Gazed vs Glimpsed - What's the difference?

gazed | glimpsed |


As verbs the difference between gazed and glimpsed

is that gazed is (gaze) while glimpsed is (glimpse).

gazed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (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)

    References

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    glimpsed

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (glimpse)

  • glimpse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A brief look, glance, or peek.
  • :
  • *(Samuel Rogers) (1763-1855)
  • *:Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen.
  • *
  • *:Selwyn, sitting up rumpled and cross-legged on the floor, after having boloed Drina to everybody's exquisite satisfaction, looked around at the sudden rustle of skirts to catch a glimpse of a vanishing figure—a glimmer of ruddy hair and the white curve of a youthful face, half-buried in a muff.
  • A sudden flash.
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:Light as the lightning glimpse they ran.
  • A faint idea; an inkling.
  • Verb

    (glimps)
  • To see or view briefly or incompletely.
  • I have only begun to glimpse the magnitude of the problem.
  • To appear by glimpses.
  • (Drayton)

    Synonyms

    * perceive, notice, detect, spot, catch sight of