1 informal An astronomer or astrologer.
- The telescopes will be available to the public on the first Friday of every month to give fledgling stargazers an insight into astronomy.
- One of the stargazers was solar astronomer, Professor John Parkinson, from Sheffield Hallam University in England.
- Astronomers, astronauts, and old-fashioned stargazers will be on hand to help them explore the romance of the night sky.
- Dream chaser, stargazer, that's what I am and I've always known I'd come back home when I found my journey's end.
- We would, stargazers predicted 10 years ago, control our computers by speaking to them: ‘Find me everything on daft predictions about speech recognition.’
- My teacher could not have understood it, for he was merely a stargazer and not a man of the art of languages.
2A fish of warm seas that normally lies buried in the sand with only its eyes, which are on top of the head, protruding.
- A widely distributed fish that has electric organs (family Uranoscopidae: several genera). (sand stargazer) A western Atlantic fish (family Dactyloscopidae: several genera).
- Dactyloscopids derive their common name, sand stargazers, from their eyes, which protrude from the tops of their heads, sometimes on stalks.
- A closely related Mediterranean fish, with similar characteristics and uses, is Uranoscopus scaber, the stargazer, so called because its eyes look upwards even more markedly than those of the weevers.
- Emperor shrimp danced over sea cucumbers' backs and stargazers gazed into the blackness with their sad smiles.
- Example sentences
- Take 43-year-old Linda Ransome - by day she is an IT consultant, but by night she can still be found stargazing.
- We lay on the drive stargazing and saw a shooting star.
- Or spend a more subdued evening stargazing through the telescope in your suite before getting cozy in front of the wood-burning fireplace.
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