a fixed look with eyes open wide
look at with fixed eyes
"The students stared at the teacher with amazement"
fixate one's eyes
"The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly"
A persistent gaze.
To look fixedly (at something).
Origin: From staren, from starian, from starājanan, from stere-. Cognate with staren, starren, stare, starr. More at start.
to look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object
to be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors
to stand out; to project; to bristle
to look earnestly at; to gaze at
the act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open
Origin: [AS. staer. See Starling.]
Staré is a village and municipality in Michalovce District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stār, v.i. to look at with a fixed gaze, as in horror, astonishment, &c.: to look fixedly.—v.t. to influence in some way by staring.—n. a fixed look.—ns. Stārēē′, one who is stared at; Stā′rer, one who stares or gazes; Stā′ring, the act of staring.—adv. Stā′ringly, in a staring manner: with a fixed look. [A.S. starian, from a Teut. root seen in Ger. starr, rigid; also in Eng. stern.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'stare' in Verbs Frequency: #258
arste, aster, rates, resat, setar, tares, tarse, Taser, taser, tears, teras
The numerical value of stare in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of stare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What is this life if, so full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
This broke my heart, i told him if people wanted to stare, they could stare at us both.
Jurors are looking the entire time, some glare and stare at the defendant the entire trial.
Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
She would just stare and stiffen, sometimes she would shake uncontrollably, she always loses control of her body so she’ll drop on the floor and bang her head.
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Translations for stare
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- mirar fixamentCatalan, Valencian
- glo, stirreDanish
- starren, anstarrenGerman
- observar, mirar fijamenteSpanish
- tuijottaa, tuijotellaFinnish
- fixer des yeuxFrench
- dian-amhaircScottish Gaelic
- stara, glápaIcelandic
- 見詰める, じろじろ見るJapanese
- pao, titiro mākutu, titiro whakatau, ngangahu, whetēMāori
- wpatrywać się, gapić sięPolish
- fitar, encararPortuguese
- пристально смотреть, пялиться, уставиться, глазеть, таращитьсяRussian
- gaifátNorthern Sami
- stirra, gloSwedish
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