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English noun: look

1. look (attribute) the feelings expressed on a person's face


SamplesA sad expression.
A look of triumph.
An angry face.


Synonymsaspect, expression, face, facial expression


Broader (hypernym)countenance, visage


Narrower (hyponym)leer, light, spark, sparkle, twinkle

2. look (act) the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually


SamplesHe 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


Broader (hypernym)perception, sensing


Narrower (hyponym)coup d'oeil, dekko, evil eye, glance, glimpse, lookout, observance, observation, outlook, peek, peep, rubber-necking, scrutiny, sight, sightseeing, squint, stare, survey, view, watching

3. look (attribute) physical appearance


SamplesI don't like the looks of this place.


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

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


SamplesThe feel of the city excited him.
A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting.
It had the smell of treason.


Synonymsfeel, feeling, flavor, flavour, smell, spirit, tone


Broader (hypernym)ambiance, ambience, atmosphere


Narrower (hyponym)Hollywood, Zeitgeist


English verb: look

1. look (perception) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards


SamplesShe looked over the expanse of land.
Look at your child!.
Look--a deer in the backyard!.


ExamplesThey look up the hill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)admire, consider, eye, eyeball, gape, gawk, gawp, gaze, get a load, give the eye, give the glad eye, give the once over, glance, glint, gloat, goggle, have a look, leer, look around, look away, look back, look backward, ogle, peek, peep, peer, regard, squint, stare, stare, take a look


Entailsee

2. look (perception) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect


SamplesShe seems to be sleeping.
This appears to be a very difficult problem.
This project looks fishy.
They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time.


ExamplesJohn will look angry


Synonymsappear, seem


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)beam, come across, cut, feel, feel, gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, glow, jump, jump out, leap out, lift, loom, make, pass off, radiate, rear, rise, shine, shine, sound, stand out, stick out

3. look (body) have a certain outward or facial expression


SamplesHow does she look?.
The child looks unhappy.
She looked pale after the surgery.


ExamplesThe food does look good


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)squint

4. look (perception) search or seek


SamplesWe looked all day and finally found the child in the forest.
Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!.


Synonymssearch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)examine, see


Narrower (hyponym)cruise, horn in, hunt, intrude, nose, poke, prospect, pry

5. look (stative) be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to


SamplesThe house looks north.
My backyard look onto the pond.
The building faces the park.


Synonymsface, front


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lie


Narrower (hyponym)confront


Verb groupface


Antonymsback

6. look (social) take charge of or deal with


SamplesCould you see about lunch?.
I must attend to this matter.
She took care of this business.


Synonymsattend, see, take care


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)care, give care


Narrower (hyponym)minister, tend

7. look (communication) convey by one's expression


SamplesShe looked her devotion to me.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)convey

8. look (cognition) look forward to the probable occurrence of


SamplesWe were expecting a visit from our relatives.
She is looking to a promotion.
He is waiting to be drafted.


Synonymsawait, expect, wait


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Narrower (hyponym)anticipate, expect, hang on, hold on, hold the line, look for, look forward, look to, look to


Verb groupanticipate, expect

9. look (stative) accord in appearance with


SamplesYou don't look your age!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

10. look (cognition) have faith or confidence in


SamplesYou can count on me to help you any time.
Look to your friends for support.
You can bet on that!.
Depend on your family in times of crisis.


Synonymsbet, calculate, count, depend, reckon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bank, rely, swear, trust









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