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

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say looking in sign language?

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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. Messenger Stan Chudnovsky:

    Our video calls doubled, and when we're looking at the group calls usage, that went up even higher, so we figured out a way to build those things faster.

  2. Scott Goss:

    One day mankind will create a telescope so powerful that we can peer so far into the heavens that we will find ourselves looking up our own ass. We will turn to one another and exclaim, aliens? And they will say no assholes there are no aliens just assholes.

  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a spike in businesses teleworking to communicate and share information over the internet, with this knowledge, malicious cyber actors are looking for ways to exploit telework software vulnerabilities in order to obtain sensitive information, eavesdrop on conference calls or virtual meetings, or conduct other malicious activities.

  4. Herb Brody:

    Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rearview mirror.

  5. Paul Mansour:

    What I'm looking for is some form of increased revenues to help them achieve a structural balance going forward.

Images & Illustrations of looking

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