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Dictionary Definition

look

Noun

1 the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" [syn: expression, aspect, facial expression, face]
2 the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "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" [syn: looking, looking at]
3 physical appearance; "I don't like the looks of this place"
4 the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" [syn: spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, smell]

Verb

1 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!"
2 give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "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" [syn: appear, seem]
3 have a certain outward or facial expression; "How does she look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the surgery"
4 search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!" [syn: search]
5 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" [syn: front, face] [ant: back]
6 take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business" [syn: attend, take care, see]
7 convey by one's expression; "She looked her devotion to me"
8 look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted" [syn: expect, await, wait]
9 accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!"
10 have faith or confidence in; "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" [syn: count, bet, depend, calculate, reckon]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /lʊk/, /lUk/
  • Rhymes: -ʊk

Etymology

locian

Verb

  1. To try to see, to pay attention to with one’s eyes.
    Look at my new car!
    Don’t look in the closet.
  2. To appear, to seem.
    It looks as if it’s going to rain soon.
    That painting looks nice.
  3. To search for, to try to find.
  4. To face or present a view.
    The hotel looks over the valleys of the HinduKush.
  5. To expect or anticipate.
    I look to each hour for my lover’s arrival.
to try to see
to appear, to seem
  • Finnish: näyttää, vaikuttaa
  • French: sembler, paraître
  • German: scheinen, aussehen
  • Hebrew:
  • Irish: féach
  • Japanese: 見える
  • Kurdish:
  • Russian: выглядеть (výgl'ad'et')
  • Spanish: parecer
  • Swedish: se ut, verka, synes
to search
  • Finnish: etsiä
  • French: chercher
  • German: suchen
  • Hebrew:
  • Japanese: 探す, 求める
  • Kurdish: ,
  • Russian: искать (iskát')
  • Spanish: buscar
to face
to expect
  • Finnish: odottaa
  • Spanish: esperar

Noun

  1. The action of looking, an attempt to see.
    Let’s have a look under the hood of the car.
  2. In the context of "often plural": Physical appearance, visual impression.
    She got her mother’s looks.
    I don’t like the look of the new design.
  3. A facial expression.
    He gave me a dirty look.
    If looks could kill...

Translations

action of looking
  • Dutch: blik
  • Finnish: katsominen
  • German: Blick
  • Hebrew:
  • Swedish: blick
physical appearance
facial expression
  • Czech: pohled
  • Dutch: blik
  • Finnish: katse, ilme
  • German: Fratze , Blick
  • Hebrew:
  • Swedish: blick

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /lo:k/
  • lang=nl|/loːk/

Noun

  1. garlic

French

Etymology

From look

Pronunciation

  • /luk/

Noun

look
  1. human appearance
    Je trouve que son nouveau look ne lui va pas du tout.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Looking refers to the act of visual perception.
Look may also refer to:
Magazines:
look in German: Look
look in French: Look
look in Dutch: Look
look in Japanese: ルック
look in Swedish: Lök

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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