SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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 Related forms gaze·less, adjective gaz·er, noun gaz·ing·ly, adverb out·gaze, verb (used with object), out·gazed, out·gaz·ing. un·gaz·ing, adjective 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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gaper Examples from the Web for gazer Historical Examples of gazer
Around Acre, the country was fertile and fair to the eye of the
Each fortune's connate with the
gazer's star, And tinted as she dreams.
It was with an instinct of warm friendliness that the
gazer turned from the bedside.
gazer turned from the words, with quick question, to the mound.
Otherwise she may prove to be the gazee instead of the
gazer. British Dictionary definitions for gazer verb (intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration Word Origin for gaze
C14: from Swedish dialect
gasa to gape at
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Word Origin and History for gazer v.
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. n.
1540s, "thing stared at;" 1560s as "long look," from
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
n. The act of looking steadily in one direction for a period of time.
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