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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "'Christmas Star' will be closest visible conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in 800 years," 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, "Astronomers Discover the Closest Known Black Hole," 6 May 2020 Features include a queen-size bed, an awning with Bluetooth, stargazer windows, and more. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "10 Best Travel Trailers for Road Trips and Camping (Video)," 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, "A Fleeting Moment in the Solar System," 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, "You can see Jupiter, Saturn, Mars align beside the moon this week," 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, "The Milwaukee sky should be full of shooting stars Tuesday night from the Lyrid meteor shower," 20 Apr. 2020 Facing east in the evening stargazers can check out a bright star known as Arcturus or objects like the constellation called the Big Dipper to the northeast. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Here's what stars you can look for in Arizona during International Dark Sky Week," 21 Apr. 2020 While there won't be another supermoon until next month, stargazers will have plenty of stunning astronomical sights to look forward to this weekend. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Attention Stargazers! This Weekend Is the Best Time to Watch the Night Sky," 26 Mar. 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 19 Jan. 2021.

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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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