lookup

noun look·up \ ˈlu̇k-ˌəp \
variants: or look-up

Definition of lookup

:an act, process, or instance of looking something up (as in a reference work or listing)
  • dictionary lookups
  • a price look-up

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First Known Use of lookup

1948


look up

verb

Definition of look up

intransitive verb
1 :to cheer up
  • look up—things are not all bad
2 :to improve in prospects or conditions
  • business is looking up
transitive verb
1 :to search for in or as if in a reference work
  • look up an address
2 :to seek out especially for a brief visit
  • look me up when you're here

Examples of look up in a Sentence

  1. be sure to look me up if you're ever in town

  2. by the next morning, the skies had begun to clear and we were looking up

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First Known Use of look up

14th century

look up Synonyms

Synonyms
cast about (for), cast around (for), chase (down), forage (for), hunt, seek, pursue, quest, search (for or out), shop (for)
Antonyms
darken, sadden
Related Words
ferret (out), root (out)
Near Antonyms
hide, lose; ignore, neglect

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