- to give attention with the ear; attend closely for the purpose of hearing; give ear.
- to wait attentively for a sound.
- Archaic. to give ear to; hear.
before 950; Middle English lis ( t ) nen, Old English hlysnan; cognate with Middle High German lüsenen, Swedish lyssna; akin to list.
- to turn one’s eyes toward something or in some direction in order to see.
- to glance or gaze in a manner specified.
- to use one’s sight or vision in seeking, searching, examining, watching, etc.
before 900; (v.) Middle English lōk ( i ) en, Old English lōcian; cognate with Middle Dutch lœken, akin to dialectal German lugen to look out; (noun) Middle English loke act of looking, glance, countenance, derivative of the v.