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 The stargazing pod requires no setup, and foam mattress and fluffy blankets are included. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Arizona's coolest campsites: How to book an Airstream, a bubble tent or an alpaca farm," 10 Jan. 2020 Also, prime sky-viewing locations like state or national parks are fairly deserted during the winter, which makes planning a stargazing adventure much easier. Nicole Clausing, Sunset Magazine, "Cold Air, Bright Stars, Can’t Lose: Why Winter’s Best for Stargazing," 2 Jan. 2020 Enjoy an après-stargazing drink in one of its bars. Erin E. Williams, Twin Cities, "A window to the universe is open in Oregon," 24 Sep. 2019 Stoll has a PhD in planetary astronomy and had intended to make stargazing his career before Lawrence Berkeley transferred him—not entirely voluntarily—into the IT department. Andy Greenberg, Wired, "Meet The Mad Scientist Who Wrote the Book on How to Hunt Hackers," 18 Dec. 2019 Mini-buses will cruise you to & from Mount Lookout Square and the Observatory for carolers, stargazing, our spacey gift shop, and hot drinks. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Dec. 9-15," 9 Dec. 2019 As a member of the club (adults and children older than 12) enjoy movie nights in Schuele Planetarium, workshops, stargazing with telescopes and more. cleveland, "December is out of this world at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center," 9 Dec. 2019 During milder seasons, birding tours, guided hikes and stargazing events are offered. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Western Arizona road trip: Lake Havasu and loads of hidden gems," 4 Oct. 2019 At sunset, watch rays leap from the water, and later, stargaze from your waterside tent - a different kind of intoxication than Cabo's nightlife. Erin E. Williams,, "Head to La Paz rather than overdeveloped Los Cabos for the real Baja California Sur," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of stargaze

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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22 Jan 2020

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“Stargaze.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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