gaze

[ geyz ]
/ geɪz /
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verb (used without object), gazed, gaz·ing.

to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder.

noun

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

1350–1400; Middle English gasen; compare Norwegian, Swedish (dial.) gasa to look
SYNONYMS FOR gaze
1 Gaze, stare, gape suggest looking fixedly at something. To gaze is to look steadily and intently at something, especially at that which excites admiration, curiosity, or interest: to gaze at scenery, at a scientific experiment. To stare is to gaze with eyes wide open, as from surprise, wonder, alarm, stupidity, or impertinence: to stare unbelievingly or rudely. Gape is a word with uncomplimentary connotations; it suggests open-mouthed, often ignorant or rustic wonderment or curiosity: to gape at a tall building or a circus parade.
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British Dictionary definitions for gazer

gaze

/ (ɡeɪz) /

verb

(intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration

noun

a fixed look; stare
Derived Formsgazer, noun

Word Origin for gaze

C14: from Swedish dialect gasa to gape at
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Medicine definitions for gazer

gaze

[ gāz ]

n.

The act of looking steadily in one direction for a period of time.
Related formsgaze v.
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