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Definitions of look

  1. 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.
  2. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To expect. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To express or manifest by a look. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. To influence or express by the looks. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; - used to call attention. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. To direct the sight or attention to; search; appear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. have a certain outward or facial expression; "How does she look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the surgery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. convey by one's expression; "She looked her devotion to me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. 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.
  25. To apply the mind; consider; expect; followed by for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To seem; appear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To depend; followed by to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To guard; watch: followed by to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. physical appearance; "I don't like the looks of this place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. 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
  34. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. 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
  37. The act of looking; appearance; expression of face. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. The act of looking or seeing: sight: air of the face: appearance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. Imp. or int. see: behold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. Glance of the eye; appearauce; view. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. A glance of the eye; expression; aspect; appearance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. The act of looking or seeing; aspect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. 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.
  44. See. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for look

  1. I must have a look at it. – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  2. " Look at that, Mr. Mallock," said he. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
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