[ UK /lˈʊk/ ]
[ US /ˈɫʊk/ ]
  1. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    it had the smell of treason
    a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    the feel of the city excited him
  2. the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    he went out to have a look
    his camera does his looking for him
    he gave it a good looking at
    his look was fixed on her eyes
  3. the feelings expressed on a person's face
    an angry face
    a sad expression
    a look of triumph
  4. physical appearance
    I don't like the looks of this place
  1. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    This appears to be a very difficult problem
    She seems to be sleeping
    They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
    This project looks fishy
  2. look forward to the probable occurrence of
    She is looking to a promotion
    We were expecting a visit from our relatives
    he is waiting to be drafted
  3. have faith or confidence in
    You can bet on that!
    Look to your friends for support
    Depend on your family in times of crisis
    you can count on me to help you any time
  4. search or seek
    We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest
    Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!
  5. convey by one's expression
    She looked her devotion to me
  6. perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
    Look--a deer in the backyard!
    Look at your child!
    She looked over the expanse of land
  7. have a certain outward or facial expression
    How does she look?
    She looked pale after the surgery
    The child looks unhappy
  8. accord in appearance with
    You don't look your age!
  9. take charge of or deal with
    I must attend to this matter
    Could you see about lunch?
    She took care of this business
  10. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
    My backyard look onto the pond
    The building faces the park
    The house looks north
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How To Use look In A Sentence

  • He was a cute little beggar, looked like you as well.
  • But they have an undeniable gentleness and elephantine beauty about them, with their hanging folds of skin and ponderous outlook on life.
  • If we have spent several class periods introducing conventions of reasoned evidence in argumentative writing, we usually look for such features in student papers.
  • When the moment finally comes, one look through his cataract lenses is all it takes. Christianity Today
  • When Modin scored from the right circle to make it 3-0, it looked bleak for the Devils, who rallied from one-goal deficits twice before winning Game 2 in overtime. USATODAY.com - Tampa Bay creeps closer to New Jersey with 4-3 win
  • Our ambition is to build a prosperous, inclusive and outward-looking country. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's impossible to look at yourself in a pair of new frames and not see another character. Times, Sunday Times
  • Davis looked up and gave a signal of approval, and after a quick bow, the pair of messengers was gone.
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
  • In her house apron and with her hair a little ruffled she looked younger, startled and then angry. THE WHITE DOVE
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