lookup

noun look·up \ ˈlu̇k-ˌəp \
variants: or look-up
Updated on: 18 May 2018

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

in the meaning defined above

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verb

Definition of look up

1 : to cheer up
  • look up—things are not all bad
2 : to improve in prospects or conditions
  • business is looking up
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

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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