Dictionary: GAZE – GEE, or JEE

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GAZE, v.i. [Qu. Gr. αγαζομαι, to be astonished, and Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. חזה chazah, 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. Shak. Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? Acts i.

GAZE, v.t.

To view with fixed attention. And gazed awhile the ample sky. Milton. [It is little used as a transitive verb.]


  1. Looking with a gaze; looking intently. Spenser.
  2. Given to gazing. [1841 Addenda only.]


A hound that pursues by the sight rather than by the scent. Encyc. Johnson.

GA-ZELL', n. [Fr. gazelle; Sp. gazela; Port. gazella; from the Arabic. The verb under which this word is placed غَزَلَ gazala, is rendered to remove, withdraw, retire or be separate.]

An animal of Africa and India, of the genus Antelope. It partakes of the nature of the goat and the deer. Like the goat, the gazell has hollow permanent horns, and it feeds on shrubs; but in size and delicacy, and in the nature and color of its hair, it resembles the roe-buck. It has cylindrical horns, most frequently annulated at the base, and bunches of hair on its fore legs. It has a most brilliant, beautiful eye. Goldsmith. Ed. Encyc.


View. [Not in use.] Spenser.

GAZ'ER, n.

One who gazes; one who looks steadily and intently, from delight, admiration or study. Pope.

GA-ZETTE, n. [gazet'; It. gazzetta; Fr. gazette. Gazetta is said to have been a Venetian coin, which was the price of the first newspaper, and hence the name.]

A newspaper; a sheet or half sheet of paper containing an account of transactions and events of public or private concern, which are deemed important and interesting. The first gazette in England was published at Oxford in 1665. On the removal of the court to London, the title was changed to the London Gazette. It is now the official newspaper, and published on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Encyc.

GA-ZETTE, v.t. [gazet'.]

To insert in a gazette; to announce or publish in a gazette.


Published in a gazette.


  1. A writer of news, or an officer appointed to publish news by authority. Johnson. Pope
  2. The title of a newspaper.
  3. A book containing a brief description of empires, kingdoms, cities, towns, and rivers, in a country or in the whole world, alphabetically arranged; a book of topographical descriptions.

GAZ'ING, ppr. [See Gaze.]

Looking with fixed attention.


A person gazed at with scorn or abhorrence; an object of curiosity or contempt. Bp. Hall.

GA-ZON', n. [Fr. turf.]

In fortification, pieces of turf used to line parapets and the traverses of galleries. Harris.

GEAL, v.i. [Fr. geler; L. gelo.]

To congeal. [Obs.]

GEAR, n. [Sax. gearwian, gyrian, to prepare; gearw, prepared, prompt; gearwa, habit, clothing, apparatus; G. gar, D. gaar, dressed, done, ready; perhaps Sw. garfva, to tan.]

  1. Apparatus; whatever is prepared; hence, habit; dress; ornaments. Array thyself in her most gorgeous gear. Spenser.
  2. More generally, the harness or furniture of beasts; whatever is used in equipping horses or cattle for draught; tackle.
  3. In Scotland, warlike accouterments; also, goods, riches. Jamieson.
  4. Business; matters. [Obs.] Spenser.
  5. By seamen pronounced jears, – which see.

GEAR, v.t.

To dress; to put on gear; to harness.

GEAR'ED, pp.

Dressed; harnessed.


  1. Harness.
  2. The manner of arranging machinery.

GEAR'ING, ppr.

Dressing; harnessing.

GE'A-SON, n. [s as z.]

Rare; uncommon; wonderful. [Obs.] Spenser.

GEAT, n. [D. gat. See Gate.]

The hole through which metal runs into a mold in castings. Moxon.

GECK, n. [G. geck; Sw. gäck; Dan. giek.]

A dupe. [Obs.] Shak.

GECK, v.t. [To cheat, trick or gull. Obs.]

GEE, or JEE, exclam.

A word used by teamsters, directing their teams to pass further to the right, or from the driver, when on the near aide; opposed to hoi or haw.