What does gaze mean?

Definitions for gazegeɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gaze.

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"


  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


  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


  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. RVM:

    Life is a maze. Don't just gaze. Change your pace, to win the race.

  3. Alphonse de Lamartine:

    If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.

  4. Diane Ackerman:

    Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.

  5. Vinsents Makaris:

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

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