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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Mandy Moore:

    I got to stare at his butt all day because in the scene he’s supposed to be naked, just covering his bits with a towel, because we’re supposed to be having some sexy time, so that was maybe the only awkward part.

  2. Dean Koontz, Shadow Fires ( early book):

    When life hands us a beutiful bouquet of flowers we stare at it in cautious expectation of a bee.

  3. Leah Greenbaum:

    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.

  4. Charles Lauller:

    You can stare into the past but only your future is within your control.

  5. Daniel Kiss:

    There's a legitimate chance he's going to have to stare Jerry Sandusky in the eye from about 10 feet away and tell what happened, that's what he told us he wanted, and that's why we did what we did. Every victim deserves the right to face their accuser and have that closure, that justice, to speak what occurred to them. That's what Anthony wanted.

Images & Illustrations of stare

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