looking

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: look‧ing

Verb[edit]

looking

  1. Present participle of look.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 5, Death on the Centre Court:
      By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.
    • 1988 September 12, New York Magazine, page 226
      Good-Looking, Funny Guy — (Not funny-looking, good guy), 36, Jewish, athletic.

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Noun[edit]

looking (plural lookings)

  1. (obsolete) The act of one who looks; a glance.
  2. (obsolete) The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance.
    • Chaucer
      All dreary was his cheer and his looking.

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