Look meaning

lo͝ok
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.

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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.

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To turn one's eyes on.

Looked him in the eye.

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To convey by one's expression.

Looked annoyance at the judge; looked his devotion to me.

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To face in a specified direction.

The cottage looks on the river.

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To make use of the sense of sight; see.
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To try to see or find something; search.
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To seem or appear to be.

Look morose.

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To appear to be; seem.

To look sick.

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To be facing or turned in a specified direction.
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To direct one's eyes on.

To look someone in the face.

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To express by one's looks, or appearance.

To look one's disgust.

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(rare) To bring to a certain condition by looking.
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To have an appearance that is suitable for or in accord with.

The fat actor looked the part; you don't look your age.

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To expect.

They look to succeed with our help.

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The act of looking; glance.
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Outward impression; appearance; aspect.

The look of a beggar.

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Direct your eyes and attention to this; see.
interjection
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Pay attention.
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A surname​.
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look a gift horse in the mouth
  • To be critical or suspicious of something one has received without expense.
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(informal) look alive
  • To act or respond quickly:
    Look alive! We leave in five minutes.
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look down on
  • To regard with contempt or condescension.
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look down (one's) nose at
  • To regard with contempt or condescension.
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look forward to
  • To think of (a future event) with pleasurable, eager anticipation:
    Looking forward to graduation.
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look in on
  • To visit:
    I look in on my grandparents each weekend.
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look the other way
  • To deliberately overlook something:
    Knew the student was cheating but decided to look the other way.
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look up to
  • To admire:
    Looked up to her mother.
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it looks like
  • it seems that there will be
    it looks like rain.
  • it seems as if
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look after
  • to take care of; watch over
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look alive
  • to be alert; act or move quickly
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look back
  • to recall the past; recollect
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look down on
  • to regard as an inferior
  • to regard with contempt; despise
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look for
  • to search or hunt for
  • to expect; anticipate
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look forward to
  • to anticipate, esp. eagerly
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look in (on)
  • to pay a brief visit (to)
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look into
  • to examine carefully; investigate
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look on
  • to be an observer or spectator
  • to consider; regard (as)
    They looked on her as a born leader.
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look (like) oneself
  • to appear to be in normal health, spirits, etc.
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look out
  • to be on the watch; be careful
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look out for
  • to be wary about
  • to take care of
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look over
  • to examine; inspect
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look the other way
  • to ignore something troublesome or disagreeable
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look to
  • to take care of; give attention to
  • to rely upon; resort to
  • to look forward to; expect
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look up
  • to search for in a book of reference, etc.
  • to pay a visit to; call on
  • to get better; improve
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look up and down
  • to search everywhere
  • to examine with an appraising eye; scrutinize
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look upon
  • to think of (as); consider
    To look upon housework as boring.
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look up to
  • to regard with great respect
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Origin of look

  • Middle English loken from Old English lōcian

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

  • From the Cantonese surname .

    From Wiktionary

  • From the English given name Luke.

    From Wiktionary