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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.

Look Quotations

It's true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you'll find you've created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.
Caroline Kennedy

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
Bob Marley
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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
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