• IPA: /ˈlʊkɪŋ/
  1. present participle of look#English|look
  2. as the last part of compound adjectives: relating to or having the appearance of.
    • 1988 September 12, New York Magazine, page 226
      Good-Looking, Funny Guy — (Not funny-looking, good guy), 36, Jewish, athletic.
Related terms
  • here's looking at you
  • looking glass
  • on the outside, looking in

looking (plural lookings)

  1. The act of one who looks; a glance.
    • 2005, Felix Driver, ‎Luciana Martins, Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire (page 162)
      A complicated interplay of lookings and viewings is in play. The staging and performance of the photograph, then, is as much the subject of the photograph as the ostensible subjects […]
  2. (obsolete) The manner in which one looks; appearance; countenance.
    • All dreary was his cheer and his looking.

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