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gaze

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verb \ˈgāz\

Definition of gaze

gazed

;

gazing

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

gazer

noun

Examples of gaze in a Sentence

  1. He gazed out the window at the snow.

  2. She gazed intently into his eyes.

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Origin and Etymology of gaze

Middle English


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gaze

noun

Definition of gaze

  1. :  a fixed intent look

Examples of gaze in a Sentence

  1. She looked at him with a calm, steady gaze.

  2. suddenly aware of her admiring gaze, he became self-conscious and uncomfortable

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Origin and Etymology of gaze

derivative of 1gaze



GAZE Defined for English Language Learners

gaze

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verb

Definition of gaze for English Language Learners

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

gaze

noun

Definition of gaze for English Language Learners

  • : a long and steady look


GAZE Defined for Kids

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gaze

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verb \ˈgāz\

Definition of gaze for Students

gazed

;

gazing

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


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gaze

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noun

Definition of gaze for Students

  1. :  a long steady look


Medical Dictionary

gaze

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intransitive verb \ˈgāz\

Medical Definition of gaze

gazed

;

gazing

  1. :  to fix the eyes in a steady and intent look

gaze

noun


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