looker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n looker a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    • n looker a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind) "the spectators applauded the performance","television viewers","sky watchers discovered a new star"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Looker A person who is physically very attractive, especially a beautiful woman. "Did not this fatal war affront thy coast,
      Yet sattest thou an idle looker-on ?"
    • Looker One who looks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n looker One who looks or watches; one who seeks or explores.
    • n looker Specifically.
    • n looker A shepherd or herdsman
    • n looker An inspector.
    • n looker See louker.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Looker one who looks
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Quotations

  • Pythagoras
    Pythagoras
    “In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lócian, to look.

Usage

In literature:

Then from out of the middle of the crowd of lookers-on came a cry of Murderess!
"Dead Man's Plack and an Old Thorn" by William Henry Hudson
It would look funny for me just to be a looker-on from the back part of the house, and I'd feel like a dern fool in front.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
They're the original lookers for trouble!
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
Let's forget 'oo they are and just be lookers-on.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
If not, bid him begone, for lookers-on hinder the work.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
That's because I'm a good looker.
"The Mask" by Arthur Hornblow
She needn't be so much of a looker.
"Jane Journeys On" by Ruth Comfort Mitchell
One for the looker-on in the struggle who has no eyes for what lies still in shadow.
"The Arena" by Various
So is a timber-looker's, because he is searching for a bonanza and doesn't wish anyone else to discover it.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
It is only the on-lookers' eyes that are deceived.
"The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays" by Laura Lee Hope
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In poetry:

"Not in that there 'ooker,
Reid's Gulistan;
She's a lovely looker,
But she kills 'er man . . . "
"Hoodoo" by Cicely Fox Smith
That which before was darkned clean
With bushie groves, pricking the lookers eie,
Vanisht away, when Faith did change the scene:
And then appear'd a glorious skie.
"Faith" by George Herbert
LOOK, said Quinzica, she's ashamed 'tis plain
So many lookers on her love restrain;
But be assured, if we were left alone,
Around my neck her arms would soon be thrown.
"The Old Man's Calendar" by Jean de La Fontaine
MY soul, sit thou a patient looker-on;
Judge not the play before the play is done:
Her plot hath many changes; every day
Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.
"Respice Finem" by Francis Quarles
That mends the looker's eyes: this is the well
That washes what is shows. Who can indeare
Thy praise too much? thou art Heav'n's lidger here,
Working against the states of death and hell.
"The Holy Scriptures" by George Herbert
Doubtless the pleasure is as great
Of being cheated as to cheat;
As lookers-on feel most delight,
That least perceive a jugler's slight;
And still the less they understand,
The more th' admire his slight of hand.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler

In news:

Looker are still trying to get the hang of this scarecrow thing.
Still a Looker, but Getting Rough Around the Edges.
"There are a lot of lookers but not buyers," Lonsbury said, noting the softness in the market in his area.
Open since April, Leaf Café and Bar is a looker.
Minnesota, Crookston outside hitter Brittany Looker (So.
'Rum Diary' looker dishes on her role.
' Out of Sight ': Quite a Looker By Stephen Hunter Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, June 26, 1998.
Pekin duck breast @Trenchermen was a looker and a taster, just not quite enough of it to put me in a sharing mood.
No wonder a fine looker like Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, only has eyes for footballer hubby David Beckham.
Bidders, lookers-on, and of course the glitteratti.
Kesha has been looker chicer than ever lately, and designers are taking notice.
Some parade on lookers were a bit upset about this "Technical error".
The Nickel Plate Road 765 steam engine passing on-lookers in Bellevue, Ohio.
Unit #306 at 81 Vine is a looker.
Well, there really are some lookers out there.
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In science:

Looker & Carnie (2004) used a perturbative expansion to find the hydrodynamic force on a slightly permeable sphere.
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles
Looker & Carnie (2004) performed a perturbative expansion to find the force exerted on a rigid, weakly permeable sphere of radius R oscillating in an incompressible fluid.
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles
Looker & Carnie (2004) considered the hydrodynamic force experienced by a sinusoidally oscillating nearly impermeable sphere using a perturbative expansion in 1/β .
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles
F /Fs = 1 + k + k2/9 − (1 + k)2/(β ξ ), where β = κR as defined in the present work and ξ is a slip coefficient related to the tangential fluid slip length Ξ by Ξ = 1/(κξ ) = R/(β ξ ) (Looker & Carnie 2004).
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles
However, in order to compare Looker and Carnie’s result to ours, we need to determine a value for ξ .
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles
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