Look Definition

lo͝ok
looked, looking, looks
verb
looked, looking, looks
To employ one's sight, especially in a given direction or on a given object.
Looking out the window; looked at the floor.
American Heritage
To make use of the sense of sight; see.
Webster's New World
To search.
We looked all afternoon but could not find it.
American Heritage
To express by one's looks, or appearance.
To look one's disgust.
Webster's New World
To bring to a certain condition by looking.
Webster's New World
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noun
looks
The act of looking; glance.
Webster's New World
Outward impression; appearance; aspect.
The look of a beggar.
Webster's New World
Appearance; the way something seems to be.
From the looks of things.
Webster's New World
Personal appearance, esp. of a pleasing nature.
To have looks and youth.
Webster's New World
A distinctive, unified manner of dress or fashion.
The preferred look for this fall.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
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interjection
Direct your eyes and attention to this; see.
Webster's New World
Pay attention.
Webster's New World
pronoun

A surname​.

Wiktionary
idiom
look a gift horse in the mouth
  • To be critical or suspicious of something one has received without expense.
American Heritage
look alive
  • To act or respond quickly:

    Look alive! We leave in five minutes.

American Heritage
look down on
  • To regard with contempt or condescension.
American Heritage
look down (one's) nose at
  • To regard with contempt or condescension.
American Heritage
look forward to
  • To think of (a future event) with pleasurable, eager anticipation:

    looking forward to graduation.

American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Look

Noun

Singular:
look
Plural:
looks

Origin of Look

  • Middle English loken from Old English lōcian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the English given name Luke.

    From Wiktionary

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