- Look is defined as the acting of seeing something with one's eyes or the physical appearance of someone or something.
- An example of look is to take a glance at a bird flying across the sky.
- An example of look is a youthful appearance.
- Look means to turn one's eyes toward something or to gaze at something with the eyes.
An example of look is to watch the sun set over the horizon.
look definition by Webster's New World
- to make use of the sense of sight; see
- to direct one's eyes in order to see
- to direct one's attention mentally upon something
- to try to see or find something; search
- to appear to be; seem: to look sick
- to be facing or turned in a specified direction
Origin: Middle English loken ; from Old English locian, akin to Old Saxon lōkōn, Old High German luogēn (Ger dialect, dialectal lugen), to spy after, look for
- to direct one's eyes on: to look someone in the face
- to express by one's looks, or appearance: to look one's disgust
- Rare to bring to a certain condition by looking
- to have an appearance that is suitable for or in accord with: the fat actor looked the part; you don't look your age
- to expect: with an infinitive object: they look to succeed with our help
- the act of looking; glance
- outward impression; appearance; aspect: the look of a beggar
- appearance; the way something seems to be: from the looks of things
- personal appearance, esp. of a pleasing nature: to have looks and youth
- direct your eyes and attention to this; see
- pay attention
look definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb looked, look·ing, looks verb, intransitive
- a. To employ one's sight, especially in a given direction or on a given object: looking out the window; looked at the floor.b. To search: We looked all afternoon but could not find it.
- a. To turn one's glance or gaze: looked to the right.b. To turn one's attention; attend: looked to his neglected guitar during vacation; looked at the evidence.c. To turn one's expectations: looked to us for a solution.
- To seem or appear to be: look morose. See Synonyms at seem.
- To face in a specified direction: The cottage looks on the river.
- To turn one's eyes on: looked him in the eye.
- To convey by one's expression: looked annoyance at the judge; looked his devotion to me.
- a. To have an appearance of conformity with: He looks his age. She dressed up to look the part.b. To appear to be: looked the fool in one version of the story.
- a. The act or instance of looking: I took just one look and I was sure.b. A gaze or glance expressive of something: gave her a mournful look.
- a. Appearance or aspect: a look of great age.b. looks Physical appearance, especially when pleasing.c. A distinctive, unified manner of dress or fashion: the preferred look for this fall.
Origin: Middle English loken, from Old English lōcian.Usage Note: The phrasal verb look to has recently developed the meanings “expect to” and “hope to,” as in The executives look to increase sales once the economy improves or I'm looking to sell my car in July. In a recent survey, the Usage Panel was divided almost evenly on this usage, with 52 percent of the Panelists finding it acceptable and 48 percent rejecting it. Of those rejecting this usage, a small number volunteered that they would find it acceptable in informal speech, and in fact the divided response of the Panel may be due in part to the informal flavor of this phrase.
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look - Phrases/Idioms
it looks like
- it seems that there will be it looks like rain
- Informal it seems as if
look aliveor look sharp
look down onor look down upon
- to regard as an inferior
- to regard with contempt; despise
- to search or hunt for
- to expect; anticipate
look forward to
look in (on)
- to be an observer or spectator
- to consider; regard (as) they looked on her as a born leader
look (like) oneself
look out for
- to be wary about
- to take care of
- to take care of; give attention to
- to rely upon; resort to
- to look forward to; expect
- to search for in a book of reference, etc.
- Informal to pay a visit to; call on
- Informal to get better; improve
look up and down
- to search everywhere
- to examine with an appraising eye; scrutinize
look up to
look forward to
look in on
look the other way
look up to
look a gift horse in the mouth