(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'.

(noun.) physical appearance; 'I don't like the looks of this place'.

(verb.) have a certain outward or facial expression; 'How does she look?'; 'The child looks unhappy'; 'She looked pale after the surgery'.

(verb.) convey by one's expression; 'She looked her devotion to me'.

(verb.) 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!'.

(verb.) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; 'She seems to be sleeping'; 'This appears to be a very difficult problem'; 'This project looks fishy'; 'They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time'.

(verb.) accord in appearance with; 'You don't look your age!'.

Edited by Barton--From WordNet


(v. i.) To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; -- with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below.

(v. i.) To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.

(v. i.) To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.

(v. i.) To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.

(v. i.) In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; -- used to call attention.

(v. i.) To show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you. Sometimes used figuratively.

(v. i.) To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.

(v. t.) To look at; to turn the eyes toward.

(v. t.) To seek; to search for.

(v. t.) To expect.

(v. t.) To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.

(v. t.) To express or manifest by a look.

(n.) The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; -- often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look.

(n.) Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.

(n.) Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.

Edited by Aaron

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. [1]. Direct the eye.[2]. Turn the thoughts, apply the mind.[3]. Mind, consider, take care, take heed.[4]. Front, face, be turned, be directed.[5]. Appear, seem; have, wear, or present the appearance; strike one as being.

v. a. Influence by looks.

interj. See, lo, behold.

n. [1]. Gaze.[2]. Appearance, aspect, complexion.[3]. Mien, air of the face, cast of countenance.

Checker: Witt

Synonyms and Antonyms


SYN: behold, contemplate, observe, seem, appear, face

ANT:Overlook, miss, misobserve, misbeseem, lurk, smoulder

Typed by Duane


v.i. to turn the eye toward so as to see; to direct the attention to: to watch: to seem: to face as a house: (B.) to expect.—v.t. to express by a look: to influence by look.—n. the act of looking or seeing: sight: air of the face: appearance.—imp. or interj. see: behold.—ns. Look′er one who looks; Look′er-on one that looks on a mere spectator; Look′ing seeing: search or searching; Look′ing-for (B.) expectation; Look′ing-glass a glass which reflects the image of the person looking into it a mirror; Look′out a careful watching for: an elevated place from which to observe: one engaged in watching.—Look about to be on the watch; Look after to attend to or take care of: (B.) to expect; Look alive (coll.) to bestir one's self; Look down on to treat with indifference to despise; Look for to search for to expect; Look into to inspect closely; Look on to regard view think; Look out to watch: to select; Look over to examine cursorily: to overlook or pass over anything; Look through to penetrate with the eye or the understanding; Look to to take care of: to depend on; Look up to search for: (coll.) to call upon visit.—Have a look in (slang) to have a chance.

Inputed by Franklin


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