HyperDic: looking

English > 3 senses of the word looking:
NOUNactlooking, look, looking atthe act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
actlooking, looking forthe act of searching / searching visually
ADJECTIVEalllooking, soundingappearing to be as specified
looking > pronunciation
Soundsluh'kihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > looking: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAppearing to be as specified; usually used as combining forms.
Examples
  • "left their clothes dirty looking"
  • "a most disagreeable looking character"
  • "angry-looking "
  • "liquid-looking "
  • "severe-looking policemen on noble horses"
Synonymsounding
BroadersuperficialConcerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious
English > looking: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually.
Examples
  • "he gave it a good looking at"
  • "his camera does his looking for him"
Synonymslook, 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
English > looking: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of searching / searching visually.
Synonymlooking for
Broadersearch, hunt, huntingThe activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

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