Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “look”

See all translations

look

verb
 
 
/lʊk/
SEE [I] A1 to turn your eyes in the direction of something or someone so that you can see them: Look at the picture on page two. Look at me, Daddy! He was looking out of the window. I looked around and there she was.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptivePaying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
SEARCH [I] A1 to try to find someone or something: I'm looking for my keys. I've looked everywhere but I can't find my bag.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptiveSearching
look nice/strange, etc; look like/as if A2 used to describe the appearance of a person or thing: That food looks nice. You look tired, my love. Do I look silly in this hat? She looks Italian or Spanish. He looked like a drug addict.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
it looks like; it looks as if B1 used to say that something is likely to happen: It looks like there'll be three of us. It looks as if he isn't coming.Possible and probable
be looking to do sth to plan to do something: I'm looking to start my own business.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
Look! something you say when you are annoyed and you want people to know that what you are saying is important: Look, I've had enough of your complaints. →  See also look the part Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of look verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “look” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More