Definition of Look

1. Noun. The feelings expressed on a person's face. "An angry face"

Exact synonyms: Aspect, Expression, Face, Facial Expression
Generic synonyms: Countenance, Visage
Specialized synonyms: Leer, Light, Spark, Sparkle, Twinkle

2. Verb. Perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards. "They look up the hill"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

3. Noun. The act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually. "His camera does his looking for him"

4. Verb. Give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect. "They look to move "; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
Exact synonyms: Appear, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Make, Cut, Feel, Pass Off, Sound, Come Across, Beam, Glow, Radiate, Shine, Gleam, Glint, Glisten, Glitter, Shine, Jump, Jump Out, Leap Out, Stand Out, Stick Out, Lift, Rear, Rise, Loom, Feel
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Appearance

5. Noun. Physical appearance. "I don't like the looks of this place"
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect

6. Verb. Have a certain outward or facial expression. "The food does look good "; "She looked pale after the surgery"
Specialized synonyms: Squint
Generic synonyms: Be

7. Noun. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people. "It had the smell of treason"
Exact synonyms: Feel, Feeling, Flavor, Flavour, Smell, Spirit, Tone
Generic synonyms: Ambiance, Ambience, Atmosphere
Specialized synonyms: Hollywood, Zeitgeist
Derivative terms: Feel, Feel, Feel, Spirit, Spiritize

8. Verb. Search or seek. "The men look for animals in the area"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
Exact synonyms: Search
Specialized synonyms: Hunt, Cruise, Prospect, Horn In, Intrude, Nose, Poke, Pry
Generic synonyms: Examine, See
Derivative terms: Search, Searcher, Searcher

9. Verb. Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to. "His fields look mine at this point"; "The building faces the park"
Exact synonyms: Face, Front
Generic synonyms: Lie
Related verbs: Face
Specialized synonyms: Confront
Antonyms: Back
Derivative terms: Front, Front, Frontage

10. Verb. Take charge of or deal with. "She took care of this business"
Exact synonyms: Attend, See, Take Care
Specialized synonyms: Minister, Tend
Generic synonyms: Care, Give Care
Derivative terms: Attention

11. Verb. Convey by one's expression. "She looked her devotion to me"
Generic synonyms: Convey

12. Verb. Look forward to the probable occurrence of. "He is waiting to be drafted"
Exact synonyms: Await, Expect, Wait
Specialized synonyms: Expect, Look Forward, Look To, Hang On, Hold On, Hold The Line, Anticipate, Look For, Look To
Related verbs: Anticipate, Expect
Derivative terms: Expectancy, Expectant, Expectation, Waiter

13. Verb. Accord in appearance with. "You don't look your age!"
Generic synonyms: Agree, Check, Correspond, Fit, Gibe, Jibe, Match, Tally

14. Verb. Have faith or confidence in. "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
Exact synonyms: Bet, Calculate, Count, Depend, Reckon
Generic synonyms: Bank, Rely, Swear, Trust
Derivative terms: Dependency

Definition of Look

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

Definition of Look

1. Verb. (intransitive often with "at") To try to see, to pay attention to with one’s eyes. ¹

2. Verb. To appear, to seem. ¹

3. Verb. (context: copulative) To give an appearance of being. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive often with "for") To search for, to try to find. ¹

5. Verb. To face or present a view. ¹

6. Verb. To expect or anticipate. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To express or manifest by a look. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive often with "to") To make sure of, to see to. ¹

9. Noun. The action of looking, an attempt to see. ¹

10. Noun. (context: often plural) Physical appearance, visual impression. ¹

11. Noun. A facial expression. ¹

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Definition of Look

1. to use one's eyes in seeing [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Look

1. 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) 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. To attend to; to take care of; as, to look after children. 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) 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 upon, to treat with indifference or contempt; to regard as an inferior; to despise. To look for. To expect; as, to look for news by the arrival of a ship. "Look now for no enchanting voice." . To seek for; to search for; as, to look for lost money, or lost cattle. To look forth. To look out of something, as from a window. To threaten to come out. 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. To regard; to esteem. "Her friends would look on her the worse." (Prior) To consider; to view; to conceive of; to think of. "I looked on Virgil as a succinct, majestic writer." (Dryden) 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. To see through. To search; to examine with the eyes. To look to or unto. To watch; to take care of. "Look well to thy herds." . 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." . 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. Origin: OE. Loken, AS. Locian; akin to G. Lugen, OHG. Luogen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Look

look (current term)
look-down, shoot-down
look across
look after
look ahead
look alike
look and feel
look around

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