gaze /ˈgez/ 不及物動詞
Gaze v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gazed p. pr. & vb. n. Gazing.] 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.
Usage: -- 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. --Milton.
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.
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.
n : a long fixed look; "he fixed his paternal gaze on me" [syn:
v : look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher
with amazement" [syn: stare]