Gazest vs Gapest - What's the difference?

gazest | gapest |


In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between gazest and gapest

is that gazest is (archaic) (gaze) while gapest is (archaic) (gape).

As verbs the difference between gazest and gapest

is that gazest is (archaic) (gaze) while gapest is (archaic) (gape).

gazest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (archaic) (gaze)

  • gaze

    English

    Verb

    (gaz)
  • To stare intently or earnestly.
  • * 1922 , (James Joyce), 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.
    In fact, for Antonioni this gazing is probably the most fundamental of all cognitive activities ... (from Thinking in the Absence of Image)
  • * Bible, Acts i. 11
  • Why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
  • (poetic) To stare at.
  • * 1667': Strait toward Heav'n my wondring Eyes I turnd, / And '''gaz'd a while the ample Skie — John Milton, ''Paradise Lost (book VIII)
  • Synonyms

    * gape, stare, look

    Troponyms

    * (to stare intently) ogle

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention.
  • *
  • *:Captain Edward Carlisle, soldier as he was, martinet as he was, felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze , her alluring smile; he could not tell what this prisoner might do.
  • (lb) The object gazed on.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:made of my enemies the scorn and gaze
  • 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

    * (l)

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    gapest

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic) (gape)

  • gape

    English

    Verb

    (gap)
  • To open the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, as in a yawn, anger, or surprise.
  • * 1723 , , The Journal of a Modern Lady'', 1810, Samuel Johnson, ''The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper , Volume 11, page 467,
  • She stretches, gapes , unglues her eyes, / And asks if it be time to rise;
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=9 citation , passage=Eustace gaped at him in amazement. When his urbanity dropped away from him, as now, he had an innocence of expression which was almost infantile. It was as if the world had never touched him at all.}}
  • To stare in wonder.
  • To open wide; to display a gap.
  • * '', Act 1, Scene 1, 1807, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens (editors),''The plays of William Shakspeare , Volume X, page 291,
  • May that ground gape , and swallow me alive, / Where I shall kneel to him who slew my father!
  • * 1662 , , Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 74:
  • "Nor is he deterr'd from the belief of the perpetual flying of the Manucodiata, by the gaping of the feathers of her wings, (which seem thereby less fit to sustain her body) but further makes the narration probable by what he has observed in Kites hovering in the Aire, as he saith, for a whole hour together without any flapping of their wings or changing place."
  • * , Cato Major, Of Old Age: A Poem , 1710, page 25,
  • The hungry grave for her due tribute gapes :

    Noun

  • (uncommon) An act of gaping; a yawn.
  • (Addison)
  • A large opening.
  • (uncountable) A disease in poultry caused by gapeworm in the windpipe, a symptom of which is frequent gaping.
  • The width of an opening.
  • (zoology) The maximum opening of the mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is open.
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