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gaze


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaze  \Gaze\,  v.  t. 
  To  view  with  attention;  to  gaze  on  .  [R.] 
 
  And  gazed  a  while  the  ample  sky.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaze  \Gaze\,  n. 
  1.  A  fixed  look  a  look  of  eagerness,  wonder,  or  admiration; 
  a  continued  look  of  attention. 
 
  With  secret  gaze  Or  open  admiration  him  behold. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  The  object  gazed  on 
 
  Made  of  my  enemies  the  scorn  and  gaze.  --Milton. 
 
  {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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gaze  \Gaze\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gazed};  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  fixx  the  eyes  in  a  steady  and  earnest  look  to  look  with 
  eagerness  or  curiosity,  as  in  admiration,  astonishment,  or 
  with  studious  attention. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gaze 
  n  :  a  long  fixed  look  "he  fixed  his  paternal  gaze  on  me"  [syn: 
  {regard}] 
  v  :  look  at  with  fixed  eyes;  "The  students  stared  at  the  teacher 
  with  amazement"  [syn:  {stare}] 




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