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

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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. President Mr. Bach:

    We were very happy to see the Prime Minister is sharing the opinion. He is seriously looking into an Olympic candidature but wants to have this well-prepared, he also considers that building such a successful candidature from now to Sept. 15 is maybe a little bit difficult. So we will stay in contact for the future but for 2024, we share the same opinion.

  2. Elaine Luria:

    I hope that people learn just how fragile our democracy is and how close we were to losing it on January 6. If certain people were not in the right places on January 6, we would be looking at a very different scenario and possibly a different country.

  3. Team Penske:

    We do n’t really talk about the negotiations we’re having right now for the future, but we certainly want to have a broadcast partner as we go into the future, and if that entails streaming and other aspects of what might be available, we’re looking at all of those.

  4. Evan Solomonides:

    It’s possible to hear any time at all, but it becomes likely we will have heard around 1,500 years from now, until then, it is possible that we appear to be alone – even if we are not. But if we stop listening or looking, we may miss the signals. So we should keep looking.

  5. Sami Jauhiainen:

    We are actively looking at investment opportunities on the e-fuel side.

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