gaze (v.) Look up gaze at Dictionary.com
late 14c., probably of Scandinavian origin (compare Norwegian, Swedish dialectal gasa "to gape"), perhaps related somehow to Old Norse ga "heed" (see gawk). Related: Gazed; gazing.
gaze (n.) Look up gaze at Dictionary.com
1540s, "thing stared at;" 1560s as "long look," from gaze (v.).