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"
looking, looking for(adj)
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.
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Looking' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #377
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Looking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #258
The numerical value of Looking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Looking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Looking in a Sentence
If you are looking at your portfolio without the mutual fund distributions you might be missing something, i'm not sure people are focused on that, and it appears that this year there are more distributions than in the past.
He's not necessarily looking for a fight, but he does have some differences with her on issues and he intends to talk about those.
I stand in solidarity with all those in Pittsburgh and across the commonwealth looking to make their communities safer, we simply can not accept this kind of violence as a normal part of American life, and now we can't wait any longer.
Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
How could you do something to two little babies, just looking like they’re hugging each other?
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