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Valid words made from Gaze

You can make 11 words from 'gaze' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'gaze'

GAZE 14 

3 letters words from 'gaze'

ZAG 13ZEA 12

2 letters words from 'gaze'

AE 2AG 3
EA 2ZA 11
ZE 11 

All 4 letters words made out of gaze

gaze agze gzae zgae azge zage gaez agez geaz egaz aegz eagz gzea zgea geza egza zega ezga azeg zaeg aezg eazg zeag ezag

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gaze. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gaze.

Definitions and meaning of gaze



Akin to Swedish dialectal gasa and Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌲𐌰𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (usgasjan, to terrify).


  • IPA(key): /ɡeɪz/
  • Rhymes: -eɪz
  • Homophone: gays


gaze (third-person singular simple present gazes, present participle gazing, simple past and past participle gazed)

  1. (intransitive) To stare intently or earnestly.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13
      Gerty MacDowell who was seated near her companions, lost in thought, gazing far away into the distance was, in very truth, as fair a specimen of winsome Irish girlhood as one could wish to see.
    They gazed at the stars for hours.
    In fact, for Antonioni this gazing is probably the most fundamental of all cognitive activities ... (from Thinking in the Absence of Image)
    • Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
  2. (transitive, poetic) To stare at.


  • gape, stare, look


  • (to stare intently): ogle

Derived terms

  • at gaze
  • begaze
  • foregaze
  • gazer



gaze (plural gazes)

  1. A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
  2. (archaic) The object gazed on.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
  3. (psychoanalysis) In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the relationship of the subject with the desire to look and awareness that one can be viewed.
    • 2003, Amelia Jones, The feminism and visual culture reader, p.35:
      She counters the tendency to focus on critical strategies of resisting the male gaze, raising the issue of the female spectator.

Derived terms

  • foregaze
  • male gaze
  • white gaze





  • IPA(key): /ɡɑz/
  • Homophones: gaz, gazes, gazent

Etymology 1

From Arabic قَزّ(qazz, silk) (pronounced in the dialects with /ɡ/), less likely from غَزَّة(ḡazza, Gaza), a city associated with silk production.


gaze f (plural gazes)

  1. gauze

Etymology 2



  1. first-person singular present indicative of gazer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of gazer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of gazer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of gazer
  5. second-person singular imperative of gazer

Further reading

  • “gaze” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).



  • Hyphenation: ga‧ze
  • Rhymes: -azi, -azɨ


gaze f (plural gazes)

  1. gauze (thin fabric with open weave)
  2. gauze (cotton fabric used as surgical dressing)



  • IPA(key): [ˈɡaze]


gaze n

  1. indefinite plural of gaz

  • to look intently.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)