1. The act of looking; a glance; a sight; a view; often in certain phrases; as, to have, get, take, throw, or
cast, a look.
Threw many a northward look to see his fatherShak.
Bring up his powers; but he did long in vain.
2. Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look. "Gentle looks." Shak.
Up ! up! my friends, and clear your looks.Wordsworth.
3. Hence; Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.
Pain, disgrace, and poverty have frighted looks.Locke.
There was something that reminded me of Dante's Hell in the look of this.Carlyle.
(Look"down`) n. (Zoöl.) See Moonfish (b).
Looker-on, a spectator; one that looks on, but has no agency or part in an affair.
(Look"er) n. One who looks.
Did not this fatal war affront thy coast,Fairfax.
Yet sattest thou an idle looker-on ?
(Look"ing), a. Having a certain look or appearance; often compounded with adjectives; as,
good- looking, grand-looking, etc.
1. The act of one who looks; a glance.
2. The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance; face. [Obs.]
All dreary was his cheer and his looking.Chaucer. Looking for, anticipation; expectation. "A certain fearful looking for of judgment." Heb. x. 27.
(Look"ing-glass`) n. A mirror made of glass on which has been placed a backing of some
reflecting substance, as quicksilver.
There is none so homely but loves a looking- glass.South.
1. A careful looking or watching for any object or event.
2. The place from which such observation is made.
3. A person engaged in watching.
4. Object or duty of forethought and care; responsibility. [Colloq.]
(Lool) n. (Metal.) A vessel used to receive the washings of ores of metals.
(Loom) n. (Zoöl.) See Loon, the bird.
(Loom), n. [OE. lome, AS. geloma utensil, implement.]
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