What does stare mean?

Definitions for stare
stɛərstare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stareverb

    a fixed look with eyes open wide

  2. gaze, stareverb

    look at with fixed eyes

    "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"

  3. stareverb

    fixate one's eyes

    "The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly"

Wiktionary

  1. starenoun

    A persistent gaze.

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

  2. stareverb

    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. Starenoun

    the starling

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  2. Stareverb

    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. Stareverb

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

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  4. Stareverb

    to stand out; to project; to bristle

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  5. Stareverb

    to look earnestly at; to gaze at

    Etymology: [AS. staer. See Starling.]

  6. Starenoun

    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.]

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  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

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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. RJ Intindola:

    Stare your fears down and they will eventually disappear.

  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. 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.

  4. Joyce Stranger:

    I love cats. I love their grace and their elegance. I love their independence and their arrogance, and the way they lie and look at you, summing you up, surely to your detriment, with that unnerving, unwinking, appraising stare.

  5. Olivia Nuzzi:

    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.

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