stargazer

noun

star·​gaz·​er ˈstär-ˌgā-zər How to pronounce stargazer (audio)
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 On top of that, the moon will be at approximately half illumination, meaning stargazers will have a more challenging time viewing the shooting stars, though the bright fireballs can cut through light pollution, Live Science reports. Camille Fine, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 For a more rugged experience, head to the Cathedral Valley District, a remote area popular with stargazers who enjoy night photography. Catherine Garcia, theweek, 10 May 2024 And for stargazers, the best time to visit is arguably in summer, when nighttime lows drop into the 50s. Nina Kokotas Hahn, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Jan. 2023 And waiting until the end of the month will give stargazers a better chance at viewing the planets. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for stargazer 

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Word History

First Known Use

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stargazer was in 1560

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“Stargazer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stargazer. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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