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