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GAZE, verb intransitive [Gr. to be astonished, and Heb. to see or look, that is, to fix the eye or to reach with the eye.]

To fix the eyes and look steadily and earnestly; to look with eagerness or curiosity; as in admiration, astonishment, or in study.

A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind.

Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into

heaven? Acts 1:11.

GAZE, verb transitive To view with fixed attention.

And gazed awhile the ample sky.

[It is Little Used as a transitive verb.]

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

With secret gaze

Or open admiration, him behold--

1. The object gazed on; that which causes one to gaze

Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze