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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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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

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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. Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo:

    Looking for victims is still our main priority besides the black box.

  2. Holland America:

    Our suites are the epitome of luxury and pampering, and the new amenities and upgrades will ensure that our suite guests will continue to enjoy the finest in cruise accommodations, we have an ongoing program in place to keep our ships looking fresh, but dry-docking gives us an opportunity to take enhancements to the next level to ensure we deliver the elements that make up the Holland America Line cruise experience.

  3. Sam Elliott:

    When I was looking for an agent, I went and met with this guy, they had a portfolio full of photographs and he was thumbing through these photographs and he closed the book and slid the book back over to me and said,' If I was Sam Elliott, I'd go back to Portland, Oregon and if Sam Elliott're going to stay in this town, Sam Elliott should take some voice and diction lessons and learn how to talk and get rid of that dialect.'.

  4. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

    Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

  5. Anonymous:

    Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.

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