- to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder.
- a steady or intent look.
- at gaze, Heraldry. (of a deer or deerlike animal) represented as seen from the side with the head looking toward the spectator: a stag at gaze.
Origin of gaze
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Examples from the Web for gaze
Even good, arresting visual art is transformed by the gaze of a potential consumer.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art
December 6, 2014
Click on it, gaze over it, and think about which of those states in the two shades of light blue might rush to buy into Obamacare.Will GOP Govs Really Rescue Obamacare?
November 12, 2014
I try to catch the eye of this third boy, but he plops down onto a stool and avoids my gaze.Magical Gardens for the Blind, Deaf, and Disabled
October 22, 2014
The frogs would rain down on him, land with a plop, gaze up at his smile and become princes.Clooney: A Constant Charmer at the Altar
September 28, 2014
Somehow, though, large amounts that were going to the hackers were buried from her gaze.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine
August 25, 2014
If they tremble down the fine-skinned cheek, let us avert our gaze.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He looked at her haggardly, and she met his gaze with kind eyes in which there was no mockery.Viviette
William J. Locke
To gaze at me the field-workers suspend the magnificent lethargy of their labors.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
His gaze, however, though not its direction, was still to the infinite.Weighed and Wanting
Sometimes it seems to me a pity that hearts are not laid bare to the gaze of others.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
- (intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
- a fixed look; stare
Word Origin and History for gaze
late 14c., probably of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian, Swedish dialectal gasa "to gape"), perhaps related somehow to Old Norse ga "heed" (see gawk). Related: Gazed; gazing.
1540s, "thing stared at;" 1560s as "long look," from gaze (v.).
- The act of looking steadily in one direction for a period of time.