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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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
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
I'm not looking for apologies; I'm looking for compliance.
There is nothing like an early start to the hurricane season to support oil prices, but looking under the hood of the EIA data, it paints an even rosier picture for U.S. oil markets, imports down, exports likely up and refinery utilization at yearly highs.
Long-term, I want to expand my YouTube presence and partner with a large brand, you always have to be looking two steps ahead, but I don’t want to change too quickly. There’s still a market for DVDs.
Fernandes sounds authentic and credible, he is looking after the priorities the families. He is showing a lot of empathy. He is using many channels to put that across.
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