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!

(Ga*zee"bo) n. [Humorously formed from gaze.] A summerhouse so situated as to command an extensive prospect. [Colloq.]

(Gaze"ful) a. Gazing. [R.] Spenser.

(Gaze"hound`) n. A hound that pursues by the sight rather than by the scent. Sir W. Scott.

(Ga"zel) n. The black currant; also, the wild plum. [Prov. Eng.]

(Ga*zel") n. (Zoöl.) See Gazelle.

2. Finely; splendidly; showily; as, ladies gayly dressed; a flower gayly blooming. Pope.

(Gayne) v. i. [See Gain.] To avail. [Obs.]

(Gay"ness) n. Gayety; finery. [R.]

(Gay"some) a. Full of gayety. Mir. for Mag.

(Gay"tre) n. [See Gaitre.] The dogwood tree. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Gaze) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gazed (gazd); p. pr. & vb. n. Gazing.] [OE. gasen, akin to dial. Sw. gasa, cf. Goth. us-gaisjan to terrify, us- geisnan to be terrified. Cf. Aghast, Ghastly, Ghost, Hesitate.] 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.

(Gaze), v. t. To view with attention; to gaze on. [R.]

And gazed a while the ample sky.

(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.

2. The object gazed on.

Made of my enemies the scorn and gaze.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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