HyperDic: look

English > 14 senses of the word look:
VERBperceptionlookperceive with attention
perceptionlook, appear, seemgive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
bodylookhave a certain outward or facial expression
perceptionlook, searchsearch or seek
stativelook, front, facebe oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point
sociallook, attend, take care, seetake charge of or deal with
communicationlookconvey by one's expression
cognitionlook, expect, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of
stativelookaccord in appearance with
cognitionlook, count, bet, depend, swear, rely, bank, calculate, reckonhave confidence or faith in
NOUNattributelook, expression, aspect, facial expression, facethe feelings expressed on a person's face
actlook, looking, looking atthe act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
attributelookphysical appearance
statelook, spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, smellthe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
look > pronunciation
Soundsluh'k
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English > look: 14 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe feelings expressed on a person's face.
Example "a look of triumph"
Synonymsexpression, aspect, facial expression, face
NarrowerleerA suggestive or sneering look or grin
sparkle, twinkle, spark, lightmerriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
Broadercountenance, visageThe appearance conveyed by a person's face
Spanishapariencia, aspecto, estampa, expresión
Catalanaspecte, estampa, expressió, posat
Verbslookhave a certain outward or facial expression
lookconvey by one's expression
lookgive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
English > look: 14 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymslooking, looking at
NarrowerdekkoBritish slang for a look
evil eyeA look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harm
glance, glimpse, coup d'oeilA quick look
lookout, outlookThe act of looking out
observation, observance, watchingThe act of observing / observing
peek, peepA secret look
scrutinyA prolonged intense look
sightseeing, rubber-neckinggoing about to look at places of interest
squintThe act of squinting
stareA fixed look with eyes open wide
view, survey, sightThe act of looking or seeing or observing / observing
Broadersensing, perceptionBecoming aware of something via the senses
Spanishmirada, vistazo
Catalanllambregada, mirada, ullada
Verbslookperceive with attention
English > look: 14 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningPhysical appearance.
Example"I don't like the looks of this place"
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishaspecto
Verbslookhave a certain outward or facial expression
lookgive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
English > look: 14 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
Synonymsspirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, smell
NarrowerHollywoodA flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
ZeitgeistThe spirit of the time
Broaderatmosphere, ambiance, ambienceA particular environment or surrounding influence
Verbslookgive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
English > look: 14 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningperceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey look up the hill
Examples
  • "She looked over the expanse of land"
  • "Look at your child!"
  • "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
Entailsseeperceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
Entailed byexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
surveyLook over carefully or inspect
watchlook attentively
Narroweradmirelook at with admiration
eye, eyeballlook at
gaze, starelook at with fixed eyes
give the eye, give the once overlook at with a critical eye
give the glad eyelook seductively at someone
glance, peek, glintThrow a glance at
gloatgaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy
goggle, gape, gawp, gawklook with amazement
leerlook suggestively or obliquely
look aroundlook about oneself
look awayavert one's gaze
look back, look backwardlook towards one's back
oglelook at with amorous intentions
peeplook furtively
peerlook searchingly
regard, considerlook at attentively
squintBe cross-eyed
starefixate one's eyes
take a look, have a look, get a loadlook at with attention
See alsolook afterkeep under careful scrutiny
look awayavert one's gaze
look backlook back upon (a period of time, sequence of events)
look backlook towards one's back
look fortry to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
look intoexamine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
look onobserve with attention
look upseek information from
look up tofeel admiration for
Spanishcontemplar, mirar, observar, ver
Catalanfitar, mirar, observar
Nounslookthe act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
lookera close observer
English > look: 14 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningGive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelJohn will look angry
Example "This project looks fishy"
Synonymsappear, seem
Narrowercome acrossBe perceived in a certain way
cutGive the appearance or impression of
feelproduce a certain impression
feelBe felt or perceived in a certain way
glitter, glisten, glint, gleam, shineBe shiny, as if wet
glow, beam, radiate, shineHave a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick outBe highly noticeable / noticeable
loomCome into view indistinctly, often threateningly
makeAppear to begin an activity
pass offBe accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity
rise, lift, rearRise up
soundAppear in a certain way
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishaflorar, aparentar, mirar, parecer
Catalanaflorar, mirar, parèixer, semblar
Nounslookphysical appearance
lookthe feelings expressed on a person's face
lookthe general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
English > look: 14 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningHave a certain outward or facial expression.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s Adjective
ModelThe food does look good
Examples
  • "How does she look?"
  • "The child looks unhappy"
  • "She looked pale after the surgery"
Narrowersquintpartly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Nounslookphysical appearance
lookthe feelings expressed on a person's face
English > look: 14 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningSearch or seek.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"
  • "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
Synonymsearch
Entailed byrout up, rout outGet or find by searching
Narrowercruiselook for a sexual partner in a public place
huntsearch (an area) for prey
intrude, horn in, pry, nose, pokeSearch or inquire in a meddlesome way
prospectSearch for something desirable
Broaderexamine, seeobserve, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
Spanishbuscar, escudriñar, examinar, mirar, registrar, sondear buscando
Catalanbuscar, cercar, escorcollar, mirar, perquirir, registrar
English > look: 14 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningBe oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The house looks north"
  • "My backyard look onto the pond"
Synonymsfront, face
NarrowerconfrontBe face to face with
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
OppositebackBe in back of
Similar tofaceBe opposite
Spanishdar a
English > look: 14 senses > verb 6, social
Meaningtake charge of or deal with.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsattend, take care, see
Narrowerministerattend to the wants and needs of others
tendHave care of or look after
Broadercare, give careProvide care for
Spanishatender
English > look: 14 senses > verb 7, communication
Meaningconvey by one's expression.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"She looked her devotion to me"
Broaderconveymake known
Nounslookthe feelings expressed on a person's face
English > look: 14 senses > verb 8, cognition
Meaninglook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of.
PatternSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Example "She is looking to a promotion"
Synonymsexpect, await, wait
Narroweranticipate, look for, look toBe excited or anxious about
expectlook forward to the birth of a child
hang on, hold the line, hold onhold the phone line open
look forwardExpect or hope for
look toTurn one's interests or expectations towards
Similar toexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishaguardar, anticipar, contar, esperar con expectación, esperar
Catalanaguardar, anticipar, esperar
English > look: 14 senses > verb 9, stative
Meaningaccord in appearance with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"You don't look your age!"
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Spanishaparentar, lucir, parecer, verse
English > look: 14 senses > verb 10, cognition
MeaningHave confidence or faith in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscount, bet, depend, swear, rely, bank, calculate, reckon
BroadertrustHave confidence or faith in
Spanishapostar, calcular, confiar, contar, depender, fiarse, fiar
Catalanapostar, calcular, comptar amb, confiar, dependre, fiar, tenir fe

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