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stare Explained

stare at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


stare at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. starian, from P.Gmc. *star- "be rigid." ///

stare at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W2S3 v [I] [Language: Old English; Origin: starian]//
1 to look at something or someone for a long time without moving your eyes, for example because you are surprised, angry, or bored: stare at// --What are you staring at?// stare (at sb) in disbelief/amazement/horror etc // --She stared at me in disbelief.// --She sat there staring into space (=looking for a long time at nothing) .//
2 be staring sb in the face: a) informal if something is staring you in the face, it is very clear or easy to notice but you have not noticed it// --The solution was staring me right in the face all along.// b) to seem impossible to avoid// --Defeat was staring us in the face.// stark staring mad at stark2 (2)// stare out [stare sb out] phr v// to look at someone for so long that they start to feel uncomfortable and look away//
stare 2 n [C] when you look at something for a long time in a steady way// --She gave him a long hard stare .// --She laughed, ignoring the stares of everyone around her.// --His pleas were met by a blank stare (=a stare with no expression, understanding, or interest) .//

stare at German => English Of Explained:


stare at German => English Of Explained:


stare at Italian => English Of Explained:

exist, life, lifetime, live, stand

stare at Swedish => English Of Explained:


stare at Swedish => english Of Explained:


stare at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "stare":
be amazed, be astonished, be curious, bedroom eyes, bore,
burn with curiosity, come-hither look, crane, crane the neck,
dig around for, dig up, evil eye, eye, gape, gaup, gawk, gaze,
gaze open-mouthed, glad eye, glare, gloat, glower, glowering look,
goggle, inquire, interrogate, look, malocchio, marvel,
nose around for, nose out, ogle, peer, penetrating look, query,
question, quiz, rubber, rubberneck, seek, stand aghast,
stand on tiptoe, stare at, stare down, stare hard,
stare openmouthed, want to know, watch, whammy, wonder

stare at Croatian => English Of Explained:


Stare at German => English Of Explained:

Stare [staːrə]npl

stare at Latin => English Of Explained:

y mind

stare at Swedish => English Of Explained:


stare at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Vision): vision, sight, optics, eyesight, view, look, glance, glimpse, glint, peep, gaze, stare, leer.

[V] (Wonder): wonder, marvel, admire, stare, gape.

stare at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
[V] ~ (at sb/sth) to look at sb/sth for a long time:
I screamed and everyone stared. * I stared blankly at the paper in front of me. * They stared up at the hole in the ceiling. * He sat staring into space (= looking at nothing). * She looked at them with dark staring eyes.


be staring sb in the face
1 to be obvious or easy to see:
The answer was staring us in the face.
2 to be certain to happen:
Defeat was staring them in the face.
be staring sth in the face to be unable to avoid sth:
They were staring defeat in the face.
stare sb out (BrE) (also stare sb down especially in AmE) to look into sb's eyes for a long time until they feel embarrassed and are forced to look away
noun an act of looking at sb/sth for a long time, especially in a way that is unfriendly or that shows surprise:
She gave him a blank stare. * He fixed the interviewer with a penetrating stare.

Stare at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stare \Stare\, n. [AS. st[ae]r. See {Starling}.] (Zo["o]l.)
The starling. [Obs.]

Stare \Stare\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {stared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{staring}.] [AS. starian; akin to LG. & D. staren, OHG.
star[=e]n, G. starren, Icel. stara; cf. Icel. stira, Dan.
stirre, Sw. stirra, and G. starr stiff, rigid, fixed, Gr. ?
solid (E. stereo-), Skr. sthira firm, strong. [root]166. Cf.
1. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear,
wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest
and prolonged gaze on some object.

For ever upon the ground I see thee stare.

Look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret.

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

3. To stand out; to project; to bristle. [Obs.]

Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare. --Shak.

Take off all the staring straws and jags in the
hive. --Mortimer.

Syn: To gaze; to look earnestly. See {Gaze}.

Stare \Stare\, v. t.
To look earnestly at; to gaze at.

