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stargaze

[stahr-geyz]
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verb (used without object), star·gazed, star·gaz·ing.
  1. to gaze at or observe the stars.
  2. to daydream.
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Origin of stargaze

First recorded in 1620–30; back formation from stargazer
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Related Words for stargazing

astrophysics, reverie, hallucinate, fantasize, visualize, daydream, conceive, invent, crave, think, stargazing, astrometry, uranology, selenology, wish, phantasm, fancy, imagination, musing, dream

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Historical Examples of stargazing

  • Before books came into my life, I was given to stargazing and daydreaming.

    The Promised Land

    Mary Antin

  • His passion for ‘stargazing’ has often been commented upon by readers of his poetry.

  • Again they would look familiar and remind us of stargazing at home.

    Steep Trails

    John Muir

  • I never know when Ken's going to quit his stargazing and come in for the night.

  • Matthew's stargazing wise men would thus have been "spued out of the mouth" of the Jewish Jehovah.


British Dictionary definitions for stargazing

stargaze

verb (intr)
  1. to observe the stars
  2. to daydream
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Derived Formsstargazer, nounstargazing, noun, adjective
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