gaze

verb
\ ˈgāz How to pronounce gaze (audio) \
gazed; gazing

Definition of gaze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to fix the eyes in a steady intent look often with eagerness or studious attention gazed out the window at the snow

gaze

noun

Definition of gaze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fixed intent look

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Verb

gazer noun

Synonyms for gaze

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Synonyms: Noun

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Verb

gaze, stare, and glare mean to look at with concentration. gaze is used of a long and fixed look. They stood gazing at the sunset. stare is used of an often curious, rude, or absentminded gaze with eyes wide open. He stared in surprise at the strange creature. glare means an angry stare. The teacher glared at the naughty children.

Examples of gaze in a Sentence

Verb He gazed out the window at the snow. She gazed intently into his eyes. Noun She looked at him with a calm, steady gaze. suddenly aware of her admiring gaze, he became self-conscious and uncomfortable
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb By the time the fireworks launched from Ship Creek, snow fell steadily as families gazed up at the sky to the north. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "Snow falls and fireworks fly as Anchorage celebrates the start of a new decade," 1 Jan. 2020 Guadalupe Fares, 36, took her two young children with her to gaze up at the millions of lights. Washington Post, "Venezuela’s Christmas lights glow after a dark year," 20 Dec. 2019 As many Central Floridians turn to the skies to watch rocket launches or gaze up at the moon, one Orlando resident is creating extraterrestrial environments right in his own garage. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Apollo 11: Orlando photographer ‘builds space’ using Legos and imagination," 16 July 2019 From the ceiling the gods, reclining on gilded couches, gazed down, smiling and inexorable as a summer sky. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Oldest Money: Inside Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's Sicilian Palazzo," 10 Dec. 2019 Earle Skow, a defense attorney, gazed through the bars at the drunken gangster moll. oregonlive, "Fun-loving ‘Torchy’ Jessing ‘autographed’ knife she used to stab gangster boyfriend, becoming 1950s Portland celebrity," 3 Dec. 2019 Panellists predict a cashless future while gazing into a huge crystal ball. The Economist, "Big Tech takes aim at the low-profit retail-banking industry," 21 Nov. 2019 Then, while gazing at the view, my stomach grumbles for dinner number two. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Osaka Is a Food-Obsessed City Unlike Anywhere Else in Japan," 16 Nov. 2019 Langford-Staddon lives in Phoenix but was born and raised in La Mora, where the family rode horses near a big river and gazed at skies of endless stars at night. Washington Post, "Last victim of Mexico border killings buried as others leave," 10 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The hundreds of thousands of women who have created networks based on their at-home workouts can’t be reduced to a reaction to the male gaze. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Leave the Peloton Bike Ad Lady Alone," 5 Dec. 2019 So Trainer and her colleagues have focused their gaze on the red planet’s surface, where there are plenty of chemicals that contain oxygen. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Mysterious oxygen spike seen on Mars puzzles scientists," 18 Nov. 2019 For now, Warner and his defensive cohorts fix their gaze on Murray — who passed for 241 yards and ran for 34 more against the 49ers on Halloween night. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "49ers seek quick turnaround, with parade of strong opponents looming," 14 Nov. 2019 Described as part moral fable, part sociopolitical comedy and part noirish thriller, the drama turns its cautionary gaze on the rise of fascism and its dangers. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmy-Winner Luke Kirby to Lead 'Judgment Day' on New York Stage," 16 Oct. 2019 The director has often turned to a child's gaze while wading into issues of loss, fear and morality. Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY, "Why 'Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi didn't study Hitler before playing him," 6 Sep. 2019 Cooley expected the players to be good little girls who still appealed to the male gaze — but only in an innocent and chaste way, which a mother never could. Britni De La Cretaz, Longreads, "Flagrant Foul: Benching Teen Moms Before Title IX," 14 Aug. 2019 In Trump’s Washington, no process from immune to the President’s gaze. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "Why Companies Should Not Attack Back At Hackers—Data Sheet," 18 July 2019 With one rescued, Lt Cdr Firdaus cast his gaze on the three bobbing in the water. Rahul Singh, Quartz India, "You’ve heard stories of Indian Army and Air Force heroes. Now here’s an angel from the Navy," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of gaze

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1566, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gaze

Verb

Middle English

Noun

derivative of gaze entry 1

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The first known use of gaze was in the 14th century

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17 Jan 2020

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“Gaze.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaze. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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More Definitions for gaze

gaze

verb
How to pronounce gaze (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gaze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to look at someone or something in a steady way and usually for a long time

gaze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gaze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long and steady look

gaze

verb
\ ˈgāz How to pronounce gaze (audio) \
gazed; gazing

Kids Definition of gaze

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to fix the eyes in a long steady look She gazed at the stars.

gaze

noun

Kids Definition of gaze (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long steady look
\ ˈgāz How to pronounce gaze (audio) \
gazed; gazing

Medical Definition of gaze

: to fix the eyes in a steady and intent look

Other Words from gaze

gaze noun

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