crystal gazing


Definition of crystal gazing

1 : the art or practice of concentrating on a glass or crystal globe with the aim of inducing a psychic state in which divination can be performed
2 : the attempt to predict future events or make difficult judgments especially without adequate data

Other Words from crystal gazing

crystal gazer noun

First Known Use of crystal gazing

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about crystal gazing

Time Traveler for crystal gazing

Time Traveler

The first known use of crystal gazing was in 1883

See more words from the same year

Statistics for crystal gazing

Cite this Entry

“Crystal gazing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on crystal gazing

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for crystal gazing Encyclopedia article about crystal gazing

Comments on crystal gazing

What made you want to look up crystal gazing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!