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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Look \Look\ (l[oo^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Looked; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Looking.] [OE. loken, AS. l[=o]cian; akin to G.
     lugen, OHG. luog[=e]n.]
     1. To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to
        direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes
        while keeping them directed; -- with various prepositions,
        often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below.
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     2. To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to
        examine; as, to look at an action.
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     3. To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as,
        the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.
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              It would look more like vanity than gratitude.
                                                    --Addison.
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              Observe how such a practice looks in another person.
                                                    --I. Watts.
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     4. To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to
        front.
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              The inner gate that looketh to north. --Ezek. viii.
                                                    3.
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              The east gate . . . which looketh eastward. --Ezek.
                                                    xi. 1.
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     5. In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care;
        observe; -- used to call attention.
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              Look, how much we thus expel of sin, so much we
              expel of virtue.                      --Milton.
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     Note: Look, in the imperative, may be followed by a dependent
           sentence, but see is oftener so used.
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                 Look that ye bind them fast.       --Shak.
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                 Look if it be my daughter.         --Talfourd.
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     6. To show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a
        window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you.
        Sometimes used figuratively.
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              My toes look through the overleather. --Shak.
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     7. To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to
        anticipate.
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              Looking each hour into death's mouth to fall.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     To look about, to look on all sides, or in different
        directions.
  
     To look about one, to be on the watch; to be vigilant; to
        be circumspect or guarded.
  
     To look after.
        (a) To attend to; to take care of; as, to look after
            children.
        (b) To expect; to be in a state of expectation.
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                  Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for
                  looking after those things which are coming on
                  the earth.                        --Luke xxi.
                                                    26.
        (c) To seek; to search.
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                  My subject does not oblige me to look after the
                  water, or point forth the place where to it is
                  now retreated.                    --Woodward.
  
     To look at, to direct the eyes toward so that one sees, or
        as if to see; as, to look at a star; hence, to observe,
        examine, consider; as, to look at a matter without
        prejudice.
  
     To look black, to frown; to scowl; to have a threatening
        appearance.
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              The bishops thereat repined, and looked black.
                                                    --Holinshed.
        
  
     To look down on or To look down upon, to treat with
        indifference or contempt; to regard as an inferior; to
        despise.
  
     To look for.
        (a) To expect; as, to look for news by the arrival of a
            ship. "Look now for no enchanting voice." --Milton.
        (b) To seek for; to search for; as, to look for lost
            money, or lost cattle.
  
     To look forth.
        (a) To look out of something, as from a window.
        (b) To threaten to come out. --Jer. vi. 1. (Rev. Ver.).
  
     To look forward to. To anticipate with an expectation of
        pleasure; to be eager for; as, I am looking forward to
        your visit.
  
     To look into, to inspect closely; to observe narrowly; to
        examine; as, to look into the works of nature; to look
        into one's conduct or affairs.
  
     To look on.
        (a) To regard; to esteem.
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                  Her friends would look on her the worse.
                                                    --Prior.
        (b) To consider; to view; to conceive of; to think of.
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                  I looked on Virgil as a succinct, majestic
                  writer.                           --Dryden.
        (c) To be a mere spectator.
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                  I'll be a candleholder, and look on. --Shak.
  
     To look out, to be on the watch; to be careful; as, the
        seaman looks out for breakers.
  
     To look through.
        (a) To see through.
        (b) To search; to examine with the eyes.
  
     To look to or To look unto.
        (a) To watch; to take care of. "Look well to thy herds."
            --Prov. xxvii. 23.
        (b) To resort to with expectation of receiving something;
            to expect to receive from; as, the creditor may look
            to surety for payment. "Look unto me, and be ye
            saved." --Is. xlv. 22.
  
     To look up, to search for or find out by looking; as, to
        look up the items of an account.
  
     To look up to, to respect; to regard with deference.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Looking \Look"ing\, a.
     Having a certain look or appearance; -- often compounded with
     adjectives; as, good-looking, grand-looking, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Looking \Look"ing\, n.
     1. The act of one who looks; a glance.
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     2. The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance;
        face. [Obs.]
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              All dreary was his cheer and his looking. --Chaucer.
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     Looking for, anticipation; expectation. "A certain fearful
        looking for of judgment." --Heb. x. 27.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  looking
      adj 1: appearing to be as specified; usually used as combining
             forms; "left their clothes dirty looking"; "a most
             disagreeable looking character"; "angry-looking";
             "liquid-looking"; "severe-looking policemen on noble
             horses"; "fine-sounding phrases"; "taken in by high-
             sounding talk" [syn: looking, sounding]
      n 1: 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"; "his camera does his looking for him" [syn: look,
           looking, looking at]
      2: the act of searching visually [syn: looking, looking for]

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