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stare

steady gaze; to look at intently: It’s not polite to stare.
Not to be confused with:
stair – step or flight of steps: walk up the stairs
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stare

 (stâr)
v. stared, star·ing, stares
v.intr.
To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze. See Synonyms at gaze.
v.tr.
To look at directly and fixedly: stared him in the eyes.
n.
An intent gaze.
Phrasal Verb:
stare down
1. To stare at (a person or animal) until that person or animal blinks or turns away.
2. To confront boldly or overcome by direct action: stared down his opponents.
Idiom:
stare in the face
1. To be plainly visible or obvious to (one); force itself on (one's) attention: The money on the table was staring her in the face.
2. To be obvious to (one) though initially overlooked: The explanation had been staring him in the face all along.
3. To be imminent or unavoidable to (one): Bankruptcy now stares us in the face.
4. To be about to experience or undergo (something dire): We are staring bankruptcy in the face.

[Middle English staren, from Old English starian; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

star′er n.
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stare

(stɛə)
vb
1. (often foll by: at) to look or gaze fixedly, often with hostility or rudeness
2. (Zoology) (intr) (of an animal's fur, bird's feathers, etc) to stand on end because of fear, ill health, etc
3. (intr) to stand out as obvious; glare
4. stare one in the face to be glaringly obvious or imminent
n
the act or an instance of staring
[Old English starian; related to Old Norse stara, Old High German starēn to stare, Greek stereos stiff, Latin consternāre to confuse]
ˈstarer n

stare

(stɛə)
n
(Animals) dialect a starling
[Old English stær]
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stare

(stɛər)

v. stared, star•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to gaze fixedly and intently, esp. with the eyes wide open.
2. to be boldly or obtrusively conspicuous.
3. (of hair, feathers, etc.) to stand on end; bristle.
v.t.
4. to stare at: to stare a person up and down.
5. to effect or have a certain effect on by staring.
6. stare down, to intimidate or discomfit with a stare.
n.
7. a staring gaze; a fixed look with the eyes wide open.
Idioms:
stare one in the face, to be urgent or impending, as a deadline.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English starian, c. Middle Low German staren, Old High German starēn, Old Norse stara; akin to stark]
star′er, n.
star′ing•ly, adv.
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stare

  • extant - Comes from Latin ex-, "out," and stare, "to stand," and means "currently or actually in existence."
  • stare - Its etymological notion is "fixity" or "rigidity," from a Germanic base meaning "be rigid."
  • gaure - To stare in astonishment.
  • gorgonize - To stare at with a petrifying look.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Stare

 of owls.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

gaze

stare
1. 'gaze'

If you gaze at something, you look at it for a long time, often because you think it is beautiful or impressive.

The little girl gazed in wonder at the bright lights.
2. 'stare'

If you stare at something or someone, you look at them for a long time, often because you think they are strange or shocking.

He stared at the scar on her face.
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stare


Past participle: stared
Gerund: staring

Imperative
stare
stare
Present
I stare
you stare
he/she/it stares
we stare
you stare
they stare
Preterite
I stared
you stared
he/she/it stared
we stared
you stared
they stared
Present Continuous
I am staring
you are staring
he/she/it is staring
we are staring
you are staring
they are staring
Present Perfect
I have stared
you have stared
he/she/it has stared
we have stared
you have stared
they have stared
Past Continuous
I was staring
you were staring
he/she/it was staring
we were staring
you were staring
they were staring
Past Perfect
I had stared
you had stared
he/she/it had stared
we had stared
you had stared
they had stared
Future
I will stare
you will stare
he/she/it will stare
we will stare
you will stare
they will stare
Future Perfect
I will have stared
you will have stared
he/she/it will have stared
we will have stared
you will have stared
they will have stared
Future Continuous
I will be staring
you will be staring
he/she/it will be staring
we will be staring
you will be staring
they will be staring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been staring
you have been staring
he/she/it has been staring
we have been staring
you have been staring
they have been staring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been staring
you will have been staring
he/she/it will have been staring
we will have been staring
you will have been staring
they will have been staring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been staring
you had been staring
he/she/it had been staring
we had been staring
you had been staring
they had been staring
Conditional
I would stare
you would stare
he/she/it would stare
we would stare
you would stare
they would stare
Past Conditional
I would have stared
you would have stared
he/she/it would have stared
we would have stared
you would have stared
they would have stared
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stare - a fixed look with eyes open wide
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
gaze, regard - a long fixed look; "he fixed his paternal gaze on me"
glower, glare - an angry stare
contemplation - a long and thoughtful observation
gape - a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
Verb1.stare - look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
outface, outstare, stare down - overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring; "He simply stared down his opponent"
stargaze - observe the stars
2.stare - fixate one's eyes; "The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly"
glare, glower - look at with a fixed gaze; "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
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stare

