Definitions

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  • v. To gaze at.

Etymologies

From be- (“at, over, around”) +‎ gaze. (Wiktionary)

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  • "Begaze" is listed in the OED and Webster 2.

    May 25, 2011

  • I had not leisure to see our friend Masclet, who is prefect there; I could only run along the rampart and begaze the site of Lord Nelson's misemployment.
    —William Taylor, 1802, letter to Thomas Martin, collected in Robberd's Memoir of Taylor's life and writings (1843)

    Meseemes she doth begaze with meltynge stare
    Her weddynge-bedde, hynceforthe anodhers share.
    —William Taylor's 1801 play Wortigerne, supposed to be by Rowley, the 15th-century poet invented by Thomas Chatterton

    One sporadic modern use:

    Arts of peace, intent
    To begaze the star—
    —Manmohan Ghose, 1970, Collected Poems

    August 19, 2008

  • Hello frog. I like frogs. Have you checked the OED on this one? It may just be obsolete.

    August 19, 2008

  • There's no such word, officially at least.

    OK, I stand corrected, but none of the online dictionaries list it. Plus its usage seems to be limited to old poetry.

    August 19, 2008