(noun, verb)


1. the feelings expressed on a person's face

- a look of triumph

Similar word(s): aspect, expression, face

Definition categories: attribute, countenance, visage

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

Similar word(s): looking

Definition categories: act, perception, sensing

3. physical appearance

- I don't like the looks of this place

Definition categories: attribute, appearance

4. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Similar word(s): feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, smell, spirit, tone

Definition categories: state, ambiance, ambience, atmosphere

Sentences with look as a noun:

- Let’s have a look under the hood of the car.

- She got her mother’s looks.

- I don’t like the look of the new design.

- He gave me a dirty look.

- If looks could kill ...


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!

Definition categories: perception

2. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

- This project looks fishy

Similar word(s): appear, seem

Definition categories: perception, be

3. have a certain outward or facial expression

- How does she look?

- The child looks unhappy

- She looked pale after the surgery

Definition categories: body, be

4. search or seek

- We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest

- Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!

Similar word(s): search

Definition categories: perception, examine, see

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

Similar word(s): face, front

Definition categories: stative, lie

6. take charge of or deal with

Similar word(s): attend, see

Definition categories: social, care

7. convey by one's expression

- She looked her devotion to me

Definition categories: communication, convey

8. look forward to the probable occurrence of

- She is looking to a promotion

Similar word(s): await, expect, wait

Definition categories: cognition

9. accord in appearance with

- You don't look your age!

Definition categories: stative, agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

10. have faith or confidence in

- Look to your friends for support

Similar word(s): bank, bet, calculate, count, depend, reckon, rely, swear

Definition categories: cognition, trust

Sentences with look as a verb:

- Look at my new car!  Don’t look in the closet.

- It looks as if it’s going to rain soon.

- That painting looks nice.

- The hotel looks over the valleys of the HinduKush.

- I look to each hour for my lover’s arrival.

- Look out of the window [i.e. lean out] while I speak to you.

- to look down opposition

- The fastball caught him looking.

- Clem Labine struck Mays out looking at his last at bat.

- It's unusual for Mays to strike out looking. He usually takes a cut at it.