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gaze

 (gāz)
intr.v. gazed, gaz·ing, gaz·es
To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention.
n.
A steady, fixed look.

[Middle English gasen, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

gaz′er n.
Synonyms: gaze, stare, gape, gawk, glare1, peer1
These verbs mean to look long and intently. Gaze is often indicative of wonder, fascination, awe, or admiration: We spent the evening gazing at the stars.
Stare can indicate curiosity, boldness, rudeness, or stupidity: The children stared closely at the creatures in the aquarium.
Gape suggests a prolonged open-mouthed look reflecting amazement, awe, or lack of intelligence: "The room fell silent when [she] entered, the three women by the hearth gaping openly at her as if she'd sprouted a third eye in her forehead" (Kimberly Cutter).
To gawk is to gape or stare foolishly or rudely: Drivers gawked at the overturned truck.
To glare is to fix another with a hard, piercing stare: "While one security guard glared beneath beetling brows, the others surveyed the world with studied indifference" (Christine Lehner).
To peer is to look narrowly, searchingly, and seemingly with difficulty: She peered at us through her glasses.

gaze

(ɡeɪz)
vb
(intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
n
a fixed look; stare
[C14: from Swedish dialect gasa to gape at]
ˈgazer n

gaze

(geɪz)

v. gazed, gaz•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to look steadily and intently, as with great interest or wonder.
n.
2. a steady or intent look.
[1350–1400; compare Norwegian, Swedish (dial.) gasa to look]
gaz′er, n.

gaze

stare
1. 'gaze'

If you gaze at something, you look at it for a long time, often because you think it is beautiful or impressive.

The little girl gazed in wonder at the bright lights.
2. 'stare'

If you stare at something or someone, you look at them for a long time, often because you think they are strange or shocking.

He stared at the scar on her face.

gaze


Past participle: gazed
Gerund: gazing

Imperative
gaze
gaze
Present
I gaze
you gaze
he/she/it gazes
we gaze
you gaze
they gaze
Preterite
I gazed
you gazed
he/she/it gazed
we gazed
you gazed
they gazed
Present Continuous
I am gazing
you are gazing
he/she/it is gazing
we are gazing
you are gazing
they are gazing
Present Perfect
I have gazed
you have gazed
he/she/it has gazed
we have gazed
you have gazed
they have gazed
Past Continuous
I was gazing
you were gazing
he/she/it was gazing
we were gazing
you were gazing
they were gazing
Past Perfect
I had gazed
you had gazed
he/she/it had gazed
we had gazed
you had gazed
they had gazed
Future
I will gaze
you will gaze
he/she/it will gaze
we will gaze
you will gaze
they will gaze
Future Perfect
I will have gazed
you will have gazed
he/she/it will have gazed
we will have gazed
you will have gazed
they will have gazed
Future Continuous
I will be gazing
you will be gazing
he/she/it will be gazing
we will be gazing
you will be gazing
they will be gazing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gazing
you have been gazing
he/she/it has been gazing
we have been gazing
you have been gazing
they have been gazing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gazing
you will have been gazing
he/she/it will have been gazing
we will have been gazing
you will have been gazing
they will have been gazing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gazing
you had been gazing
he/she/it had been gazing
we had been gazing
you had been gazing
they had been gazing
Conditional
I would gaze
you would gaze
he/she/it would gaze
we would gaze
you would gaze
they would gaze
Past Conditional
I would have gazed
you would have gazed
he/she/it would have gazed
we would have gazed
you would have gazed
they would have gazed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaze - a long fixed lookgaze - a long fixed look; "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"
stare - a fixed look with eyes open wide
Verb1.gaze - look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
outface, outstare, stare down - overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring; "He simply stared down his opponent"
stargaze - observe the stars

gaze

verb
1. stare, look, view, watch, regard, contemplate, gape, eyeball (slang), ogle, look fixedly He gazed reflectively at the fire.
noun
1. stare, look, fixed look She felt uncomfortable under the woman's steady gaze.

