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

Editors Contribution

  1. looking

    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  

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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Mike Strobel:

    It's looking pretty dismal over much of the West, but there are some areas where we're OK.

  2. Larry Kudlow:

    We're not looking for any near-term tax cuts. We're not looking for short-run stimulus. We don't anticipate anything but a solid, strong economy, we have for a while been looking at ... additional tax relief incentives for the middle class, for blue-collar workers, small businesses and so forth - additional relief on top of the bill that passed in late 2017.

  3. Michele Yulo:

    Kids shouldn't have to be brave to wear the things they like, this goes back to ... why is retail so important because that is how people are looking at you. That's how they're sizing you up. That is where the labels come from.

  4. Justin Lederer:

    The way Yellen spelled it out, they're obviously looking at inflation, and it's still a bit too low for them to raise rates.

  5. Nisha Desai Biswal:

    We're looking at what additional areas we can engage in to deepen that cooperation.

Images & Illustrations of looking

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