star·​gaz·​er | \ ˈstär-ˌgā-zər How to pronounce stargazer (audio) \

Definition of stargazer

1 : one who gazes at the stars: such as
2 : any of various marine bony fishes (families Uranoscopidae and Dactyloscopidae) with the eyes on top of a blocky or conical head

Examples of stargazer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not only will a lifelong stargazer get to experience space, but this also helps Space for Humanity open up that opportunity to even more people. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 24 Nov. 2021 The next full moon will occur on Wednesday, October 20 at 14:58 Universal Time, but the moon will appear full the night before and after its peak to the casual stargazer. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 From an amateur telescope, however, a stargazer might be able to clearly see both planets and some of their moons within one frame of view. NBC News, 8 Dec. 2020 What that stargazer wouldn’t see, though, is the black hole hiding right there in the constellation Telescopium. Megan Gannon, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 May 2020 Features include a queen-size bed, an awning with Bluetooth, stargazer windows, and more. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 1 June 2020 The discovery of the miniature moon, known as 2020 CD3, was announced in February, to the delight of people around the world, including those well beyond the usual crowd of stargazers. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 20 Mar. 2020 Backyard stargazers will get a treat this week, as Jupiter, Saturn and Mars cluster beside the moon in the pre-dawn hours of the morning. oregonlive, 14 Apr. 2020 An hourly rate of 96 shooting stars was recorded in 1922 and six decades later in Florida and Colorado, stargazers reported seeing 90 to 100 Lyrids zipping through the night sky each hour. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of stargazer

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stargazer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of stargazer

: a person who looks at the stars : a person who studies astronomy or astrology

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