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

Editors Contribution

  1. looking

    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  

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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. The Prime Minister spokesperson:

    The Prime Minister has seen the footage and found it very concerning. The police have said they are looking into reports over this matter and Mark Field has also referred Mark Field to both the Cabinet Office and Conservative Party, mark Field will be suspended as minister while the investigation takes place.

  2. Jim Carrey:

    I ’m in the process of shedding layers of persona at this time in my life, so I ’m very happy to here for these guys and watch these guys enter this world and create these characters who are looking to create a cadence and a persona and something that will draw people's attention to them ….

  3. Tara Nettleton:

    My daughter made the mistake of a lifetime. Today she is a parent alone in a foreign and vicious land, looking after a widowed 14-year-old and four other young children, i accept that some will be critical of my daughter, who followed her heart and has paid an enormous price. Mr Abbott, I beg you, please help bring my child and grandchildren home.

  4. George Diaz:

    They're looking for ongoing presence of the virus, they're looking to see when the patient is no longer contagious.

  5. Jordan Miller:

    You can calm down, looking at trees and seeing these majestic creatures flying, it's cool.

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