What does stare mean?

Definitions for stare
stɛərstare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stare(verb)

    a fixed look with eyes open wide

  2. gaze, stare(verb)

    look at with fixed eyes

    "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"

  3. stare(verb)

    fixate one's eyes

    "The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly"

Wiktionary

  1. stare(Noun)

    A persistent gaze.

    Etymology: From staren, from starian, from starājanan, from stere-. Cognate with staren, starren, stare, starr. More at start.

  2. stare(Verb)

    To look fixedly (at something).

    Etymology: From staren, from starian, from starājanan, from stere-. Cognate with staren, starren, stare, starr. More at start.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stare(noun)

    the starling

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  2. Stare(verb)

    to look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  3. Stare(verb)

    to be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  4. Stare(verb)

    to stand out; to project; to bristle

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  5. Stare(verb)

    to look earnestly at; to gaze at

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  6. Stare(noun)

    the act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

Freebase

  1. Staré

    Staré is a village and municipality in Michalovce District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stare

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stare' in Verbs Frequency: #258

Anagrams for stare »

  1. arste, aster, rates, resat, setar, tares, tarse, Taser, taser, tears, teras

  2. Arste

  3. Taser

How to pronounce stare?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say stare in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stare in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stare in a Sentence

  1. Simone Williams ':

    When my hair is fully styled and big and voluminous I get a lot of stares, a lot of comments, lots of compliments, i want to think that everything is positive, but there are some people who stare like they have no idea what's going on or what they're looking at.

  2. Cometan:

    Deeply stare upward towards the world beyond and imagine every possibility.

  3. W. H. Davies:

    What is this life if, so full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Stare at the Newborn baby then you'll see love and peace.

  5. Conseuquel:

    Who would have known? I was walking in a mall and between the crowd of shoppers shoving around and wandering about their business my eyes meet a familiar face. A face I haven't seen in years. Our gazes meet. We stare for mere seconds before the both of us look away pretending one hadn't seen the other and we quickly disappear into our now separate lives. But when I went home, I still had the Best Friends necklace you gave me in Elementary and the Senior ring we had in high school , stuffed in some drawer beneath clothes and books gathering dust as the years rolled by. I still have that photo album that starts with our picture as little girls dressing up as princesses to the day we held certificates with our gowns on. All through that journey we had been hand in hand from our first day of school to our first fight to prom night. From skipping class to plotting against teachers to every crush we had. Every exam we failed and every rule we broke. The times we sat together in detention and the times we never bothered showing up. All the hard times we pushed through and all the success we celebrated. Every fire alarm, birthday candle and breakup. We've been with each other through all and more until the day college split us apart. Your texts became shorter and your calls became rare. And I wonder how brutal graduation was for ripping us apart like that. Yesterday inseparable sisters, today a stranger.

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