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Verb: look  lûk
  1. Perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; look
    "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
  2. Give a certain impression of being something or having a certain aspect
    "This project looks fishy";
    - appear, seem
  3. To physically appear a certain way to another individual or group
    "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, swear, rely, bank, calculate, reckon
Noun: look  lûk
  1. The feelings expressed on a person's face
    "a look of triumph";
    - expression, aspect, facial expression, face
  2. The act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; look
    "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes";
    - looking, looking at, gander [informal], butcher's [Brit, slang]
  3. Physical appearance
    "I don't like the looks of this place"
  4. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    "a clergyman improved the look of the meeting";
    - spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], smell

Derived forms: looking, looked, looks

See also: go over, look after, look away, look back, look for, look up, look up to, watch

Type of: agree, ambiance, ambience, appearance, atmosphere, be, care, check, convey, correspond, countenance, examine, fit, gibe, give care, jibe, lie, marry, marry up, match, perception, see, sensing, tally, trust, visage, visual aspect

Encyclopedia: Look, She Made a Hat