gaze

verb
To look intently and fixedly:
Idioms: gaze open-mouthed, rivet the eyes on.
noun
An intent fixed look:
Translations
نَظْرَه مُحَدِّقَهيُحَدِّقُيُحَدِّق، يُحَمْلِق
zíratupřeně se dívatupřený pohled
stirrestirren
tuijottaa
zuriti
stara, einblínastarandi augnaráî
見つめる
응시하다
įbesti akisįdėmus žvilgsnissužiurti
cieši skatītiesciešs skatiens
uprený pohľad
zijanjezijati
stirra
จ้องมอง
nhìn chằm chằm

gaze

[geɪz]
A. Nmirada f (fija)
his gaze met minese cruzaron nuestras miradas
B. VI to gaze atmirar fijamente
to gaze at o.s. in the mirrormirarse (fijamente) en el espejo
they gazed into each other's eyesse miraron fijamente a los ojos
to gaze into spacemirar distraídamente al vacío

gaze

[ˈgeɪz]
nregard m
to shift one's gaze → détourner le regard
not to shift one's gaze from sth → ne pas quitter qch des yeux
to be in the public gaze → être très en vue
vifixer
to gaze at sb/sth → fixer qn/qch du regard
He gazed at her → Il la fixait du regard.
to gaze out of the window → regarder fixement par la fenêtre

gaze

nBlick m; in the public gazeim Blickpunkt der Öffentlichkeit
vistarren; to gaze at somebody/somethingjdn/etw anstarren; they gazed into each other’s eyessie blickten sich tief in die Augen; to gaze at oneself in the mirrorsich im Spiegel betrachten

gaze

[geɪz]
1. nsguardo (insistente or fisso)
2. vi to gaze atguardare (con insistenza or fisso), fissare
to gaze in wonderment at sb/sth → guardare rapito/a qn/qc
to gaze into space → guardare nel vuoto

gaze

(geiz) verb
to look steadily (at) for some time, usually in surprise, out of interest etc.
noun
a long steady look.

gaze

يُحَدِّقُ zírat stirre starren ατενίζω mirar, mirar fijamente tuijottaa contempler zuriti fissare con lo sguardo 見つめる 응시하다 staren betrakte przyjrzeć się olhar fixamente пристально глядеть stirra จ้องมอง gözünü dikmek nhìn chằm chằm 凝视

gaze

n mirada; — palsy parálisis f de la mirada
References in classic literature ?
He don't know but I know," he shouted, stopping to gaze down into the dumb, unresponsive face of the half-wit.
His gaze travelled slowly down from the ceiling and rested on me.
He fixed his gaze upon a white sunshade that was advancing at snail's pace from the beach.
Receiving no reply to this extraordinary appeal, which in truth, as it was delivered with the vigor of full and sonorous tones, merited some sort of notice, he who had thus sung forth the language of the holy book turned to the silent figure to whom he had unwittingly addressed himself, and found a new and more powerful subject of admiration in the object that encountered his gaze.
He appeared to gaze at the curious crowd, in front of which stood the lieutenant-governor; and there was a frown on his dark and massive countenance, as if sternly resentful of the boldness that had impelled them into his private retirement.
It was, in short, the platform of the pillory; and above it rose the framework of that instrument of discipline, so fashioned as to confine the human head in its tight grasp, and thus hold it up to the public gaze.
Fain would I pause to dwell upon the world of charms that burst upon the enraptured gaze of my hero, as he entered the state parlor of Van Tassel's mansion.
To gaze into the depths of blue of the child's eyes and pronounce their loveliness a trick of premature cunning was to be guilty of a cynicism in preference to which I naturally preferred to abjure my judgment and, so far as might be, my agitation.
Go and gaze upon the iron emblematical harpoons round yonder lofty mansion, and your question will be answered.
Level by nature to this earth's horizon are the glances of man's eyes; not shot from the crown of his head, as if God had meant him to gaze on his firmament.
When I first looked into his face, I perceived that he had got intelligence of the catastrophe; and a foolish notion struck me that his heart was quelled and he prayed, because his lips moved and his gaze was bent on the ground.
Ben Weatherstaff passed his hand over his forehead again and gazed as if he could never gaze enough.