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Meaning & Definition of Look in English

English

Look

/lʊk/

noun

1. The feelings expressed on a person's face

  • "A sad expression"
  • "A look of triumph"
  • "An angry face"
    synonym:
  • expression
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • look
  • ,
  • looking
  • ,
  • looking at

3. Physical appearance

  • "I don't like the looks of this place"
    synonym:
  • look

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"
    synonym:
  • spirit
  • ,
  • tone
  • ,
  • feel
  • ,
  • feeling
  • ,
  • flavor
  • ,
  • flavour
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • smell

verb

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!"
    synonym:
  • look

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"
    synonym:
  • look
  • ,
  • appear
  • ,
  • seem

3. Have a certain outward or facial expression

  • "How does she look?"
  • "The child looks unhappy"
  • "She looked pale after the surgery"
    synonym:
  • look

4. Search or seek

  • "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"
  • "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
    synonym:
  • search
  • ,
  • look

5. Be oriented 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"
    synonym:
  • front
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • face

6. Take charge of or deal with

  • "Could you see about lunch?"
  • "I must attend to this matter"
  • "She took care of this business"
    synonym:
  • attend
  • ,
  • take care
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • see

7. Convey by one's expression

  • "She looked her devotion to me"
    synonym:
  • look

8. Look forward to the probable occurrence of

  • "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"
  • "She is looking to a promotion"
  • "He is waiting to be drafted"
    synonym:
  • expect
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • await
  • ,
  • wait

9. Accord in appearance with

  • "You don't look your age!"
    synonym:
  • look

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"
    synonym:
  • count
  • ,
  • bet
  • ,
  • depend
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • calculate
  • ,
  • reckon

Examples of using

Tom still doesn't look like he's having much fun.
How will future cities look like?
Red doesn't look good on Mary.