star·​gaze | \ˈstär-ˌgāz \
stargazed; stargazing; stargazes

Definition of stargaze 

intransitive verb

1 : to gaze at stars

2 : to gaze raptly or contemplatively

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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 In Castine Harbor, Castine Kayak Adventures runs paddle trips on weekends for stargazing and spotting glow-in-the-dark aquatic microorganisms. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "These Are the Best Stargazing Spots in North America," 13 July 2018 From stargazing to backyard games, Chip and Joanna Gaines have quickly embraced their new life as a family of seven—with baby Crew at the center of it all. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Joanna Gaines Just Shared New Photo of Baby Crew With His Sisters and Our Hearts Can’t Take It," 3 July 2018 The on-board astronomer also will offer guided tours of the night sky during stargazing sessions. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "New Viking Cruises ship boasts high-tech planetarium," 14 June 2018 Free programs include stargazing with the Chicago Astronomical Society at 9:30 p.m. July 21 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 (open to all ages). Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "From fests to concerts to stargazing, lots of events offer free admission this summer," 12 July 2018 Newport is one of the only designated Dark Sky Parks in the Midwest, which means that stargazing from Newport’s beach is unforgettable. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Five hidden beaches on Wisconsin’s Great Lakes," 10 June 2018 Crew's getting along just as well with big sisters Ella, 11, and Emmie, 8, judging by this photo of the trio stargazing on the Gaines family farm. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "All the Adorable Photos of Chip and Joanna Gaines' New Baby, Crew Gaines, So Far," 5 July 2018 Its Science After Sundown events feature stargazing and retro sci-fi flicks through 11 p.m. on those evenings. Dewayne Bevil,, "Orlando Science Center plans late nights, stargazing sessions," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of stargaze

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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