I will stare him out of his wits. --Shak.

{To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be
undeniably evident. ``The law . . . stares them in the
face whilst they are breaking it.'' --Locke.

Stare \Stare\, n.
The act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open. ``A
dull and stupid stare.'' --Churchill.

stare at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Starling \Star"ling\, n. [OE. sterlyng, a dim. of OE. stare, AS.
st[ae]r; akin to AS. stearn, G. star, staar, OHG. stara,
Icel. starri, stari, Sw. stare, Dan. st[ae]r, L. sturnus. Cf.
{Stare} a starling.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any passerine bird belonging to {Sturnus} and
allied genera. The European starling ({Sturnus vulgaris})
is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss,
and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird,
and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also
{stare}, and {starred}. The pied starling of India is
{Sternopastor contra}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A California fish; the rock trout.

3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge
for protection and support; -- called also {sterling}.

{Rose-colored starling}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pastor}.

stare at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a fixed look with eyes open wide

v 1: look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher
with amazement" [syn: {gaze}]
2: fixate one's eyes; "The ancestor in the painting is staring
down menacingly"

stare at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Stare


Inter: wikipedi » a


From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » staren||lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » starian||to stare|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » starājanan||to be fixed, be rigid|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » stere-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » strē-||strong, steady|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » staren||to stare|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » starren||to stare|lang=de, Inter: etyl » no|- Inter: term » stare||to stare|lang=no, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » starr||stiff|lang=de. More at Inter: l » en|start.


* Inter: rhymes » ɛə(r)
  • Inter: homophones » stair


    Inter: en-verb » star|ing

  • Inter: intransitive » construed with at To look fixedly (at something).

  • Inter: quote-Fanny Hill » part=2
    |Her sturdy stallion had now unbutton'd, and produced naked, stiff, and erect, that wonderful machine, which I had never seen before, and which, for the interest my own seat of pleasure began to take furiously in it, I 'stard''' at with all the eyes I had


    * gaze, to stare intently or earnestly
    • ogle, to stare covetously or amorously

      Derived terms

      * stare someone in the face


      Inter: trans-top » To look fixedly
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|mirar fixament
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|凝視|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|凝视|tr=níngshì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|瞪眼|tr=dèngyǎn|sc=Hani, Inter: qualifier » informal Inter: t- » cmn|盯|alt=盯著|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|盯|alt=盯着|tr=dīng zhe|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|zírat
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|glo, Inter: t- » da|stirre
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|staren
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tuijottaa, Inter: qualifier » in an indifferent manner Inter: t- » fi|tuijotella
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|fixer des yeux
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|starren, Inter: t+ » de|anstarren
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|stara, Inter: t- » is|glápa
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|fissare

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|見詰める|tr=みつめる, mitsumeru, Inter: t- » ja|じろじろ見る|tr=jirojiro-miru
  • Northern Sami: Inter: tø » se|gaifát
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|stare
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|gapić się, Inter: t- » pl|wpatrywać się
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|fixar o olhar, Inter: t+ » pt|encarar
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|пристально смотреть|tr=pristal'no smotret', Inter: t+ » ru|глазеть|tr=glazét', Inter: t+ » ru|таращиться|tr=taráščit'ja Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Inter: t+ » ru|пялиться|tr=pjálit'ja Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Inter: t+ » ru|уставиться|tr=ustávit'ja Inter: qualifier » colloquial
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|dian-amhairc
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|observar, Inter: t- » es|mirar fijamente
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stirra, Inter: t+ » sv|glo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A persistent gaze.


    * arste, aster, rates, resat, setar, tares, tarse, Taser, taser, tears, teras

  • Dutch


    Inter: head » nl
  • Inter: nl-verb-form » n=sg|t=pres|m=subj|staren


    * Aster

  • Italian


    From Inter: etyl » la|it Inter: term » stare|stāre|lang=la, present active infinitive of Inter: term » sto|stō|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|it Inter: recons » steh₂-|lang=ine-pro.


