What does gaze mean?

Definitions for gazegeɪz

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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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gaze

    gāz, v.i, to look fixedly.—n. a fixed look: the object gazed at—(Spens.) Gaze′ment.—adj. Gaze′ful (Spens.), looking intently.—ns. Gaze′-hound, a hound that pursues by sight rather than scent; Gaz′er, one who gazes; Gaz′ing-stock, a person exposed to public view, generally in a bad sense.—At gaze, in the attitude of gazing. [Prob. cog. with obs. gaw, to stare, Ice. , to heed. Some compare the Sw. gasa, to stare.]

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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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaze in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.

  2. Vinsents Makaris:

    Latvijas Gaze has transported 100,000 cubic meters of gas from Lithuania to Estonia last week.

  3. Herman Melville:

    Let me look into a human eye; it is better than to gaze into sea or sky; better than to gaze upon God.

  4. Sir Thomas More:

    Why dost thou gaze upon the sky O that I were yon spangled sphere Then every star should be an eye, To wander o'er thy beauties here.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.

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