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Definition of look:

  1. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.
  2. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.
  3. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; - used to call attention.
  4. The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; - often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a look.
  5. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.
  6. To direct the attention ( to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.
  7. 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.
  8. To expect.
  9. To express or manifest by a look.
  10. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.
  11. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.
  12. To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
  13. To seek; to search for.
  14. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
  15. 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.


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Usage examples:

  • Look here, you must go.

    - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  • Look at the way we live!

    - "Calvary Alley", Alice Hegan Rice.
  • I will go and look for it.

    - "Wanderers", Knut Hamsun.