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
Examples of stare in a Sentence
He had a very cold stare.
Stare at the Newborn baby then you'll see love and peace.
Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future.
You can stare into the past but only your future is within your control.
What is this life if, so full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.
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- 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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