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 Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is also getting in on the fun, performing gallery experiences, while the Cincinnati Observatory offers the opportunity for stargazing and planet searching. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: MLB Umpire Rob Drake's tweet shows what the hell is wrong with us," 24 Oct. 2019 At night, the line plans traditional Junkanoo parades, lighthouse light shows and stargazing events. Richard Tribou,, "MSC Cruises expands Florida footprint, to sail from Tampa," 12 Sep. 2019 In honor of the first lunar landing, here’s a list of some of the best areas for stargazing in Connecticut. Kevin Vellturo,, "Looking to the stars in honor of the moon landing? You’re not alone. These are 10 of the best stargazing spots in Connecticut," 19 July 2019 The night program will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and include wine, beer, stargazing and a National Geographic movie. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Jackson Browne, ‘Star Wars’ headline upcoming Pacific Amphitheatre concerts," 15 Aug. 2019 The Julian StarFest is a huge, outdoor stargazing party, hosted by the San Diego Astronomy Association and Julian. San Diego Union-Tribune, "12 things to do this weekend: Impossible Science Festival, SummerFest, ‘Forging Territories’," 2 Aug. 2019 On property activities include the Uppercase Tea Ceremony (swap wine tasting for tea tasting), swimming and outdoor gathering spaces (ideal for stargazing). Elycia Rubin, Los Angeles Times, "So long, Mom and Dad; we’re taking the grandkids gramping," 1 Aug. 2019 The eco-resort’s 24 jaw-dropping overwater villas, located along a boardwalk reaching out into the ocean, include features like roof decks for stargazing, private infinity pools, gyms, steam rooms, saunas and retractable roofs. Diane J. Cho,, "Stars Who Are Madly in Love with the Maldives," 16 July 2019 Laguna Beach event to include beer, wine, barbecue and stargazingLive music, craft beer, whiske y and stargazing will be featured at a Laguna Beach event Aug. 22. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Jackson Browne, ‘Star Wars’ headline upcoming Pacific Amphitheatre concerts," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stargaze

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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12 Nov 2019

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The first known use of stargaze was in 1639

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