- 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 gazer
Around Acre, the country was fertile and fair to the eye of the gazer.The Boy Crusaders
John G. Edgar
Each fortune's connate with the gazer's star, And tinted as she dreams.The Mortal Gods and Other Plays
Olive Tilford Dargan
It was with an instinct of warm friendliness that the gazer turned from the bedside.The Tree of Knowledge</p>
Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
The gazer turned from the words, with quick question, to the mound.Satan Sanderson</p>
Hallie Erminie Rives
Otherwise she may prove to be the gazee instead of the gazer.A Residence in France
J. Fenimore Cooper
- (intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
- a fixed look; stare
Word Origin and History for gazer
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.