- general aspect; appearance: to like the looks of a place.
- attractive, pleasing appearance.
- to follow with the eye, as someone or something moving away: She looked after him as he walked toward the train station.
- to pay attention to; concern oneself with: to look after one's own interests.
- to take care of; minister to: to look after a child.
- to seek; search for: Columbus was looking for a shorter route to India when he discovered America.
- to anticipate; expect: I'll be looking for you at the reception.
- Also look into. to look briefly inside of: Look in the jar and tell me if any cookies are left.
- Also look in on. to visit (a person, place, etc.) briefly: I'll look in some day next week.
- to be a spectator; watch: The crowd looked on at the street brawl.
- to consider; regard: They look upon gambling as sinful.
- to look to the outside, as from a window or a place of observation: From her office window, she could look out over the bustling city.
- to be vigilant or on guard: Look out, there are dangers ahead.
- to afford a view; face: The room looks out on the garden.
- to direct one's glance or gaze to: If you look to your left, you can see the Empire State Building.
- to pay attention to: Look to your own affairs and stay out of mine.
- to direct one's expectations or hopes to: We look to the day when world peace will be a reality.
- to regard with expectation and anticipation: We look to the future and greater advances in science and technology.
- to direct the eyes upward; raise one's glance: The other guests looked up as she entered the room.
- to become better or more prosperous; improve: Business is looking up.
- to search for, as an item of information, in a reference book or the like: Look up the answer in the encyclopedia.
- to seek out, especially to visit: to look up an old friend.
- Nautical. (of a sailing ship) to head more nearly in the direction of its destination after a favoring change of wind.
Idioms about look
- to be alert and quick: If you want to get ahead, you must look sharp.
- Also British, look slippy. to hurry: You'd better look sharp! It's getting late.
Origin of look
Words nearby look
How to use look in a sentence
Find the best weighted blanket for you and your partnerOnce you’ve settled on the right weight for you, go ahead and take a look at the blanket’s dimensions.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular-Science
The best heated throw blankets offer washability, customizable heat, and a stylish look that will blend seamlessly with your space.Best heated throw blanket: Bundle up with these electric blankets|PopSci Commerce Team|February 11, 2021|Popular-Science
Will Huntsberry took a closer look at the ongoing dispute between the governor and California Teachers Association in last week’s Learning Curve.
These craze-setters take note of fashion shows and celebrity looks, but they also collect data on politics, entertainment, the environment, technology, and consumer behavior.Tech-savvy fashion forecasters already know what you’ll be wearing in two years|Rachael Zisk|February 10, 2021|Popular-Science
It’s a great, economical way to improve the look of your property.
Have a look at this telling research from Pew on blasphemy and apostasy laws around the world.
To make it work almost everything else about these shows has to seem factual which is why many look like a weird Celebrity Sims.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They are becoming more aware of what eating disorders are and what they look like.
So many girls are idolizing these models and wanting to look like them.
Lacey Noonan's A Gronking to Remember makes 50 Shades of Grey look like Madame Bovary in terms of its literary sophistication.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
Alessandro turned a grateful look on Ramona as he translated this speech, so in unison with Indian modes of thought and feeling.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for look
- to search or seekI looked for you everywhere
- to cherish the expectation (of); hope (for)I look for success
- to be mindful (of)to look to the promise one has made
- to have recourse (to)look to your swords, men!
Word Origin for look
usage for look
Other Idioms and Phrases with look
In addition to the idioms beginning with look
- look after
- look a gift horse in the mouth
- look alive
- look as if butter wouldn't melt
- look askance
- look back
- look before you leap
- look black
- look blank
- look daggers
- look down on
- look for
- look forward to
- look in on
- look into
- look like
- look like a million dollars
- look like death
- look like something the cat dragged in
- look like the cat that ate the canary
- look on
- look on the bright side
- look out
- look out for
- look over
- look sharp
- look sideways at
- look someone in the face
- look the other way
- look through rose-colored glasses
- look to
- look to one's laurels
- look up
- look up and down
- look up to
- look who's talking
- (look on the) bright side
- dirty look
- make someone look good
- take a look at
- things are looking up