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

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Opportunities to stargaze abound, from Lassen National Park’s annual Dark Sky Festival (Aug. 2-3 this year) to star parties hosted by the Shasta Astronomy Club. Lindsey J. Smith,, "Paragliding, caving, ‘jetovating’: 5 wild activities around Mount Shasta," 7 June 2019 At an elevation of 11,800 feet, Kachi Lodge provides a first-class viewing experience of the stars that stargazing enthusiasts will be obsessed with. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Kachi Lodge Stargazing Dome Offers a Next-Level Glamping Experience," 28 May 2019 The expansive glass roof is perfect for stargazing, a point that's driven home by Buick's press photos. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Thought the Lexus LM Was the Most Luxe Minivan? Buick Just Said "Not Today" with GL8 Concept," 10 May 2019 Sao Lourenço do Barroca arranges stargazing events for its guests. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "Vacation in Portugal the Less-Obvious Way," 10 Aug. 2018 Note: Diagram not to scale Source: NASA Peter Tagatac, president of the Amateur Astronomers Association in New York, held a stargazing event for a total lunar eclipse in 2015. Brianna Abbott, WSJ, "‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Makes Astronomers Howl," 18 Jan. 2019 As always, the most important thing for stargazing hopefuls is to get as far away from light pollution as possible. Eleanor Hildebrandt, Popular Mechanics, "How to Watch the December 2018 Geminid Meteor Shower," 10 Dec. 2018 Griffith Observatory Griffith Observatory is an Art Deco stargazing spot atop Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. Maxwell Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Things to Do in Los Angeles," 1 Mar. 2018 Emmie, 8, and Ella Rose, 11, even brought Crew outside to stargaze on the Gaines family farm. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "All the Adorable Photos of Chip and Joanna Gaines's New Baby, Crew Gaines, So Far," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of stargaze

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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