- 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 gazed
Justin gazed out from the dim interior as more than 300 police motorcycles from dozens of jurisdictions rumbled past.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos
December 28, 2014
He gazed at the flowers and the flickering candles, clearly moved.
Johnson kept doing all he could, gazing down at those eyes that gazed right back at him with a seemingly stunned look.
We gazed on a residential area of box-like homes stacked on top of one another on a steep hillside.Mass Murder in the Holy City
November 18, 2014
Or a horse and carriage, like the one driven a young man in a tweed suit and cap from yesteryear, as he gazed up at the stars.The Crazy Medieval Island of Sark
October 4, 2014
The venerable Persian gazed at her for an instant, and then clasped her to his bosom.
He gazed on the bright landscape, as if it had been the countenance of a friend.
She gazed on his features as he slept; and was left to sorrow alone.
The wayfarers all gazed in the utmost astonishment at the interruption.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Gilder settled himself again in his chair, and gazed benignantly on his son.Within the Law
- (intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
- a fixed look; stare
Word Origin and History for gazed
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.