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Visual vs. Look

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Visualadjective

Related to or affecting the vision.

Lookverb

To try to see, to pay attention to with one’s eyes.

‘Look at my new car!’; ‘Don’t look in the closet.’;

Visualadjective

(obsolete) That can be seen; visible.

Lookverb

To appear, to seem.

‘It looks as if it’s going to rain soon.’;

Visualnoun

Any element of something that depends on sight.

Lookverb

(copulative) To give an appearance of being.

‘That painting looks nice.’;

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Visualnoun

An image; a picture; a graphic.

Lookverb

To search for, to try to find.

Visualnoun

(in the plural) All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.

Lookverb

To face or present a view.

‘The hotel looks over the valleys of the HinduKush.’;

Visualnoun

(advertising) A preliminary sketch.

Lookverb

To expect or anticipate.

‘I look to each hour for my lover’s arrival.’;

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Visualadjective

Of or pertaining to sight; used in sight; serving as the instrument of seeing; as, the visual nerve.

‘The air,Nowhere so clear, sharpened his visual ray.’;

Lookverb

(transitive) To express or manifest by a look.

Visualadjective

That can be seen; visible.

Lookverb

To make sure of, to see to.

Visualadjective

relating to or using sight;

‘ocular inspection’; ‘an optical illusion’; ‘visual powers’; ‘visual navigation’;

Lookverb

To show oneself in looking.

‘Look out of the window [i.e. lean out] while I speak to you.’;

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Visualadjective

able to be seen;

‘be sure of it; give me the ocular proof’; ‘a visual presentation’; ‘a visual image’;

Lookverb

To look at; to turn the eyes toward.

Lookverb

To seek; to search for.

Lookverb

To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence.

‘to look down opposition’;

Lookverb

(baseball) To look at a pitch as a batter without swinging at it.

‘The fastball caught him looking.’; ‘Clem Labine struck Mays out looking at his last at bat.’; ‘It's unusual for Mays to strike out looking. He usually takes a cut at it.’;

Lookinterjection

Pay attention.

‘Look, I'm going to explain what to do, so you have to listen closely.’;

Looknoun

The action of looking, an attempt to see.

‘Let’s have a look under the hood of the car.’;

Looknoun

(often plural) Physical appearance, visual impression.

‘She got her mother’s looks.’; ‘I don’t like the look of the new design.’;

Looknoun

A facial expression.

‘He gave me a dirty look.’; ‘If looks could kill ...’;

Lookverb

To direct the eyes for the purpose of seeing something; to direct the eyes toward an object; to observe with the eyes while keeping them directed; - with various prepositions, often in a special or figurative sense. See Phrases below.

Lookverb

To direct the attention (to something); to consider; to examine; as, to look at an action.

Lookverb

To seem; to appear; to have a particular appearance; as, the patient looks better; the clouds look rainy.

‘It would look more like vanity than gratitude.’; ‘Observe how such a practice looks in another person.’;

Lookverb

To have a particular direction or situation; to face; to front.

‘The inner gate that looketh to north.’; ‘The east gate . . . which looketh eastward.’;

Lookverb

In the imperative: see; behold; take notice; take care; observe; - used to call attention.

‘Look, how much we thus expel of sin, so much we expel of virtue.’; ‘Look that ye bind them fast.’; ‘Look if it be my daughter.’;

Lookverb

To show one's self in looking, as by leaning out of a window; as, look out of the window while I speak to you. Sometimes used figuratively.

‘My toes look through the overleather.’;

Lookverb

To await the appearance of anything; to expect; to anticipate.

‘Looking each hour into death's mouth to fall.’; ‘Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.’; ‘My subject does not oblige me to look after the water, or point forth the place where to it is now retreated.’; ‘The bishops thereat repined, and looked black.’; ‘Her friends would look on her the worse.’; ‘I looked on Virgil as a succinct, majestic writer.’; ‘I'll be a candleholder, and look on.’;

Lookverb

To look at; to turn the eyes toward.

Lookverb

To seek; to search for.

‘Looking my love, I go from place to place.’;

Lookverb

To expect.

Lookverb

To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.

‘A spirit fit to start into an empire,And look the world to law.’;

Lookverb

To express or manifest by a look.

‘Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again.’;

Looknoun

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 fatherBring up his powers; but he did long in vain.’;

Looknoun

Expression of the eyes and face; manner; as, a proud or defiant look.

‘Up ! up! my friends, and clear your looks.’;

Looknoun

Appearance; aspect; as, the house has a gloomy look; the affair has a bad look.

‘Pain, disgrace, and poverty have frighted looks.’; ‘There was something that reminded me of Dante's Hell in the look of this.’;

Looknoun

the expression on a person's face;

‘a sad expression’; ‘a look of triumph’; ‘an angry face’;

Looknoun

the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually;

‘he went out to have a look’; ‘his look was fixed on her eyes’; ‘he gave it a good looking at’; ‘his camera does his looking for him’;

Looknoun

physical appearance;

‘I don't like the looks of this place’;

Looknoun

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people;

‘the feel of the city excited him’; ‘a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting’; ‘it had the smell of treason’;

Lookverb

perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards;

‘She looked over the expanse of land’; ‘Look at your child!’; ‘Look--a deer in the backyard!’;

Lookverb

give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect;

‘She seems to be sleeping’; ‘This appears to be a very difficult problem’; ‘This project looks fishy’; ‘They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time’;

Lookverb

have a certain outward or facial expression;

‘How does she look?’; ‘The child looks unhappy’; ‘She looked pale after the surgery’;

Lookverb

search or seek;

‘We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest’; ‘Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!’;

Lookverb

be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to;

‘The house looks north’; ‘My backyard look onto the pond’; ‘The building faces the park’;

Lookverb

take charge of or deal with;

‘Could you see about lunch?’; ‘I must attend to this matter’; ‘She took care of this business’;

Lookverb

convey by one's expression;

‘She looked her devotion to me’;

Lookverb

look forward to the probable occurrence of;

‘We were expecting a visit from our relatives’; ‘She is looking to a promotion’; ‘he is waiting to be drafted’;

Lookverb

accord in appearance with;

‘You don't look your age!’;

Lookverb

have faith or confidence in;

‘you can count on me to help you any time’; ‘Look to your friends for support’; ‘You can bet on that!’; ‘Depend on your family in times of crisis’;

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