- 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 gazers
The gazers were a little puzzled by the appearance of the new family.Eventide
The church was half full, and the path to the church-door was lined with gazers.Deerbrook
Doors, windows, balconies, and roofs were thronged with gazers.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
She was full as beautiful as any of the gazers had expected.The Peasant and the Prince
Then followed such a feat of arms as struck the gazers dumb.
- (intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
- a fixed look; stare
Word Origin and History for gazers
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.