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stargazer

[stahr-gey-zer] /ˈstɑrˌgeɪ zər/
noun
1.
a person who stargazes, as an astronomer or astrologer.
2.
a daydreamer.
3.
an impractical idealist.
4.
any of several marine fishes of the family Uranoscopidae, having the eyes at the top of the head.
Origin of stargazer
1550-1560
1550-60; star + gazer
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  • A triangular sail set above the skysail; if square it would be a moonsail, and if set above that, a star-gazer, &c.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Will he not be called by them a prater, a star-gazer, a good-for-nothing?

    The Republic Plato
  • Don't use a martingale unless your horse is a star-gazer, or else tosses his head so as to be able to strike you.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • "It is a pity you are not a star-gazer," observed Kenyon, also looking up.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Jason appointed Tiphys to be helmsman, because he was a star-gazer and knew the points of the compass.

  • We have a poem of theirs which numbers the star-gazer as one of the crew.

  • In me was the blood of the star-gazer, my emotions 140recalling the rejected beliefs, the signs and wonders of the heavens.

    Journeys to Bagdad Charles S. Brooks
  • "The transit of Venus, Rittenhouse," for it was that observation which had given this star-gazer fame and recognition abroad.

    The Red City S. Weir Mitchell
  • My practical new daughter growing a star-gazer, like the foolish old man?

    The Sun Maid Evelyn Raymond
  • On an auspicious day fixed by the Chukkamusti (star-gazer), the bride is conducted to the home of the bridegroom.

Word Origin and History for star-gazer
n.

1550s, from star (n.) + agent noun from gaze (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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