looking Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
looking at; look.
- 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
noun the act of searching visually
verb 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!
verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
seem; look; appear.
- 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
verb have a certain outward or facial expression
- How does she look?
- The child looks unhappy
- She looked pale after the surgery
verb search or seek
- We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest
- Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!
verb be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
front; look; face.
- The house looks north
- My backyard look onto the pond
- The building faces the park
verb take charge of or deal with
see; take care; attend; look.
- Could you see about lunch?
- I must attend to this matter
- She took care of this business
verb convey by one's expression
- She looked her devotion to me
verb look forward to the probable occurrence of
await; expect; wait; look.
- We were expecting a visit from our relatives
- She is looking to a promotion
- he is waiting to be drafted
verb accord in appearance with
- You don't look your age!
verb have faith or confidence in
count; depend; look; reckon; bet; calculate.
- 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
adjective satellite appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms
- left their clothes dirty looking
- a most disagreeable looking character
- severe-looking policemen on noble horses
- fine-sounding phrases
- taken in by high-sounding talk
Having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with adjectives; as, good -looking, grand -looking, etc.
The act of one who looks; a glance.
The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance; face.Obs.
All dreary was his cheer and his looking. Chaucer.Heb. x. 27.
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