Definitions for gazegeɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gazegeɪz(v.; n.)gazed, gaz•ing

  1. (v.i.)to look steadily and intently, as with great interest or wonder.

  2. (n.)a steady or intent look.

Origin of gaze:

1350–1400; cf. Norw, Sw (dial.) gasa to look

gaz′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaze, regard(verb)

    a long fixed look

    "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"

  2. gaze, stare(verb)

    look at with fixed eyes

    "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gaze(verb)ɪz

    to stare for a long time

    I gazed up at the stars.; He was gazing into her eyes.

  2. gaze(noun)ɪz

    the act of looking, or how sb looks at sth

    She walked past without moving her gaze from him.

Wiktionary

  1. gaze(Noun)

    A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.

  2. gaze(Noun)

    The object gazed on.

  3. gaze(Noun)

    In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed.

  4. gaze(Verb)

    To stare intently or earnestly.

  5. gaze(Verb)

    To stare at.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gaze(verb)

    to fixx the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention

  2. Gaze(verb)

    to view with attention; to gaze on

  3. Gaze(noun)

    a fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention

  4. Gaze(noun)

    the object gazed on

Freebase

  1. Gaze

    Gaze is a psychoanalytical term brought into popular usage by Jacques Lacan to describe the anxious state that comes with the awareness that one can be viewed. The psychological effect, Lacan argues, is that the subject loses a degree of autonomy upon realizing that he or she is a visible object. This concept is bound with his theory of the mirror stage, in which a child encountering a mirror realizes that he or she has an external appearance. Lacan suggests that this gaze effect can similarly be produced by any conceivable object such as a chair or a television screen. This is not to say that the object behaves optically as a mirror; instead it means that the awareness of any object can induce an awareness of also being an object.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gaze' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4154

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gaze' in Nouns Frequency: #1747

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gaze' in Verbs Frequency: #659


Translations for gaze

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gaze(noun)

a long steady look.

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