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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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 This summer, visitors in private vehicles will be able to gaze at Denali practically in its shadow. Kerri Westenberg, chicagotribune.com, "Celebrate a return to travel with these 7 must-see destinations," 28 Apr. 2021 The third group, meanwhile, would no longer have to gaze longingly at the Premier League’s broadcasting deals. New York Times, "The Super League Is Gone. What Now?," 23 Apr. 2021 To combat these tendencies, Well recommends mirror meditation, in which people spend time learning to gaze non-judgmentally at their own reflections. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "The reason “Zoom fatigue” hits women harder than men," 16 Apr. 2021 Others appeared to gaze upward from deep wells or pits in the earth. Jonathan Lethem, The New Yorker, "The Crooked House," 1 Mar. 2021 The vast majority, 85 percent, came from other countries to gaze at masterworks like Sunflowers. Natasha Gural, Forbes, "The High And Low Of Van Gogh: From Blue Chip Masterpiece To Immersive Escapism," 28 Feb. 2021 Another human on the call, Jerry L. Phillips, also managed to gaze at the furry legal practitioner unfazed. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "“I Am Not A Cat” Said A Lawyer, Who Was Definitely A Cat," 10 Feb. 2021 Visitors can reach the summit on a leg-busting five-mile romp or simply gaze up at its spectacular prominence from the shores of Lake Helen. Emily Pennington, Travel + Leisure, "The 5 Best California National Parks, According to a Writer Who's Visited Them All," 30 Mar. 2021 At its unveiling, the tesseractic house had been a kaleidoscopic tower, impossible to gaze upon except from below. Jonathan Lethem, The New Yorker, "The Crooked House," 1 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ambient technology will be sensitive to our movement, gaze, posture, body language, heat biometrics, and the nuances in our tone of voice, Cobb said. CNN, "Are we ready for our smart home devices to become truly "smart"?," 28 Apr. 2021 Then, makeup artist Khai graced feeds with an angelic gaze, lilac lids, and highlighter while sharing their Ramadan goals in their caption. Akili King, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Imaan Hammam, Ryan Destiny, and More," 18 Apr. 2021 On a Friday afternoon, two little girls gaze into a digital reflecting pool, their smiling selfies staring back via video feed. Christopher Mosley, Dallas News, "Melanie Clemmons’ exhibition at the Nasher examines how the internet is changing us," 13 Apr. 2021 Neutral gaze, his blank eyes like metal bolts in the cold air. Jonas Eika, The New Yorker, "Alvin," 12 Apr. 2021 The hard, vulnerable, darkly shining gaze of the early photographs is sealed over by something else. James Parker, The Atlantic, "‘Eliminate Every Superfluous Word’," 2 Apr. 2021 Across cultures, people believe that behaviors such as averted gaze, fidgeting and stuttering betray deceivers. Jessica Seigel, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why You Can’t Spot a Liar Just By Looking," 30 Mar. 2021 The cameras would also track hand movement, and similar sensors would track eye movement to adapt the screen experience to the wearer’s gaze. Jacob Siegal, BGR, "Apple’s mixed-reality glasses to feature 15 cameras and ‘innovative biometrics’," 9 Mar. 2021 One is about the mechanics of it (as defined by the heterosexual, exploitative male gaze), and the other should be about the emotional needs and consequences that are attached to those mechanics. Brian Moylan, Vulture, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Blow a Casket," 3 Mar. 2021

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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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3 May 2021

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“Gaze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gaze. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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gaze

verb

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

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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.

\ 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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