verb (used without object), gazed, gaz·ing.
- to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder.
- a steady or intent look.
- at gaze, Heraldry. (of a deer or deerlike animal) represented as seen from the side with the head looking toward the spectator: a stag at gaze.
- (intr) to look long and fixedly, esp in wonder or admiration
- a fixed look; stare
late 14c., probably of Scandinavian origin (cf. Norwegian, Swedish dialectal gasa “to gape”), perhaps related somehow to Old Norse ga “heed” (see gawk). Related: Gazed; gazing.
1540s, “thing stared at;” 1560s as “long look,” from gaze (v.).
- The act of looking steadily in one direction for a period of time.