1. a long fixed look;
- Example: "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"
[syn: gaze, regard]
1. look at with fixed eyes;
- Example: "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"
[syn: gaze, stare]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gaze \Gaze\ (g[=a]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gazed (g[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gazing.] [OE. gasen, akin to dial. Sw. gasa, cf. Goth. us-gaisjan to terrify, us-geisnan to be terrified. Cf. Aghast, Ghastly, Ghost, Hesitate.] To fix the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention. [1913 Webster] Why stand ye gazing up into heaven? --Acts i. 11. Syn: To gape; stare; look. Usage: To Gaze, Gape, Stare. To gaze is to look with fixed and prolonged attention, awakened by excited interest or elevated emotion; to gape is to look fixedly, with open mouth and feelings of ignorant wonder; to stare is to look with the fixedness of insolence or of idiocy. The lover of nature gazes with delight on the beauties of the landscape; the rustic gapes with wonder at the strange sights of a large city; the idiot stares on those around with a vacant look. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gaze \Gaze\, v. t. To view with attention; to gaze on . [R.] [1913 Webster] And gazed a while the ample sky. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gaze \Gaze\, n. 1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention. [1913 Webster] With secret gaze Or open admiration him behold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The object gazed on. [1913 Webster] Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze. --Milton. [1913 Webster] At gaze (a) (Her.) With the face turned directly to the front; -- said of the figures of the stag, hart, buck, or hind, when borne, in this position, upon an escutcheon. (b) In a position expressing sudden fear or surprise; -- a term used in stag hunting to describe the manner of a stag when he first hears the hounds and gazes round in apprehension of some hidden danger; hence, standing agape; idly or stupidly gazing. [1913 Webster] I that rather held it better men should perish one by one, Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon! --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
gaze n 1: a long fixed look; "he fixed his paternal gaze on me" [syn: gaze, regard] v 1: look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher with amazement" [syn: gaze, stare]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "gaze": admire, be amazed, be astonished, be vigilant, be watchful, bedroom eyes, bore, come-hither look, contemplate, crane, crane the neck, evil eye, eye, eyeball, follow, gape, gaup, gawk, gaze at, gaze open-mouthed, glad eye, glare, gloat, glower, glowering look, goggle, have a looksee, hold in view, inspect, keep in sight, keep in view, keep under observation, look, look after, look at, look on, look upon, malocchio, marvel, observe, ogle, peek, peep, peer, penetrating look, reconnoiter, regard, rubberneck, scout, scrutinize, see, spy upon, stand aghast, stand on tiptoe, stare, stare at, stare down, stare hard, stare openmouthed, survey, view, watch, whammy, wonder