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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.
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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
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              The inner gate that looketh to north. --Ezek. viii.
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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
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              Looking each hour into death's mouth to fall.
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     To look about, to look on all sides, or in different
     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
        (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.
        (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
     To look black, to frown; to scowl; to have a threatening
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              The bishops thereat repined, and looked black.
     To look down on or To look down upon, to treat with
        indifference or contempt; to regard as an inferior; to
     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.
        (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 :

  Look \Look\, v. t.
     1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
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     2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.]
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              Looking my love, I go from place to place.
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     3. To expect. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     4. To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as,
        to look down opposition.
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              A spirit fit to start into an empire,
              And look the world to law.            --Dryden.
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     5. To express or manifest by a look.
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              Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again.
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     To look daggers. See under Dagger.
     To look in the face, to face or meet with boldness or
        confidence; hence, sometimes, to meet for combat.
     To look out, to seek for; to search out; as, prudent
        persons look out associates of good reputation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Look \Look\, n.
     1. The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; -- often in
        certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or cast, a
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              Threw many a northward look to see his father
              Bring up his powers; but he did long in vain.
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     2. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or
        defiant look. "Gentle looks." --Shak.
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              Up ! up! my friends, and clear your looks.
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     3. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy
        look; the affair has a bad look.
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              Pain, disgrace, and poverty have frighted looks.
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              There was something that reminded me of Dante's Hell
              in the look of this.                  --Carlyle.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad
           expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" [syn:
           expression, look, aspect, facial expression,
      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"; "his
         camera does his looking for him" [syn: look, looking,
         looking at]
      3: physical appearance; "I don't like the looks of this place"
      4: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect
         that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a
         clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the
         smell of treason" [syn: spirit, tone, feel, feeling,
         flavor, flavour, look, smell]
      v 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!"
      2: give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect;
         "She 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" [syn: look, appear, seem]
      3: have a certain outward or facial expression; "How does she
         look?"; "The child looks unhappy"; "She looked pale after the
      4: search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the
         child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!"
         [syn: search, look]
      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"; "The building faces
         the park" [syn: front, look, face] [ant: back]
      6: take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I
         must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"
         [syn: attend, take care, look, see]
      7: convey by one's expression; "She looked her devotion to me"
      8: look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were
         expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a
         promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted" [syn: expect,
         look, await, wait]
      9: accord in appearance with; "You don't look your age!"
      10: have faith or confidence in; "you 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"
          [syn: count, bet, depend, look, calculate,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  298 Moby Thesaurus words for "look":
     NB, admire, air, angle, angle for, animadvert, anticipate, appear,
     appear like, appearance, ask for, aspect, attend, await, be alert,
     be careful, be responsible for, be vigilant, be watchful, bearing,
     beat about for, behold, bend the eyes, beware, break, broad hint,
     call on, call up, care for, cast, chance, check out, check over,
     clue, configuration, consider, contemn, contemplate, count,
     count on, countenance, crane, crane the neck, cue, dash, dekko,
     delve for, delve into, demand, demeanor, derogate, despise,
     dig for, dig into, direct the eyes, disdain, disparage, display,
     divine, drop in on, effect, eidolon, esteem, examine, exhibit,
     expect, explore, express, expression, extol, eye, eyeball, eyeful,
     face, facet, fashion, feature, feel, figure, fish for, follow,
     forecast, foretell, form, front, front on, gain, gander, gape,
     gaup, gawk, gaze, gaze open-mouthed, gentle hint, gestalt, gesture,
     get better, glance, glare, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glimpse,
     gloat, glower, go gunning for, go into, goggle, guise, gun for,
     heed, hint, honor, hope, hunt, hunt for, hunt up, idea, idolize,
     image, imago, implication, impression, improve, incline, index,
     indicate, indication, inkling, innuendo, insinuation, inspect,
     intimation, investigate, kick, lean, leer, leering look, lick,
     light, likeness, lineaments, look after, look at, look for,
     look forward to, look into, look like, look out, look over,
     look up, look up to, look-in, looks, lustful leer, make headway,
     make progress, manifest, manner, mark, mien, mind, misprize, mug,
     nod, note, notice, nudge, nurse, observe, occasion, ogle, opening,
     overlook, pay attention, peek, peep, peer, phase, phasis,
     physiognomy, pick up, play peekaboo, preview, probe, progress,
     prompt, prospect, protect, prowl after, pry, pursue, puss, quest,
     read, reckon on, reference, regard, remark, require, research,
     respect, revere, ring up, rubberneck, run down, scan, scene, scent,
     scintilla, scorn, scrutinize, search for, see, see to, seek,
     seek for, seem, seem like, seem to be, seeming, semblance, serve,
     shade, shadow, shape, shot, show, show improvement, side,
     sidelong look, sight, sign, signal, simulacrum, sip, slant,
     sly look, smack, smattering, smell, sneer, sound, sound like,
     soupcon, spark, spoor, spot, sprinkling, spurn, squeak, squint,
     stand on tiptoe, stare, stare at, stare down, stare hard,
     still-hunt, study, style, suggestion, sup, survey, suspicion,
     symptom, take a peep, take care of, take note, take notice, taste,
     telephone, telltale, tend, thought, time, tincture, tinge,
     total effect, touch, trace, track, track down, try to find, twist,
     venerate, view, viewpoint, visage, visit, wait for, wait on, watch,
     watch out, whisper, wink, wise, witness, worship

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A specification language.
     ["A Look at Algebraic Specifications", S.N. Zilles et al, IBM
     RR, 1982].

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