Definition of stargazer in English:

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stargazer

Pronunciation: /ˈstärˌɡāzər/

noun

1 informal An astronomer or astrologer.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1A daydreamer.
Example sentences
  • 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)..
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

stargaze

Pronunciation: /ˈstärˌɡāz/
verb
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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Syllabification: star·gaz·er

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