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GAZE, v.i. [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.

GAZE, v.t. To view with fixed attention.

And gazed awhile the ample sky.

[It is little used as a transitive verb.]

GAZE, n. 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.



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GAZE, v.i. [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.

GAZE, v.t. To view with fixed attention.

And gazed awhile the ample sky.

[It is little used as a transitive verb.]

GAZE, n. 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.

GAZE, n.

  1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder or admiration; a continued look of attention. With secret gaze, / Or open admiration, him behold. Milton.
  2. The object gazed on; that which causes one to gaze. Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze. Milton.

GAZE, v.i. [Qu. Gr. αγαζομαι, to be astonished, and Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. חזה chazah, 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. Shak. Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? Acts i.


GAZE, v.t.

To view with fixed attention. And gazed awhile the ample sky. Milton. [It is little used as a transitive verb.]


Gaze
  1. 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? Acts i. 11.

    Syn. -- To gape; stare; look. -- To Gaze, Gape, Stare. To gaze is to look with fixed and prolonged attention, awakened by excited interest or elevated emotion; to gape is to look fixedly, with open mouth and feelings of ignorant wonder; to stare is to look with the fixedness of insolence or of idiocy. The lover of nature gazes with delight on the beauties of the landscape; the rustic gapes with wonder at the strange sights of a large city; the idiot stares on those around with a vacant look.

  2. To view with attention; to gaze on.

    [R.]

    And gazed a while the ample sky. Milton.

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

    With secret gaze
    Or open admiration him behold.
    Milton.

  4. The object gazed on.

    Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze. Milton.

    At gaze (a) (Her.) With the face turned directly to the front; -- said of the figures of the stag, hart, buck, or hind, when borne, in this position, upon an escutcheon. (b) In a position expressing sudden fear or surprise; -- a term used in stag hunting to describe the manner of a stag when he first hears the hounds and gazes round in apprehension of some hidden danger; hence, standing agape; idly or stupidly gazing.

    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!
    Tennyson.

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Gaze

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 1:1.

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

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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