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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 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]
    n 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]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Look \Look\ (l[oo^]k), v. i. [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.
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   2. To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to
      examine; as, to look at an action.
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   3. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as,
      the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
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            It would look more like vanity than gratitude.
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            Observe how such a practice looks in another person.
                                                  --I. Watts.
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   4. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to
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            The inner gate that looketh to north. --Ezek. viii.
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            The east gate . . . which looketh eastward. --Ezek.
                                                  xi. 1.
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   5. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care;
      observe; -- used to call attention.
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            Look, how much we thus expel of sin, so much we
            expel of virtue.                      --Milton.
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   Note: Look, in the imperative, may be followed by a dependent
         sentence, but see is oftener so used.
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               Look that ye bind them fast.       --Shak.
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               Look if it be my daughter.         --Talfourd.
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   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.
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            My toes look through the overleather. --Shak.
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   7. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to
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            Looking each hour into death's mouth to fall.
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   To look about, to look on all sides, or in different

   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
      (b) To expect; to be in a state of expectation.
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                Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for
                looking after those things which are coming on
                the earth.                        --Luke xxi.
      (c) To seek; to search.
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                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

   To look black, to frown; to scowl; to have a threatening
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            The bishops thereat repined, and looked black.

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

   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.
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                Her friends would look on her the worse.
      (b) To consider; to view; to conceive of; to think of.
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                I looked on Virgil as a succinct, majestic
                writer.                           --Dryden.
      (c) To be a mere spectator.
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                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.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Looking \Look"ing\, a.
   Having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with
   adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Looking \Look"ing\, n.
   1. The act of one who looks; a glance.
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   2. The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance;
      face. [Obs.]
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            All dreary was his cheer and his looking. --Chaucer.
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   Looking for, anticipation; expectation. "A certain fearful
      looking for of judgment." --Heb. x. 27.
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