Definitions for looklʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to turn one's eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see.

  2. to use one's sight in seeking, searching, examining, watching, etc.:

    to look through the papers.

  3. to glance or gaze in a manner specified:

    to look questioningly at a person.

  4. to appear to the eye as specified:

    to look pale.

  5. to appear to the mind; seem:

    The case looks promising.

  6. to direct attention or consideration:

    Let's look at the facts.

  7. to face or afford a view:

    The room looks out on the garden.

  8. to tend, as in bearing or significance:

    Conditions look toward war.

  9. (v.t.)to give (someone) a look:

    Can you look me in the eye and say that?

  10. to have an appearance appropriate to or befitting:

    to look one's age.

  11. to observe or pay attention to:

    Now look what you've done!

  12. to express or suggest by looks:

    to look one's annoyance at a person.

  13. to appear to be; look like:

    I'm sure I looked a perfect fool.

  14. Archaic. to bring, put, etc., by looks.

  15. look after, to take care of; attend to.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  16. look back, to review past events; return in thought.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  17. look down on or upon, to regard with a feeling of superiority or contempt.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  18. look for, to seek; search for. to anticipate; expect.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  19. look forward to,to anticipate with eagerness or pleasure.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  20. look in (on), to visit briefly.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  21. look into, to inquire into; investigate; examine.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  22. look on, to be a spectator; watch. Also, look upon. to consider; regard.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  23. look out, to be alert to danger; be careful.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  24. look out for, to take watchful care of.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  25. look over, to examine, esp. briefly.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  26. look to, to pay attention to. to direct one's expectations or hopes to; depend on. to expect or anticipate.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  27. look up, to become better or more prosperous; improve. to search for, as an item of information, in a reference book or the like. to seek out, esp. to visit:

    to look up an old friend.

  28. look up to, to regard with admiration or respect; esteem.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  29. (n.)the act of looking.

  30. a visual search or examination.

  31. the way in which a person or thing appears; aspect:

    the look of an honest man.

  32. an expressive glance:

    to give someone a sharp look.

  33. fashion; style:

    the latest look in furniture.

  34. looks, general aspect; appearance: attractive, pleasing appearance.

    to like the looks of a place.

* Syn: See seem.

Origin of look:

bef. 900; ME lōk(i)en, OE lōcian, c. OS lōkon, MD loeken; akin to OHG luogēn

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face(noun)

    the feelings expressed on a person's face

    "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"

  2. look, looking, looking at(noun)

    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"

  3. look(noun)

    physical appearance

    "I don't like the looks of this place"

  4. spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell(verb)

    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"

  5. look(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!"

  6. look, appear, seem(verb)

    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"

  7. look(verb)

    have a certain outward or facial expression

    "How does she look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the surgery"

  8. search, look(verb)

    search or seek

    "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"

  9. front, look, face(verb)

    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"

  10. attend, take care, look, see(verb)

    take charge of or deal with

    "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"

  11. look(verb)

    convey by one's expression

    "She looked her devotion to me"

  12. expect, look, await, wait(verb)

    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"

  13. look(verb)

    accord in appearance with

    "You don't look your age!"

  14. count, bet, depend, look, calculate, reckon(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. look(verb)ˈʊk

    to turn your eyes to see

    Look at that guy!; I looked quickly over at Jim.; If you look to the right, you'll see the city's first library.

  2. lookˈʊk

    to try to find; = search

    He was looking for something in the drawer.; Have you looked under the bed?; I'll look to see if I have her number.; people looking for work

  3. lookˈʊk

    to appear or seem to be

    You look sad.; The watch looked expensive.; It looks certain that the price will rise again.; The future looks good for business.; It looks like it might rain.; "What does she look like?" "Very tall with dark hair."; They looked as if they'd been drinking.

  4. lookˈʊk

    to have the same appearance as

    She looks just like her sister.

  5. lookˈʊk

    to face a particular direction

    The building looks out over the lake.

  6. lookˈʊk

    emphasizes a statement you make during a disagreement

    Look, l just want to try to explain.

  7. lookˈʊk

    to be considered acceptable/unacceptable by others

    It'll look bad if you don't apologize.

  8. lookˈʊk

    to say sth difficult or unpleasant directly to sb

    I can't look her in the eye and tell her I lied.

  9. lookˈʊk

    to pretend not to notice sth bad or illegal

    He paid no taxes, and the authorities looked the other way.

  10. lookˈʊk

    indicates a warning that there is danger

    "Look out!" she said grabbing his arm.

  11. lookˈʊk

    used to give evidence to support an argument

    It won't work. Look what happened to John when he tried it.

  12. look(noun)ˈʊk

    an act of looking

    Take a look at that sunset!; a quick look at her sister

  13. lookˈʊk

    the expression on sb's face or in their eyes

    She gave him a nasty look.; I could see by the look on his face that he was excited.; a look of terror

  14. lookˈʊk

    the appearance or style of sth

    The decor has a fifties look.; I don't like the look of this guy.


  1. look(Noun)

    The action of looking, an attempt to see.

    Letu2019s have a look under the hood of the car.

  2. look(Noun)

    Physical appearance, visual impression.

  3. look(Noun)

    A facial expression.

  4. look(Verb)

    To try to see, to pay attention to with oneu2019s eyes.

  5. look(Verb)

    To appear, to seem.

    It looks as if itu2019s going to rain soon.

  6. look(Verb)

    To give an appearance of being.

    That painting looks nice.

  7. look(Verb)

    To search for, to try to find.

  8. look(Verb)

    To face or present a view.

    The hotel looks over the valleys of the HinduKush.

  9. look(Verb)

    To expect or anticipate.

    I look to each hour for my loveru2019s arrival.

  10. look(Verb)

    To express or manifest by a look.

  11. look(Verb)

    To make sure of, to see to.

  12. Origin: From loken, lokien, from locian, from lōkōnan (compare loaitsje, loeken ( leuk), dialectal lugen), from lAg- (compare llygat, Tocharian AB läk, लक्षति).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Look(verb)

    to direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; -- with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below

  2. Look(verb)

    to direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action

  3. Look(verb)

    to seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy

  4. Look(verb)

    to have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front

  5. Look(verb)

    in the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; -- used to call attention

  6. Look(verb)

    to show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you. Sometimes used figuratively

  7. Look(verb)

    to await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate

  8. Look(verb)

    to look at; to turn the eyes toward

  9. Look(verb)

    to seek; to search for

  10. Look(verb)

    to expect

  11. Look(verb)

    to influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition

  12. Look(verb)

    to express or manifest by a look

  13. Look(noun)

    the act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; -- often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look

  14. Look(noun)

    expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look

  15. Look(noun)

    hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look


  1. Look

    Look is a French manufacturer of bicycle frames, equipment, and apparel.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. look

    In mine warfare, a period during which a mine circuit is receptive of an influence.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'look' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #244

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'look' in Written Corpus Frequency: #132

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'look' in Nouns Frequency: #358

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'look' in Verbs Frequency: #18

Anagrams of look

  1. kolo, kool

  2. Kolo

  3. Kool

Translations for look

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of looking or seeing

Let me have a look!

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