Have the appearance of, as in This letter looks like an acceptance. [c. 1400]
it looks like. It seems likely that, as in It looks like they'll invite us to dinner. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with look like.
|bear a physical resemblance to; "She looks like her mother"|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|