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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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 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

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First Known Use of stargaze

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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