3 [linking verb] to have a particular appearance
The room looked a complete mess.
He looked about twenty.
look like: ‘What does your brother look like?’ ‘He’s tall and thin, with brown hair.’
look happy/tired/funny etc: He looked very funny in his hat.
look important/strange/interesting etc: An important-looking letter arrived for Dave.
look as if/as though: Brian looked as if he was going to cry.
Synonyms and related words
look your age to look as old as you really are
Richard doesn’t look his age at all.
not look yourself to look different than you usually do, for example ill, tired, or unhappy
He didn’t look himself when I saw him yesterday.
look your best to look as good as you can
It was a first date, and Emily wanted to look her best.