stare/gaze (off) into space

idiom

Definition of stare/gaze (off) into space

: to look straight ahead without looking at anything specific

Word by Word Definitions

stare play
  1. : to look fixedly often with wide-open eyes

  2. : to show oneself conspicuously

  3. : to stand on end : bristle

  1. : the act or an instance of staring

gaze play
  1. : to fix the eyes in a steady intent look often with eagerness or studious attention

  1. : a fixed intent look

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

space play
  1. : a period of time

  2. : a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions : distance, area, volume

  3. : an extent set apart or available

  1. : to place at intervals or arrange with space between

  2. : to leave one or more blank spaces (as in a line of typing)


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