Gaze Wiki - What is the gaze?

In critical theory, sociology, and psychoanalysis, the philosophic term the gaze (French le regard) describes the act of seeing and the act of being seen. The concept and the social applications of the gaze have been defined and explained by existentialist and phenomenologist philosophers; Jean-Paul Sartre, in Being and Nothingness (1943); Michel Foucault in Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975) developed the concept of the gaze to illustrate the dynamics of socio-political power relations and the social dynamics of society's mechanisms of discipline; and Jacques Derrida, in The Animal that Therefore I Am (More to Come) (1997) elaborated upon the inter-species relations that exist among animals and human beings, which are established by way of the gaze..

What does the word gaze mean? Find synonyms, antonyms and the meaning of the word gaze in our free online dictionary! Find words starting with gaze and anagrams of gaze.

Definitions of "gaze"

  • To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention. verb-intransitive
  • A steady, fixed look. noun
  • To stare intently or earnestly. verb
  • (poetic) To stare at. verb
  • A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention. noun
  • The object gazed on. noun
  • In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed. noun
  • A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention. noun
  • The object gazed on. noun
  • To fix the eyes in a steady and earnest look; to look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or with studious attention. verb-intransitive
  • To view with attention; to gaze on . verb-transitive
  • To look steadily or intently; look with eagerness or curiosity, as in admiration, astonishment, or anxiety.
  • Synonyms Gape, etc. See stare.
  • To look at intently or with fixed attention.
  • A fixed or intent look, as of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention. noun
  • The object gazed on; a gazing-stock. noun
  • In heraldry, standing and turning the head so as to look out from the shield: said only of the hart: equivalent to statant affrontė, which is applied to other beasts used as charges. noun
  • a long fixed look noun
  • look at with fixed eyes verb

The word "gaze" in example sentences

"We have Obama particularly looking down a lot ... and now looking down - what I call gaze aversion - is a new measure that has to go along with blink frequency," he said.. [The MetroWest Daily News Homepage RSS]

I asked, transferring my gaze from the somber shutters ... to the window with the bright stickers and colorful mamie leaning out.. [mamie - French Word-A-Day]

His wife lifted her gaze from the pots and pans, and followed his in a keen scrutiny of the river.. [THE GOD OF HIS FATHERS]

Her gaze is so incredibly direct, so unyielding, that he just has to look away.. [CLOUD DANCING • by J. Thomas Arant]

Paladin stood up, nodded his head, and consciously averting his gaze from the poor souls on the wall, walked towards the bedroom area.. [Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Jmilb’s Review Forum]

Rosemary walked into the diner in a single, long, lithe movement that drew my gaze from the list of eggs done every which way.. [Archive 2009-07-01]

It deflects our gaze from the real threats of economic meltdown, political complicity, and environmental apocalypse.. [Randall Amster: WikiLessons: War Is a Joke, But It Isn't Funny]

Their gaze is direct into the lens, with what might be described as a "straight face" common to the long exposure requirements of that era's photography.. [John]

Looking down again, our gaze is drawn to the high altar (by Balthasar Esterbauer after a design of Johann Dientzenhofer):. [Catholic Bamberg: Banz Abbey]

She slid her gaze from the ceiling over to the little sink at which the doctor stood, rubbing his hands beneath the gurgle.. [Excerpt: The Postmistress by Sarah Blake]

Soon after I thought I was whirl'd away 'in the Spirit' to Rochester, and had to gaze from the top of the old Castle, and tried in vain to encompass the works at Chatham amidst a pouring rain!. [Letter 289]

Her gaze is stunned and she looks confused and uncertain, but not ready to run from him.. [Change (2/3)]

Throughout the two days, Andy could hardly detract his gaze from the aforementioned lovely, as you can see on the right.. [Web Translations » Blog Archive » They’re not shy on the continent…]

Curiously, Federico's gaze is focused not on the goddess Dialectic but beyond the frame to the adjacent portrait at the center of the northwest wall which depicts his son receiving an opened book from Rhetoric.. [Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro]

Almost ninety years later, the critic Ernest Newman recalled: 'Elgar told me that as a boy he used to gaze from the school windows in rapt wonder at the great trees in the park swaying in the wind; and he pointed out to me a passage in Gerontius in which he had recorded in music his subconscious memories of them.' —. [Archive 2008-10-01]

It may be a point that by ficussing on CCTV we avert our gaze from the real problme whichbis how did we ever breed feral youth in out estates in the first place. [The Soixante-neuf of Liberty]

Gaze Translates

TurkishGaze English to Turkish Translate
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Gaze on Social Media


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