Gaze, n. 1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
With secret gazeMilton.
Or open admiration him behold.
2. 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,Tennyson.
Than that earth should stand at gaze like Joshua's moon in Ajalon!
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