gaze

Definitions

  • Tim gazes at the goods in the confectioner's window
    Tim gazes at the goods in the confectioner's window
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gaze look at with fixed eyes "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"
    • n gaze a long fixed look "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach A stag gazes at his reflection in a lake while hunters approach
A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house A woman gazes at her reflection in a mirror while her children tear apart her house

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gaze A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention. "With secret gaze Or open admiration him behold."
    • Gaze The object gazed on. "Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze .""I that rather held it better men should perish one by one,
      Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon!"
    • v. i Gaze gāz To fix the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention. "Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?"
    • v. t Gaze To view with attention; to gaze on . "And gazed a while the ample sky."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gaze To look steadily or intently; look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or anxiety.
    • gaze Synonyms Gape, etc. See stare.
    • gaze To look at intently or with fixed attention.
    • n gaze A fixed or intent look, as of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
    • n gaze The object gazed on; a gazing-stock.
    • n gaze In heraldry, standing and turning the head so as to look out from the shield: said only of the hart: equivalent to statant affrontė, which is applied to other beasts used as charges.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gaze gāz to look fixedly
    • n Gaze a fixed look: the object gazed at
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Quotations

  • Kahlil Gibran
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    “Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
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    “If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
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    “Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”
  • Herman Melville
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    “Let me look into a human eye; it is better than to gaze into sea or sky; better than to gaze upon God.”
  • Alexander Smith
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    “A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. gasen, akin to dial. Sw. gasa, cf. Goth. us-gaisjan, to terrify, us-geisnan, to be terrified. Cf. Aghast Ghastly Ghost Hesitate

Usage

In literature:

Droop gazed about the room in painful indecision.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
I am not gazing upon it with a mere cold eye-glance.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
It was a full-length portrait in oil of a young Indian woman, holding a small cross in her right hand, and gazing at it with bent head.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
He did not mean to lift his gaze, but his eyes looked up.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Heedless of the men behind him, Ashton rode off with his ardent gaze fixed admiringly upon his companion.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
My gaze swept the deck as the panel opened.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Shandon, from the upper deck, gazed with anxious eyes at the crowd, trying in vain to read on some one's face the secret of his fate.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
He endeavored to catch Diane's eye, but she avoided his gaze.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
She lowered her gaze and flushed despite herself.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
As they emerged from the cabin the gaze of the guide swept the surrounding hills.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
She turned away to the window and gazed out.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Whenever he did so one or the other, or both of the Eskimos were gazing stolidly at him.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
As Barnes gazed around upon the pleasing prospect, he straightway became the duke in the comedy of the forest.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
Helen gazed up at it, wondering, as many times she had gazed and wondered before.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Madame Okraska, he reflected, must be an extraordinary person if she really deserved that gaze.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The negro gazed after her, his month quivering childishly.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
The Martian beside them saw the direction of his gaze and leaned toward him.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
But his inner gaze passed far beyond the gleaming thing of metal, off into a realm of perpetual night.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
The towers of the town arose out of the morning-mist, as Felix gazed over at the beauteous plain beyond.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Holding the candle closer, Sophy gazed and gazed at him.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
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In poetry:

And gaze and gaze
Vaguely until
Nothing is left
Save a grey ghost-hill.
"A Star" by Patrick Kavanagh
NISIDA.
Tell us of the proclamation
Publicly to-day presented
To the gaze of Rome.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Her old gaze shining tender,
That loving look, I see
Reproach me with soft splendour
That I should lonely be.
"Lines - I" by Manmohan Ghose
I loathe all earth, all life!
These Thracian women gaze
And whispering, go their ways,
Seeing I loathe my life.
"Eurydice" by Sophie Margaret Hensley
Julian
(gazing on the child).
As thou art in thy dreams without thy mother,
So are we lost in life without our God.
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
And there she stands and gazes round
With bright and searching eye,
Then sadly sighing turns away
And looks upon the sky.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte

In news:

(Nov 22, 2012) The young man stands at the edge of Table Bluff , gazing west into one of the greatest of romances: Rumpled ocean kissing moody sky, wind-embraced, fog-enswirled, sun-glinted.
The subtle language of posture, gaze, and touch.
The British press is an outrage-generating machine the likes of which we American reporters can only gaze upon with awe.
Gray Lady Turns Gaze on Itself in Miller Case.
Which means that when someone breaks the social contract by talking loudly or not going quietly to the back of the queue, the only appropriate response is a withering gaze.
Once again, we sit on the sand and gaze across the water to the shores we circled .
Erie Otters coach Robbie Ftorek's gaze went to the huge brown tarp suspended from the rafters of Erie Insurance Arena.
Star Gazing Coming Together .
As you gaze along the sidelines at a Minarets High School or Minarets Youth football game, you can't help but notice Hannah Lewis, the cheerleader with the infectious smile.
I muster up the energy to raise my head and see a girl in her twenties relaxing on a rock and gazing out to sea.
In the age of Google Earth we can gaze into our computer screen and be instantly transported anywhere in the world.
Keita Onishi's music video is so spellbinding that it evokes a computer screen saver, making the viewer want to gaze mindlessly at the screen until it begins again.
Knives In the back of a Venice storefront, Jon Broida slides a knife over a whetstone as a young area chef on break gazes adoringly at his new toy.
NEW YORK — As I gazed at the faces of the more than 2,000 American service members killed since the war in Afghanistan began almost 11 years ago, I found myself thinking of lines of Kipling.
Colorado legislators gaze over fiscal cliff.
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In science:

This is the reason for the similarities between the PHE and the so-called Beenakker-Senftleben effect, which concerns the transport coefficients of dilute paramagnetic gazes .
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
Naive introspection conveys to us the vivid feeling that our visual perception of the outside world is remarkably stable and invariant despite the fact that we move our gaze and body.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
The result may not be good enough for excellent and stable eye tracking due to noise that contaminate gaze data acquired and detection of fixation may help to deal with this.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
When the user got a failing calibration rate he/she must recalibrate the system to achieve high accuracy gazing of the mouse. When the user got a high calibration rate he/she may now use the tool. Mouse pointer scrolling clicking is ready to use for the selecting the desired keys or templates in Eye GUIDE Messenger.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
The software for eye gazing will extract some eye features from the image captured by the camera, such as pupil centre or iris centre. The direction of gaze estimation is achieved from the pictures acquired by the camera.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
At the classical level, and if we confine our gaze to the electroweak sector alone, this would seem to be unob jectionable, and indeed very much in line with how Occam might suggest that we parametrize our ignorance of the symmetry breaking dynamics.
Future Summary
The intent of the review talk was to give a broad and well-illustrated overview of recent work on the icy middle and outer Solar system, in a style interesting for those astronomers whose gaze is otherwise drawn to more distant realms.
Icy Bodies in the New Solar System
Zinovjev, Gazing into the multiparton distribution equations in QCD, Phys.
The GS09 double parton distribution functions
On the other hand, if our experience of the world came entirely from gazing at the heavens, and if we nonetheless developed a geometry, then this would probably be what we in fact call spherical geometry.
Numbers
Similar line emission has recently been observed from comets, most probably as a result of charge exchange between solar wind particles and cometary neutral gazes (e.g.
X- and Gamma-Ray Line Emission Processes
The colors also help distinguish the ball from its background thus allowing the catcher to gaze in the direction of the ball.
Collapsing the Wavefunction of a Baseball
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