What does stare mean?

Definitions for starestɛər

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"


  1. stare(Noun)

    A persistent gaze.

  2. stare(Verb)

    To look fixedly (at something).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stare(noun)

    the 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

  3. Stare(verb)

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

  4. Stare(verb)

    to stand out; to project; to bristle

  5. Stare(verb)

    to look earnestly at; to gaze at

  6. Stare(noun)

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

  7. Origin: [AS. staer. See Starling.]


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rhonda Roxburgh:

    He had a very cold stare.

  2. Sipho P Nkosi:

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

  3. Unknown:

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

  4. Charles Lauller:

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

  5. W. H. Davies:

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

Images & Illustrations of stare

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