A mother gazes with love at her child.
- The definition of a gaze is a steady and intense look.
When someone stares at you for a long period of time, the look they are giving you is an example of a gaze.
- To gaze is defined as to stare or look at something with a steady look.
When you stare dreamily into your lover's eyes for long periods of time, this is an example of gaze.
intransitive verbgazed, gaz′ing
Origin of gazeMiddle English gazen from Scand, as in Norwegian and Swedish dialect, dialectal gasa, to stare from Old Norse gas, goose
intransitive verbgazed, gaz·ing, gaz·es
Origin of gazeMiddle English gasen probably of Scandinavian origin
(third-person singular simple present gazes, present participle gazing, simple past and past participle gazed)
- (intransitive) To stare intently or earnestly.
- In fact, for Antonioni this gazing is probably the most fundamental of all cognitive activities ... (from Thinking in the Absence of Image)
- Bible, Acts i. 11
- Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
- (poetic) To stare at.
- 1667: Strait toward Heav'n my wondring Eyes I turnd, / And gaz'd a while the ample Skie — John Milton, Paradise Lost (book VIII)
Akin to Swedish dial. gasa and Gothic (usgasjan, “to terrify”).