What does stare mean?

Definitions for stare
stɛərstare

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stare.

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
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Susie Myerson:

    They call it the tall wall on Sunset. I mean, I had to rush over there and park the car and just stare at it.

  2. Richard Fidler:

    We’ve kind of approached a natural limit with how much we can stare down at screens. The next natural place for that screen to live is thoroughly integrated into what we’re seeing so we don’t ever look down at the screen because the world has become the screen, in some sense it’s horrifying.

  3. Lindsey Graham:

    What is the environmental policy of the Republican Party? When I ask that question, I get a blank stare, if I'm president of the United States, we're going to address climate change and CO2 emissions in a business-friendly way.

  4. Unknown:

    Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you speak with a Desi Person about the glass being half-empty or half-full, she/he will immediately inform you that the glass belongs to her/his Desi family, and they've owned it for generations, so it's none of your business to stare at their glass. She/he will advice you to bring your own glass (BYOG).

Images & Illustrations of stare

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