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Adjective: looking  lû-king
  1. 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";
    - sounding
Noun: looking  lû-king
  1. The act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him";
    - look, looking at, gander
     
  2. The act of searching visually
    - looking for
Verb: look  lûk
  1. Perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
    "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
     
  2. Give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    "This project looks fishy";
    - appear, seem
     
  3. Have a certain outward or facial expression
    "How does she look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the surgery"
     
  4. Spend time trying to find
    "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest";
    - search
     
  5. Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
    "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond";
    - front, face
     
  6. Take charge of or deal with
    "I must look to this matter";
    - attend, take care, see
     
  7. Convey by one's expression
    "She looked her devotion to me"
     
  8. Look forward to the probable occurrence of
    "She is looking to a promotion";
    - expect, await, wait
     
  9. Accord in appearance with
    "You don't look your age!"
     
  10. Have faith or confidence in
    "Look to your friends for support";
    - count, bet, depend, calculate, reckon

Derived forms: lookings

See also: look after, look away, look back, look for, look into, look on, look up, look up to, superficial

Type of: agree, bank, be, care, check, convey, correspond, examine, fit, gibe, give care, hunt, hunting, jibe, lie, marry, marry up, match, perception, rely, search, see, sensing, swear, tally, trust

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