Hypertext Webster Gateway: "looking"

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)

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

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

Looking \Look"ing\, n.
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) 1.7 (wn)

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

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