What does Looking mean?

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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
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    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. Derek Halpenny:

    This all shows how quickly trade tensions could escalate between the U.S. and China, it may not be the end of the matter as U.S. officials are looking at another $100 billion of Chinese imports on which they could impose tariffs if desired.

  2. Stephane Richard:

    I don’t know when or what, but I am in favor of an ambitious Orange in Europe, we are looking, we are paying attention to everything going on.

  3. Ana Maria Arias:

    Everything is getting out of hand, it's fine to be looking for austerity, but it must not kill people.

  4. David Eggleston:

    We are finding amazing biological communities around the seeps, ranging from giant mussels that can be 100 to 200 years old or older, to giant tube worms that can be hundreds of years old as well, to a very strange-looking creature called a Chimeara, which is a distant cousin of sharks and rays.

  5. Ronald Lamola:

    People have shown they are willing to forgive the ANC, we are looking at a clear mandate for our policies.

Images & Illustrations of Looking

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