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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

How to pronounce looking?

  1. Alex
    US English
    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. Tim Smith:

    They are looking over both shoulders to see where the pressures are coming from.

  2. Christina Koch:

    Earth is alive, and I have witnessed its power and beauty from a special vantage point 250 miles above the surface, from the space station we see no borders, no boundaries -- we are all part of one giant organism that breathes and adapts. I have been in awe of this perspective for almost a year now. Back on Earth I anticipate looking up and seeing the space station streak across the sky, wondering how my friends and colleagues are doing up there without me. For almost 20 years humans have continuously lived and worked in space and the mission continues.

  3. Carlo Capasa:

    The new generation, they are Instagram. Many of the new designers work very much thinking [about] the final effect of the picture. Maybe, in the past, they were looking more at the deep construction of the garment. Today, we're talking more a language of communication more so than before, the good designers of tomorrow are the ones who can meld that new visual way of working with some strong base of tailoring, construction and knowing how to deal with value.

  4. Reverend Alfred Daniel Williams King:

    Its changed the way everybodys looking at this. Look at the millions of people marching around the world. George Floyds last moments before George Floyds May 25 death while in police custody were captured on video and has sinceprompteda worldwide movement to combat racial injustice and calls for police reform. Protests have occurred almost daily in many cities across the world, with some devolving to looting and rioting early on. George Floyds was killed unjustly. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed unjustly. My father Reverend Alfred Daniel Williams King was killed unjustly, my grandmother, Reverend Alfred Daniel Williams King, was killed unjustly. I mourn and grieve with the family of George Floyds. I still miss my beloved family members.

  5. Simon Klima:

    There's a great realisation that to exercise the body also helps to exercise the mind - which is a muscle that needs just as much looking after as the other muscles.

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