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stargazer

[stahr-gey-zer]
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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.
  5. sand stargazer.
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Origin of stargazer

1550–60; star + gazer
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for star-gazer

idealist, escapist, romantic, daydreamer, fantasizer, star-gazer

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Historical Examples of star-gazer

  • Will he not be called by them a prater, a star-gazer, a good-for-nothing?

    The Republic

    Plato

  • "It is a pity you are not a star-gazer," observed Kenyon, also looking up.

    The Marble Faun, Volume II.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

  • Jason appointed Tiphys to be helmsman because he was a star-gazer, and knew the points of the compass.

    Tanglewood Tales

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "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


Word Origin and History for star-gazer

n.

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

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