Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOOK

She's one of the build that aren't so big as they look, nor yet so small as they look.

One need not look so high as the old-fashioned stuccoed ceiling.

Look at him now over there, the way he goes around butting into strangers.

You began to look bad as soon as you left off your breakfast.

"He will look for me, and seem bewildered, as if something were lost," replied Philothea.

Look out you don't get mixed up in it yourself, that's all I ask.

Say, honestly, I didn't know my own name till I had a chanst to look me over.

We are like men in a subterranean cave, so chained that they can look only forward to the entrance.

He wears the look of one who is gnawed with envy, and he heaves the sigh of despair.

Why, of course not, Uncle Peter; only I had to look around some at first,—for a year or so.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English locian "use the eyes for seeing, gaze, look, behold, spy," from West Germanic *lokjan (cf. Old Saxon lokon "see, look, spy," Middle Dutch loeken "to look," Old High German luogen, German dialectal lugen "to look out"), of unknown origin, perhaps cognate with Breton lagud "eye." In Old English, usually with on; the use of at began 14c. Meaning "seek, search out" is c.1300; meaning "to have a certain appearance" is from c.1400. Of objects, "to face in a certain direction," late 14c.

Look after "take care of" is from late 14c., earlier "to seek" (c.1300), "to look toward" (c.1200). Look into "investigate" is from 1580s; look up "research in books or papers" is from 1690s. To look down upon in the figurative sense is from 1711; to look down one's nose is from 1921. To look forward "anticipate" is c.1600; meaning "anticipate with pleasure" is mid-19c. To not look back "make no pauses" is colloquial, first attested 1893. In look sharp (1711) sharp originally was an adverb, "sharply."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOOK

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.