Looking

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Look \Look\ (l[oo^]k), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.]

1. 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.

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

3. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.

It would look more like vanity than gratitude. --Addison.

Observe how such a practice looks in another person. --I. Watts.

4. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.

The inner gate that looketh to north. --Ezek. viii. 3.

The east gate . . . which looketh eastward. --Ezek. xi. 1.

5. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; -- used to call attention.

Look, how much we thus expel of sin, so much we expel of virtue. --Milton.

Note: Look, in the imperative, may be followed by a dependent sentence, but see is oftener so used.

Look that ye bind them fast. --Shak.

Look if it be my daughter. --Talfourd.

6. 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.

My toes look through the overleather. --Shak.

7. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.

Looking each hour into death's mouth to fall. --Spenser.

{To look about}, to look on all sides, or in different directions.

{To look about one}, to be on the watch; to be vigilant; to be circumspect or guarded.

{To look after}. (a) To attend to; to take care of; as, to look after children. (b) To expect; to be in a state of expectation.

Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. --Luke xxi. 26. (c) To seek; to search.

My subject does not oblige me to look after the water, or point forth the place where to it is now retreated. --Woodward.

{To look at}, to direct the eyes toward so that one sees, or as if to see; as, to look at a star; hence, to observe, examine, consider; as, to look at a matter without prejudice.

{To look black}, to frown; to scowl; to have a threatening appearance.

The bishops thereat repined, and looked black. --Holinshed.

{To look down on} or {To look down upon}, to treat with indifference or contempt; to regard as an inferior; to despise.

{To look for}. (a) To expect; as, to look for news by the arrival of a ship. "Look now for no enchanting voice." --Milton. (b) To seek for; to search for; as, to look for lost money, or lost cattle.

{To look forth}. (a) To look out of something, as from a window. (b) To threaten to come out. --Jer. vi.

1. (Rev. Ver.).

{To look forward to}. To anticipate with an expectation of pleasure; to be eager for; as, I am looking forward to your visit.

{To look into}, to inspect closely; to observe narrowly; to examine; as, to look into the works of nature; to look into one's conduct or affairs.

{To look on}. (a) To regard; to esteem.

Her friends would look on her the worse. --Prior. (b) To consider; to view; to conceive of; to think of.

I looked on Virgil as a succinct, majestic writer. --Dryden. (c) To be a mere spectator.

I'll be a candleholder, and look on. --Shak.

{To look out}, to be on the watch; to be careful; as, the seaman looks out for breakers.

{To look through}. (a) To see through. (b) To search; to examine with the eyes.

{To look to} or {To look unto}. (a) To watch; to take care of. "Look well to thy herds." --Prov. xxvii. 23. (b) To resort to with expectation of receiving something; to expect to receive from; as, the creditor may look to surety for payment. "Look unto me, and be ye saved." --Is. xlv. 22.

{To look up}, to search for or find out by looking; as, to look up the items of an account.

{To look up to}, to respect; to regard with deference.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Looking \Look"ing\, adjective Having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Looking \Look"ing\, noun

1. The act of one who looks; a glance.

2. The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance; face. [Obs.]

All dreary was his cheer and his looking. --Chaucer.

{Looking for}, anticipation; expectation. "A certain fearful looking for of judgment." --Heb. x. 27.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

looking

adjective

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"; "fine-sounding phrases"; "taken in by high- sounding talk" [syn: {looking}, {sounding}]

noun

1: 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" [syn: {look}, {looking}, {looking at}]

2: the act of searching visually [syn: {looking}, {looking for}]


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