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 His Club Quarantine on Instagram Live became THE place to be to dance to the best tunes and also stargaze at all the celebrity names popping into the comments section. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "How celebrities like D-Nice and Taylor Swift lifted our spirits this year," 25 Dec. 2020 Consider Merkmak's Telescope the perfect option for avid adventurers or kids who are yearning to spontaneously stargaze. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Watch the Moment Arecibo Observatory Collapses in This Devastating Drone Footage," 4 Dec. 2020 Here in Texas, some of the best places to stargaze would include Big Bend Ranch State Park; Copper Breaks State Park; Enchanted Rock State Park; and South Llano River State Park. Sonia Ramirez, Chron, "Leonid meteor shower set to peak this week," 16 Nov. 2020 For these reasons, many consider Chile’s Atacama Desert to be the best place in the world to stargaze. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Places to Go Stargazing Around the World," 29 Sep. 2020 Rooster Rock also closes to the public at 9 p.m. Some popular areas to stargaze are closed completely due to the pandemic, including Crown Point and many other spots in the Columbia River Gorge. oregonlive, "Perseid meteor shower will peak in Oregon skies this week," 10 Aug. 2020 Aguilar initially said that the two of them had gone to a Belton-area park to stargaze. Sig Christenson,, "Investigators: Fort Hood soldier bludgeoned Vanessa Guillén to death on base," 2 July 2020 For those staying at home, April will bring a number of other moon- and stargazing events to see outside at night. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "April’s Super ‘Pink’ Moon Will Be the Brightest Full Moon of 2020," 30 Mar. 2020 Visitors can also spend the night in a package deal that includes overnight stay and meals, a tour of the telescopes and stargazing with astronomers, and skiing. Scott Stulberg, National Geographic, "These are the world’s best stargazing spots," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of stargaze

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for stargaze

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The first known use of stargaze was in 1639

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31 Dec 2020

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“Stargaze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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