look
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lōcian; akin to Old Saxon lōcōn to look Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to make sure or take care (that something is done) 2. to ascertain by the use of one's eyes <
look what I brought you
>
3. a. to exercise the power of vision upon ; examine b. archaic to search for 4. a. expect, anticipate <
we look to have a good year
>
b. to have in mind as an end <
looking to win back some lost profits
>
5. archaic to bring into a place or condition by the exercise of the power of vision 6. to express by the eyes or facial expression 7. to have an appearance that befits or accords with <
looks her age
>
intransitive verb 1. a. to exercise the power of vision ; see b. to direct one's attention <
look upon the future with hope
>
<
look at the map
>
c. to direct the eyes <
looked up from the newspaper
>
2. to have the appearance or likelihood of being ; seem <
it looks unlikely
>
<
looks to be hard work
>
3. to have a specified outlook <
the house looked east
>
4. to gaze in wonder or surprise ; stare 5. to show a tendency <
the evidence looks to acquittal
>
Synonyms: see expect II. noun Date: 13th century 1. a. the act of looking b. glance 2. a. the expression of the countenance b. physical appearance; especially attractive physical appearance — usually used in plural c. a combination of design features giving a unified appearance <
a new look in women's fashions
>
3. the state or form in which something appears

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • look# — look vb 1 *see, watch Analogous words: *gaze, gape, stare, glare, peer: *scrutinize, scan, inspect, examine 2 *seem, appear Analogous words: indicate, betoken, bespeak: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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