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 The Astros weren't much to look at in their 12-3 loss in Game 2 of the World Series, but at least there were some celebrities in the crowd for the stargazers. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "See which celebrities were at Game 2 of the World Series," 23 Oct. 2019 Superstitious stargazers and anyone who enjoys staring at the moon are in for a treat this week. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Get ready for 'harvest moon effect' as the full moon rises on Friday the 13th," 9 Sep. 2019 But this year stargazers will have to deal with the moon. Dave Epstein,, "Perseid meteor shower will put on a big celestial show," 10 Aug. 2019 For amateur astronomers and stargazers like myself, serious stargazing is shut down during a full moon. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Mike Lynch: The harvest moon is shining bright this week," 15 Sep. 2019 Along with the dazzling blue-white Sirius, a large group of bright winter constellations including Orion — the heavens’ most brilliant constellation — can also be previewed by early-rising stargazers. Arnold Pearlstein,, "The Stars This Week: Sept. 15-21," 15 Sep. 2019 Many stargazers prefer to camp on the Pawnee, which is allowed within 300 feet of most Forest Service roads on public land. Dan England, The Know, "Where to go stargazing in Colorado, from parks to small towns," 9 Sep. 2019 Even small instruments will allow stargazers a view of its famous rings and largest moon Titan. Arnold Pearlstein,, "The Stars This Week: Aug. 11-17," 11 Aug. 2019 Light pollution is causing problems for astronomers and stargazers wanting to catch a clear glimpse of the stars. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Map Shows Dwindling Number for Prime Stargazing Locations," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stargazer

1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Nov 2019

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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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