Definitions for Looking
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look, looking, looking atnoun
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"
looking, looking foradjective
the act of searching visually
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"
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.
Looking refers to the action or process of directing one's gaze or eyes towards something, with the intention of perceiving or observing it. It involves focusing one's attention visually and may involve scanning or searching for something specific or simply observing one's surroundings. Looking can be done in various contexts, such as searching for an object, observing a person or scene, or paying attention to details and characteristics.
having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc
the act of one who looks; a glance
the manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance; face
Verb form of the word look.
Looking at the gentleman on the street the respect shared is such a joy to see for us all and our common humanity.
Submitted by MaryC on August 13, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Looking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #377
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The numerical value of Looking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Looking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We really are looking to catalyze change on a systemic level, we are not looking to get rich. We are not looking for money. We really are looking for change.
Without going out-of-doors, one can know all he needs to know. Without even looking out of his window, one can grasp the nature of everything. Without going beyond his own nature, one can achieve ultimate wisdom. Therefore, the intelligent man knows all he needs to know without going away, And sees all he needs to see without looking elsewhere, And does all he needs to do wihout undue exertion.
There's nothing more tantalizing than looking at a flickering a film projected on a wall, trying to find details in the grainy shadows and digging through secret locked files and looking for evidence, looking for some nugget of information that's never been revealed before.
The television and film are going one way and getting darker and darker, and people are looking for the light, they are looking for God, they are looking for faith, they are looking for someone to uplift them and make them feel great. That’s why there is such a hunger for this kind of program and again I’m so proud to be a part of it.
Mike Look, we're gonna spend half the night driving around the Hills looking for this one party and you're going to say it sucks and we're all gonna leave and then we're gonna go look for this other party. But all the parties and all the bars, they all suck. I spend half the night talking to some girl who's looking around the room to see if there's somebody else who's more important she should be talking to. And it's like I'm supposed to be all happy 'cause she's wearing a backpack, you know
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