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.
  2. To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
  3. To expect.
  4. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.
  5. To express or manifest by a look.
  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.
  7. To express by a look: to influence by looks- LOOK AFTER, to attend to or take care of: ( B.) to - expect.
  8. To influence or express by the looks.
  9. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
  10. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.
  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.
  12. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.
  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.
  14. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; - used to call attention.
  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.
  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.
  17. To direct the sight or attention to; search; appear.
  18. take charge of or deal with; " Could you see about lunch?"; " I must attend to this matter"; " She took care of this business"
  19. have a certain outward or facial expression; " How does she look?"; " The child looks unhappy"; " She looked pale after the surgery"
  20. convey by one's expression; " She looked her devotion to me"
  21. 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!"
  22. accord in appearance with; " You don't look your age!"
  23. To fix the eyes; direct the sight: followed by at, on, or upon.
  24. To apply the mind; consider; expect; followed by for.
  25. To seem; appear.
  26. To depend; followed by to.
  27. To guard; watch: followed by to.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. the expression on a person's face; " a sad expression"; " a look of triumph"; " an angry face"
  31. physical appearance; " I don't like the looks of this place"
  32. 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"
  33. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.
  34. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.
  35. The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; - often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look.
  36. The act of looking; appearance; expression of face.
  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. A glance of the eye; expression; aspect; appearance.
  41. The act of looking or seeing; aspect.
  42. The act of looking; air of the face; sight; glance; appearance; view; int. see; behold.
  43. See.
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