    * Inter: IPA » /ˈ|ˈstaː.re|lang=it, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"|["]|lang=it
    • Inter: audio » It-stare.ogg|Audio


      Inter: it-ver » b Inter: intransitiv » e

  • To stay, to remain.
    1. To be.
    2. To live.
    3. Mia sorella sta a Roma. - My sister lives in Rome.
    4. Inter: context » followed by a To keep or stick.
    5. Inter: context » followed by a To be up to.
    6. Sta a te decidere. - 'Its up to''' you to decide.
    7. Inter: mathematics » lang=it To be.Inter: attention » it|should that definition be `to be in proportion to`, or is there some more general way it means `be` than is exemplified in the example sentence?|topic=mathematics
    8. 4 sta a 8 come 5 sta a 10. - 4 is to 8 as 5 is to 10.


      * (to stay, remain) restare, rimanere

  • Inter: qualifier » to be essere
  • Inter: qualifier » to live vivere, abitare
  • Inter: qualifier » to keep etc attenersi (a)
  • Inter: qualifier » to be up to toccare (a), spettare (a)

    Related terms

    * stagione
  • stanza
  • stare per
  • starsene
  • starci
  • starsi
  • stazione


    Inter: it-conj-are » st|essere

  • |pres2s=stai|pres3p=stanno


    * resta, sarte, tersa


    Inter: wikipedia » stare decisis


    Inter: la-verb-form » stāre
  • Inter: conjugation of » sto|stō|pres|act|inf|lang=laInter: la-conj-form-gloss » sto|t=pres|v=act|m=inf

  • Lower Sorbian


    * Inter: IPA » ˈstarɛ|lang=dsb


    Inter: head » dsb|adjective form
  • Inter: inflection of » stary||nom|n|s|lang=dsb
    1. Inter: inflection of » stary||acc|n|s|lang=dsb
    2. Inter: inflection of » stary||nom|p|lang=dsb
    3. Inter: inflection of » stary||acc|p|lang=dsb



    Inter: head » pl|adjective form
  • Neuter form of stary

  • Romanian


    From the verb Inter: term » sta|lang=ro.


    Inter: ro-noun » f|stări
  • status, standing, situation, position, condition

    Derived terms

    * în stare

    See also

    * Inter: l » ro|stat

  • Swedish


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • starling (a bird)


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-ar » 2=star

  • Category: Category:sv:Birds -



    Inter: head » roa-tar|verb Inter: intransitiv » e
  • To stay, remain
    1. To be


      * Full conjugation needed.

  • Present tense:- stoche, sté or stéje, sté or stéje, stáme, státe, stonne

  • Translation: cs » stare
    Translation: de » stare
    Translation: et » stare
    Translation: el » stare
    Translation: es » stare
    Translation: fa » stare
    Translation: fr » stare
    Translation: fy » stare
    Translation: gl » stare
    Translation: ko » stare
    Translation: io » stare
    Translation: id » stare
    Translation: it » stare
    Translation: kn » stare
    Translation: sw » stare
    Translation: ku » stare
    Translation: lt » stare
    Translation: li » stare
    Translation: hu » stare
    Translation: mg » stare
    Translation: my » stare
    Translation: nl » stare
    Translation: ja » stare
    Translation: no » stare
    Translation: oc » stare
    Translation: pl » stare
    Translation: pt » stare
    Translation: ro » stare
    Translation: ru » stare
    Category: simple:stare -
    Translation: fi » stare
    Translation: sv » stare
    Translation: tl » stare
    Translation: ta » stare
    Translation: te » stare
    Translation: tr » stare
    Translation: vi » stare
    Translation: zh » stare

    Stare at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » stare



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈʃtaːʀə/|lang=de
  • Inter: audio » De-Stare.OGG|Audio



  • Inter: plural of » Star|lang=de|nodot=1: starlings
    1. Inter: archaic » lang=de Inter: de-form-noun » ds|Star

    Translation: id » Stare
    Translation: mg » Stare
    Translation: sv » Stare
    Translation: zh » Stare