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).
Etymology: 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
Etymology: [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
If you think about it for long enough, any story about the presidency is a story about the meaning of life and, in that sense, a story about death. If you stare at it hard enough, ambition can look like running hopelessly away from mortality.
He had a very cold stare.
When life hands us a beutiful bouquet of flowers we stare at it in cautious expectation of a bee.
Out in public [people] will stare at me, point, or talk about me—I don't care about that.
We were in and out of the room -- because how long could you sit there and stare at a screen ?
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- mirar fixamentCatalan, Valencian
- glo, stirreDanish
- starren, anstarrenGerman
- observar, mirar fijamenteSpanish
- tuijottaa, tuijotellaFinnish
- fixer des yeuxFrench
- dian-amhaircScottish Gaelic
- stara, glápaIcelandic
- じろじろ見る, 見詰めるJapanese
- whetē, ngangahu, titiro mākutu, titiro whakatau, paoMāori
- wpatrywać się, gapić sięPolish
- encarar, fitarPortuguese
- уставиться, пялиться, глазеть, таращиться, пристально смотретьRussian
- gaifátNorthern Sami
- stirra, gloSwedish
- முறைத்துப் பாருங்கள்Tamil
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