gaze


verb (used without object), gazed, gaz·ing.

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

noun

  1. a steady or intent look.
  2. 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.

verb

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

noun

  1. a fixed look; stare
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 gaze (v.).

n.

  1. The act of looking steadily in one direction for a period of time.

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