing, to search for it and find it. Look, attend. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. To direct the eye to in order to see; to direct the mind or attention to; to consider; to examine; to expect; to take care; to seem; to face; to front. To look about, to look on all sides or in different directions. To look about one, to be on the watch, or vigilant. To look after, to take care of; to search; to expect. To look for, to expect; to search. To look into, to inspect closely. To look on, to regard; to view; to be a mere spectator. To look over, to examine one by one. To overlook, to pass over without seeing. To look out, to be on the watch; to select. To look to or unto, to take care of; to depend on. To look through, to penetrate with the eye or the understanding. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  51. To direct the eye to or from anything; to consider; to apply the mind or understanding; to examine; to have any particular appearance; to have any air or manner; to face or front-usually followed by on, at, for, after, towards. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. The act of looking; air of the face; sight; glance; appearance; view; int. see; behold. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; -- with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below. mso.anu.edu.au
  54. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; -- used to call attention. mso.anu.edu.au
  55. The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; -- often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look. mso.anu.edu.au
  56. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below. dictgcide_fs
  57. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; used to call attention. dictgcide_fs
  58. The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look. dictgcide_fs
  59. Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look. dictgcide_fs
  60. l[=oo]k, v.i. to turn the eye toward so as to see; to direct the attention to: to watch: to seem: to face, as a house: (B.) to expect.--v.t. to express by a look: to influence by look.--n. the act of looking or seeing: sight: air of the face: appearance.--imp. or interj. see: behold.--ns. LOOK'ER, one who looks; LOOK'ER-ON, one that looks on, a mere spectator; LOOK'ING, seeing: search or searching; LOOK'ING-FOR (B.), expectation; LOOK'ING-GLASS, a glass which reflects the image of the person looking into it, a mirror; LOOK'OUT, a careful watching for: an elevated place from which to observe: one engaged in watching.--LOOK ABOUT, to be on the watch; LOOK AFTER, to attend to or take care of: (B.) to expect; LOOK ALIVE (coll.), to bestir one's self; LOOK DOWN ON, to treat with indifference, to despise; LOOK FOR, to search for, to expect; LOOK INTO, to inspect closely; LOOK ON, to regard, view, think; LOOK OUT, to watch: to select; LOOK OVER, to examine cursorily: to overlook or pass over anything; LOOK THROUGH, to penetrate with the eye or the understanding; LOOK TO, to take care of: to depend on; LOOK UP, to search for: (coll.) to call upon, visit.--HAVE A LOOK IN (slang), to have a chance. [A.S. lócian, to look.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  61. Looch -I. d'Oeuf, Looch ex ovo- l. Prepare sans emulsion, Looch absque emulsion paratum. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  62. Use one\'s sight, turn eyes in some direction, direct eyes at, (fair &c. to l. at, in outward appearance; l. before you leap, avoid precipitate action; to l. at him &c., judging by his &c. ll.; will not l. at, refuses to take, rejects, scorns); stare, show surprise; contemplate, examine, (looked me through& through; l. gift HORSE in mouth; l. one; death, &c., in the face, him &c. boldly or at close quarters); express, threaten, show, by one\'s. ll. (l. compassion, death, daggers, &c.); ascertain or observe by sight who, how, whether, &c.; (fig.) make mental search (let him l. at home), inquire (when one looks deeper), aim one\'s attention at& consider (way of looking at things; what I l. at is the comfort of it), take care or make sure that, expect to do, (l. you imperat., observe, mind; l. here imperat., formula for demanding attention or expostulating; l. sharp, orig., keep strict watch, now, lose no time, bestir oneself); (of things) face, be turned, have or afford outlook, in some direction (towards, on to, into, down, &c.), (of facts) tend, point; have certain appearance, seem, (l. grave &c., whence -looking a.; l. a fool, every inch a king, black, blue, small; l. alive imperat., make haste; l. well or ill, in good or bad health, also of things, seem to be going so; looks to be, seems; l. as if, suggest by appearance the belief that; l. like, seem to be, also threaten or promise, as it looks l. rain, he looks like biting or winning), seem to be (looks his age, seems as old as he really is; l. oneself again, seem recoyered); l. in, short call or visit, (Sport) will have a l.-in, come near winning& perhaps win; looking-glass, mirror, quick-silvered glass for mirrors; l.-out, watch, looking out, (keep a good l.-o.; on the l.-o. for or to do), post of observation, man or party or boat stationed to l. out, view over landscape, prospect of luck (it\'s a bad l.-o. for him), person\'s own concern (that is his l.-o., he must see to that himself). (With prepp.) l. about one, examine one\'s surroundings, take time to form plans; l. after, follow with the eye, seek for, attend to, take care of; l. for, expect, hope or be on the watch for, search for; l. into, examine the inside of (box &c.), dip into (book), investigate; l. on, regard as, regard with distrust &c.; l. over, inspect, overlook or pardon; l. through, direct eyes through (window &c.), penetrate (veil &c.) with sight or (pretence or pretender) with insight, be visible through (his greed looks through his eyes), glance through (book &c.); l. to, consider, take care of, be careful about (l. to your manners; l. to it that), keep watch over, rely on (person or thing) for, expect, count upon, aim at; l. towards colloq., drink health of; l. upon, regard with specified feeling (also with adv., as favourably), regard as. (With advv.) l. about, be on the watch, be in search for, let one\'s eyes rove; l. ahead, (of rower) turn round to see where he is going (esp. imperat.); l. back, be half-hearted about enterprise one has begun, turn one\'s thoughts upon or to something past, cease to progress (usu. w. neg.); l. down, subdue with a l., (commerc.) sink in price, l. d. (up)on, consider oneself superior to; l. forward to, anticipate (usu. with pleasure); l. in, make short visit or call; l. on, be mere spectator, whence looker -on, n.; l. on with, read from book &c. at same time as (another person); l. out, direct eyes or put head out of window &c., be vigilant, keep one\'s eyes open for expected person, be prepared for squalls &c., have or afford outlook on, over, &c., select by inspection; l. over, inspect one by one or part by part; l. through, survey with searching glance (looked him through), inspect exhaustively or successively; l. up, (esp. commerc.) improve in price or prosperity, search for (esp. word in dictionary or facts in book of reference), call on (person), raise eyes (l. up to, respect, venerate), l. one up& down, scrutinize him keenly or contemptuously. (N.) act of looking, direction of eyes, glance (a kind, scornful, l.); (sing. or pl.) appearance of face, expression, personal aspect, (good ll., beauty); (of things) appearance (the place has a European l.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  63. (adv.), (esp.) examine the possibilities &c. with a view to deciding on a course. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  64. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, and the like, in which a movable holt is projected or withdrawn by the action of a separate, called a key fastening together; a state of being fixed or immovable a grappling or wrestling;— the barrier or works which confine the water of a stream or canal;— an inclosure in a canal with gates at each end, used in raising or lowering boats as they pass from one level to another;— that part of a fire-arm by which fire is produced for the discharge of the piece ringlet of hair. Cabinet Dictionary
  65. n. Cast of countenance; air of the face; aspect;— act of looking or seeing;— view; watch. Cabinet Dictionary

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