What does LOOKING mean?

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LOOKING

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. looking, looking for(adj)

    the act of searching visually

  3. looking, sounding(adj)

    appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms

    "left their clothes dirty looking"; "a most disagreeable looking character"; "angry-looking"; "liquid-looking"; "severe-looking policemen on noble horses"; "fine-sounding phrases"; "taken in by high-sounding talk"

Wikipedia

  1. Looking

    Looking is the act of intentionally focusing visual perception on someone or something, for the purpose of obtaining information, and possibly to convey interest or another sentiment. A large number of troponyms exist to describe variations of looking at things, with prominent examples including the verbs "stare, gaze, gape, gawp, gawk, goggle, glare, glimpse, glance, peek, peep, peer, squint, leer, gloat, and ogle". Additional terms with nuanced meanings include viewing, watching, eyeing, observing, beholding, and scanning. Looking is both a physical act of directing the focus of the eyes, and a psychological act of interpreting what is seen and choosing whether to continue looking at it, or to look elsewhere. Where more than one person is involved, looking may lead to eye contact between those doing the looking, which raises further implications for the relationship established through that act.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Looking

    of Look

  2. Looking(adj)

    having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc

  3. Looking(noun)

    the act of one who looks; a glance

  4. Looking(noun)

    the manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance; face

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LOOKING' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #377

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LOOKING' in Written Corpus Frequency: #258

How to pronounce LOOKING?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say LOOKING in sign language?

  1. looking

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOOKING in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LOOKING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of LOOKING in a Sentence

  1. Laura Kubzansky:

    To say to someone, 'Don't worry, be happy,' is kind of not looking at the whole picture of, what are the environmental constraints on things they can do?

  2. Pavel Grachev:

    Given that profitability is being squeezed on Western markets, investors are coming here looking for ideas, for profits, whether it's in shares or bonds, not for the first time, greed - in the positive sense of the word - is trumping caution.

  3. Peter Tauber:

    There are many refugees that are happy to have survived, to have made it here and who are looking for jobs. These people who can contribute to our country are welcome, but clearly there are also some who haven't understood what kind of opportunity they've been given.

  4. Andrew Bailey:

    Pillar II capital requirements play an important role in ensuring firms have adequate capital and are a valuable tool for implementing the PRA's forward-looking judgement based supervisory approach.

  5. Bob Buehner:

    One of the things I'd asked them to do from the first couple weeks is now impossible to do -- to do a hotel-motel canvas looking for the mystery woman seen with Ray and then match the names with photo IDs which police have access to.

Images & Illustrations of LOOKING

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