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gaze

verb \ ˈgāz \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of gaze

gazed; gazing
intransitive verb
: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

gaze Synonyms

Synonyms
blink, gawk, gawp [chiefly British], gape, goggle, peer, rubberneck, stare
Related Words
glare, gloat, glower; consider, eye, fixate, observe, regard, watch; leer, ogle; peruse, pore (over), study; outface, outstare, stare down
Near Antonyms
glance, glimpse, peek, peep; browse, dip (into), scan; wink (at)

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gaze

noun

Definition of gaze

: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 Synonyms

Synonyms
aspect [archaic], eye, gape, regard, scrutiny, stare
Related Words
glare, glower; contemplation, fixation; attention, observance, observation, surveillance, watch; examination, inspection, perusal, study, survey
Near Antonyms
blink [chiefly Scottish], flash, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, sight, stime [chiefly Scottish & Irish]; oeillade, ogle; browse, scan


GAZE Defined for English Language Learners

gaze

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

verb \ ˈgāz \

Definition of gaze for Students

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

Synonym Discussion of gaze

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.

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gaze

noun

Definition of gaze for Students

:a long steady look

Medical Dictionary

gaze

intransitive verb \ ˈgāz \

medical Definition of gaze

gazed; gazing
:to fix the eyes in a steady and intent look

gaze

noun


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