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Definition of Look


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

look in Afrikaans is lyk, kyk na, kyk
look in Dutch is het uiterlijk hebben van, er uitzien
look in German is schauen, schau, schaut, Blick, Blick, schauen
look in Latin is perlustro, vulticulus, vultus
look in Norwegian is blikk, utseende, se, mine, synes
look in Portuguese is olhar, olhadela
look in Spanish is acreditar, mirada, mire, ver, tenga, mirar