See also: Gaze, gazé, gāze, gāzē, gáže, and -gaze

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gasen; akin to Swedish dialectal gasa and Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌲𐌰𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (usgasjan, to terrify). [1]

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gaze (third-person singular simple present gazes, present participle gazing, simple past and past participle gazed)

  1. (intransitive) To stare intently or earnestly.
    They gazed at the stars for hours.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version), London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Acts 1:11:
      Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Chapter 13]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      Gerty MacDowell who was seated near her companions, lost in thought, gazing far away into the distance was, in very truth, as fair a specimen of winsome Irish girlhood as one could wish to see.
    • 1936, F.J. Thwaites, The Redemption, Sydney: H. John Edwards Publishing, published 1940, page 64:
      She just sat there very straight, gazing across the moon-washed garden.
    • 1998, Michelangelo Antonioni, Unfinished Business: Screenplays, Scenerios, and Ideas, page xv:
      In fact, for Antonioni this gazing is probably the most fundamental of all cognitive activities[.]
  2. (transitive, poetic) To stare at.

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  • (to stare intently): ogle

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NounEdit

gaze (plural gazes)

  1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, “A Lady in Company”, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314:
      Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze, her alluring smile; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
  2. (archaic) The object gazed on.
  3. (psychoanalysis) In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed.
    • 2003, Amelia Jones, The feminism and visual culture reader, p.35:
      She counters the tendency to focus on critical strategies of resisting the male gaze, raising the issue of the female spectator.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gaze in Webster's Dictionary

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Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic قَزّ(qazz, silk) (pronounced in the dialects with /ɡ/), less likely from غَزَّة(ḡazza, Gaza), a city associated with silk production.

NounEdit

gaze f (plural gazes)

  1. gauze

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

gaze

  1. inflection of gazer:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Middle EnglishEdit

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gaze

  1. Alternative form of gazen

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gaze f (plural gazes)

  1. gauze (thin fabric with open weave)
  2. gauze (cotton fabric used as surgical dressing)

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gaze n

  1. indefinite plural of gaz