What does Looking mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. looking, looking foradjective

    the act of searching visually

  3. looking, soundingadjective

    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. Lookingadjective

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

  3. Lookingnoun

    the act of one who looks; a glance

  4. Lookingnoun

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

Editors Contribution

  1. lookingverb

    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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  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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  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. Tom Kelshaw:

    They are already looking into it.

  2. Edward Al-Hussainy:

    We're looking for opportunities to add in risk assets that are sensitive to U.S. rates.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I'm pretty confident that the overwhelming majority of Americans are looking for the kind of politics that does feed our hopes and not our fears, that does work together and doesn't try to divide us, that isn't looking for simplistic solutions and scapegoating.

  4. Julia Haller:

    She's looking at me right now like I'm nuts, she says, 'How could you possibly see it that way?'.

  5. Jordan Spieth:

    I guess strategy changes a little from an entire round, but I honestly had no idea that it even changed, i was even looking at a weather forecast for Monday, thinking, you know, what's it look like if you happen to work your way into a playoff? So shows you what I know.

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