Hypertext Webster Gateway: "look"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Look \Look\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Looked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Looking}.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G. lugen, OHG.
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.

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

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

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

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

Threw many a northward look to see his father Bring
up his powers; but he did long in vain. --Shak.

2. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or
defiant look. ``Gentle looks.'' --Shak.

Up ! up! my friends, and clear your looks.

3. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy
look; the affair has a bad look.

Pain, disgrace, and poverty have frighted looks.

There was something that reminded me of Dante's Hell
in the look of this. --Carlyle.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Look \Look\, v. t.
1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward.

2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.]

Looking my love, I go from place to place.

3. To expect. [Obs.] --Shak.

4. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as,
to look down opposition.

A spirit fit to start into an empire, And look the
world to law. --Dryden.

5. To express or manifest by a look.

Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again.

{To look daggers}. See under {Dagger}.

{To look in the face}, to face or meet with boldness or
confidence; hence, sometimes, to meet for combat.

{To look out}, to seek for; as, prudent persons look out
associates good reputation.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a
look of triumph"; "an angry face" [syn: {expression}, {aspect},
{facial expression}, {face}]
2: 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: {looking},
{looking at}]
3: physical appearance; "I don't like the looks of this place"
4: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the
effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city
excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the
meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" [syn: {spirit}, {tone},
{feel}, {feeling}, {flavor}, {flavour}, {smell}]
v 1: 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!"
2: 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" [syn: {appear}, {seem}]
3: have a certain outward or facial expression; "How does she
look?" "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after
the surgery"
4: search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the
child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect
gift!" [syn: {search}]
5: face in a certain direction, often with respect to another
reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north";
"My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the
park" [syn: {front}, {face}] [ant: {back}]
6: take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?";
"I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this
business" [syn: {attend}, {take care}, {see}]
7: convey by one's expression; "She looked her devotion to me"
8: look forward to the probably occurrence of: "We were
expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to
a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted" [syn: {expect},
{await}, {wait}]
9: accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!"
10: have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help
you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You
can bet on that!" "Depend on your family in times of
crisis" [syn: {count}, {bet}, {depend}, {calculate}, {reckon}]

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