star·​gaze | \ ˈstär-ˌgāz How to pronounce stargaze (audio) \
stargazed; stargazing; stargazes

Definition of stargaze

intransitive verb

1 : to gaze at stars
2 : to gaze raptly or contemplatively

Examples of stargaze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Utah is easily one of the best places in the world to stargaze. Outside Online, 20 Apr. 2022 Just be sure to take some time to stargaze, as this remote destination allows visitors to see more than 11,000 stars and the Milky Way at night. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2022 To make the most of the night, wait to stargaze until two or three hours before dawn—after the moon has set, but before the sun’s rays start peeking over the horizon. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Jan. 2022 In addition to traveling responsibly, remember to stargaze responsibly. Valerie Stimac, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Still, the Perseids are a great way to kick back and stargaze on a warm summer night. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, 10 Aug. 2021 Or commune with the celestial spirits yourself by taking in the night sky—far from city lights, the hotel is a sublime place to stargaze. Janet O’grady, WSJ, 28 July 2021 Go snorkeling with manta rays, stargaze at the only over water observatory in the Maldives and enjoy fine dining underwater at SEA, the world’s first oceanic restaurant and wine cellar. Laura Begley Bloom, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Summer is perhaps the best time to stargaze in Voyageurs, with relatively cooperative weather and impressive astro displays. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 30 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stargaze

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for stargaze

back-formation from stargazer

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“Stargaze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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