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Definition of the noun gaze

What does gaze mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gazes

  1. a long fixed look
    • example: he fixed his paternal gaze on me
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of gaze: regard
    • more generic word: stare = a fixed look with eyes open wide

Alternative definition of the noun gaze


  1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
  2. [archaic]: The object gazed on.

Definition of the verb gaze

What does gaze mean as a doing word?

Gaze is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: gazed | gazing | gazes

  1. look at with fixed eyes

Alternative definition of the verb gaze


  1. [intransitive] To stare intently or earnestly.
  2. [transitive] [poetic] To stare at.


Gaze were an indie pop band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They released two albums on K Records during the late 1990s.

  • members:
  • albums: "Mitsumeru", "Shake the Pounce", "So Sad"


  1. "Gaze" is a composition.
  2. "Gaze" is The Beautiful South's eighth original album, released in 2003. The release was supported by a tour entitled Gaze With The Beautiful South. This was also the debut for Allison Wheeler who replaced the departing Jacqui Abbott. All songs were written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray.


"Gaze" is a book by Michael Meyersfeld.


"Gaze" is a 2004 documentary film written and directed by Kim Hye-jee.


"GAZE" is a sculpture by Roger Berry. Created for a children's park, the doe and fawn are a memory of the herds that once roamed the hills around the neighborhood.

  • completed in (25 years ago)
  • media: cor-ten steel


  1. Gaze refers to the vision-act. In the psychoanalytical theory of Jacques Lacan, gaze is the anxious state that comes with the awareness that one can be viewed. The psychological effect, Lacan argues, is that the subject loses a degree of autonomy upon realizing that he or she is a visible object. This concept is bound with his theory of the mirror stage, in which a child encountering a mirror realizes that he or she has an external appearance. Lacan suggests that this gaze effect can similarly be produced by any conceivable object such as a chair or a television screen. This is not to say that the object behaves optically as a mirror; instead it means that the awareness of any object can induce an awareness of also being an object.
    • also known as 凝視
  2. Gaze is an annual film festival which takes place in Dublin, Ireland each bank holiday weekend in late July–early August. It began in 1992 and is now Ireland's largest LGBT film event. People attend from across the world, with at least 5,000 expected to attend the 2009 festival.
    • also known as Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, GAZE International LGBT Film Festival
    • official website:
  3. Gaze: The term gaze is frequently used in physiology to describe coordinated motion of the eyes and neck. The lateral gaze is controlled by the paramedian pontine reticular formation. The vertical gaze is controlled by the rostral interstitial nucleus of medial longitudinal fasciculus and the interstitial nucleus of Cajal.
  4. GAZE is an acronym for the Basque term 'gazte ekinzale' which refers to an entrepreneurial youth.

Phrases with Gaze

  1. At Gaze
  2. Nancy Reagan Gaze

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Gaze

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Google previewThe Matrixial Borderspace (2006)

by Bracha Ettinger

The gaze is the objet a — the cause of desire in the scopic field.

According to Lacan's hypothesis, the gaze is a model of a purged objet a because it is not " polluted" by the demand of the subject, but rather reflects desire in its distilled form.

Google previewRisking Difference (2012)

Identification, Race, and Community in Contemporary Fiction and Feminism by Jean Wyatt

The gaze is the point of failure in a visible world structured by the...

Google previewHeroic Desire (1998)

Lesbian Identity and Cultural Space by Sally Munt

The heterosexist gaze is a speculation which has a doubling effect - to include at the same time it casts out. It is an act of appropriation, ...

Google previewThe Fourth Revolution (2014)

How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality by Luciano Floridi

The gaze is a composite phenomenon, with a long and valuable tradition of analyses. 19 The idea is rather straightforward: it is...

Google previewArt in Mind (2005)

How Contemporary Images Shape Thought by Ernst van Alphen

For him, the gaze is the look that ahistoricizes and disembodies itself and objectifies or takes hold of the contemplated...

The gaze is a reading attitude that conflates model and figure in representation, an attitude that is encouraged by ...

Google previewThe Church School Journal (1906)

gaze is the aspect of vote-getting. The need of great reforms today is apparent to any eye which can see the 'real primacy of moral issues. Christ, is standing before Caiaphas repeatedly. in moral' crises but unfortunately for the Christian ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

boor, bumbler, bumpkin, bungler, churl, clod, dolt, dunderhead, fool, gape, gawp, gaze, goggle, ignoramus, look, lout, lubber, marvel, oaf, simpleton, stare, watch, wonder, yahoo gawky awkward, clownish, clumsy, gauche, loutish, lumbering, ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

gaze [gahz] (French) gauze.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tourism (2002)

by Jafar Jafari

gaze. There is considerable debate in the sociology of tourism as to the social and cultural bases of tourism. One important strand has been to emphasise the role of the senses in generating different tourism practices. In particular, it is argued ...

Google previewGirl Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 Volumes] (2007)

An Encyclopedia by Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

theorizes that those who are always under the gaze will start to regulate themselves and internalize forms of bodily discipline. In Foucault's examples, such populations include prisoners, mental ...


by Franz Pochhacker

CECILIA WADENSJÖ GAZE ↑ BODY LANGUAGE → EYE TRACKING, → VISUAL ACCESS Interpreting as an interactional process is influenced by a number of variables belonging to the sphere of NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION . Gaze ...

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Usage statistics about gaze

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Quotes about Gaze

If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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Scrabble value of G2A1Z10E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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