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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"
  2. the expression on a person's face; " a sad expression"; " a look of triumph"; " an angry face"
  3. take charge of or deal with; " Could you see about lunch?"; " I must attend to this matter"; " She took care of this business"
  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"
  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"
  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"
  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"
  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"
  9. physical appearance; " I don't like the looks of this place"
  10. have a certain outward or facial expression; " How does she look?"; " The child looks unhappy"; " She looked pale after the surgery"
  11. convey by one's expression; " She looked her devotion to me"
  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!"
  13. search or seek; " We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; " Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
  14. accord in appearance with; " You don't look your age!"
  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"
  16. To direct the attention ( to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.
  17. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
  18. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.
  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.
  20. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.
  21. To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
  22. To seek; to search for.
  23. To expect.
  24. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.
  25. To express or manifest by a look.
  26. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.
  27. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.
  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.
  29. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; - used to call attention.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  33. The act of looking; appearance; expression of face.
  34. See.
  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.
  36. To express by a look: to influence by looks- LOOK AFTER, to attend to or take care of: ( B.) to - expect.
  37. The act of looking or seeing: sight: air of the face: appearance.
  38. Imp. or int. see: behold.
  39. Glance of the eye; appearauce; view.
  40. To direct the sight or attention to; search; appear.
  41. To influence or express by the looks.
  42. To fix the eyes; direct the sight: followed by at, on, or upon.
  43. To apply the mind; consider; expect; followed by for.
  44. To seem; appear.
  45. To depend; followed by to.
  46. To guard; watch: followed by to.
  47. A glance of the eye; expression; aspect; appearance.
  48. The act of looking or seeing; aspect.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  52. The act of looking; air of the face; sight; glance; appearance; view; int. see; behold.
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Usage examples for look

  1. I must go back and look for them." – Salome by Emma Marshall
  2. You need not come; I could look after her. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Could I have a look sir? – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  4. We will look for them, said Mr. Bunker. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  5. He didn't look at her. – Vera by Elisabeth von Arnim
  6. It's to look at. – Rats in the Belfry by John York Cabot
  7. I must have a look at it. – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  8. " Look at that, Mr. Mallock," said he. – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. He didn't have to go far to look for them. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  10. Let me look about me. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  11. There, look at Robineau. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  12. I'll come up with you and look for it. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  13. Why did she look at him like that? – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  14. " Max has had a look at me," he said. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  15. Look at this letter. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  16. No one will look at you. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. He must look and see. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  18. Oh, let me look at you.... – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  19. Should you think so to look at her now? – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  20. You look like you need it. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
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