- 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 gazing
Such large sheets are common in Kobani, meant to protect fighters and civilians from the ever gazing eyes of ISIS snipers.The Brothers Who Ambushed ISIS
Mohammed A. Salih
December 27, 2014
Johnson kept doing all he could, gazing down at those eyes that gazed right back at him with a seemingly stunned look.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops
December 22, 2014
“Me neither,” Lohse says, gazing pityingly at his own navel.An Ivy League Frat Boy’s Shallow Repentance
November 24, 2014
Or gazing towards the Bible stories, saints and martyrs depicted in the arched stained glass windows.Inside New York’s Scandal-Hit Seminary and Other ‘Open House’ Treats
October 10, 2014
The Duke disappeared into a darkened side room, where he sat inches from a glowing television screen, gazing at golf.The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis: Remembering Lunch with 'Debo,' The Last Mitford Sister
September 27, 2014
How carefully I packed my pipe, gazing serenely over the roofs of Paris.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
She lay awake, gazing into the scented darkness, her arms under her head.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
They gazed reverently into his face, as if they had been gazing at the sky.The Miraculous Pitcher
An Indian, half hidden in the dusky shade, is gazing and wondering too.Main Street
But he still remained in the room, gazing blindly at his brother.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- (intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
- a fixed look; stare
Word Origin and History for gazing
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.