verb gaze, look, goggle, watch, gape, eyeball (slang), ogle, gawp (Brit. slang), gawk, rubberneck (slang) Mahoney tried not to stare.
stare someone in the face be obvious, be clear, be evident, be apparent, be blinding, be plain, be patent, be unmistakable, be self-evident, be crystal clear, be as plain as the nose on your face, be right under your nose The answer had been staring me in the face.
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stare

verb
To look intently and fixedly:
Idioms: gaze open-mouthed, rivet the eyes on.
noun
An intent fixed look:
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Translations
جَريءيُحَمْلِقيُحَمْلِقُ
zíratupřený pohled
stirrestirrenglo
tuijottaa
zuriti
merev tekintet
stara, einblínastarandi augnaráî, stara
じっと見つめる
응시하다
būti aiškiai matomambūti aiškiamspoksojimasstebeilyti
cieši raudzītiesciešs skatiens
upretý pohľad
buljitistrmenjestrmeti
stirraglo
จ้อง
gözlerini dikip bakmagözlerini dikip bakmakgözünü dikip bakmak
nhìn chằm chằm

stare

[stɛəʳ]
A. Nmirada f fija
to give sb a staremirar fijamente a algn
B. VT to stare sb out or downmirar a algn fijamente hasta que aparte la vista
it's staring you in the facesalta a la vista
C. VImirar fijamente
he wouldn't stop staringno paraba de mirar fijamente
don't stare!¡no mires tan fijo!
to stare at sth/sbmirar algo/a algn fijamente, mirar algo/a algn de hito en hito
it's rude to stare at peopleestá mal visto fijar la mirada en la gente
to stare into the distance; stare into spaceestar con la mirada perdida or mirando a las nubes
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stare

[ˈstɛər]
nregard m fixe
viregarder avec insistance
to stare at sth → regarder fixement qch, fixer son regard sur qch
to stare at sb → fixer qn
He stared at us in disbelief → Il nous fixa d'air incrédule.
to stare into space → regarder dans le vide
vt
to be staring sb in the face (= be very obvious) → être sous le nez de qn
stare out
vt sep
to stare sb out → faire baisser les yeux de qn
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stare

n(starrer) Blick; the village idiot looked at me with a vacant stareder Dorftrottel sah mich mit stierem Blick an; to give somebody a starejdn anstarren
vt the answer was staring us in the facedie Antwort lag klar auf der Hand; to stare death/defeat in the facedem Tod/der Niederlage ins Auge blicken; defeat was staring us in the facewir blickten der Niederlage ins Auge
vi (vacantly etc) → (vor sich hin) starren; (cow, madman)stieren, glotzen (inf); (in surprise) → große Augen machen; (eyes)weit aufgerissen sein; he stared in disbeliefer starrte ungläubig; it’s rude to starees ist unhöflich, andere Leute anzustarren; to stare at somebody/somethingjdn/etw anstarren; (cow, madman also)jdn/etw anstieren or anglotzen (inf); don’t stare (at me)!starr (mich) nicht so (an)!; to stare at somebody in horror/amusement/disbelief etcjdn entsetzt/verblüfft/ungläubig etc anstarren; to stare after somebodyjdm nachstarren or hinterherstarren
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stare

[stɛəʳ]
1. nsguardo fisso
a vacant stare → uno sguardo assente
2. vt it's staring you in the face (obvious) → salta agli occhi; (very near) → ce l'hai sotto il naso
3. vi to stare at sb/sthfissare qn/qc
to stare into space → fissare il vuoto
to stare at sb in surprise → fissare qn con aria sorpresa
it's rude to stare → non sta bene fissare la gente
stare out vt + adv(fissare fino a) fare abbassare gli occhi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

stare

(steə) verb
(often with at) to look at with a fixed gaze. They stared at her clothes in amazement; Don't stare – it's rude!
noun
a staring look. a bold stare.
stare in the face
to be easy to see or obvious. The answer to the problem was staring me in the face.
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stare

يُحَمْلِقُ zírat stirre starren κοιτάζω επίμονα quedarse mirando tuijottaa fixer zuriti fissare じっと見つめる 응시하다 staren stirre gapić się olhar fixamente пристально глядеть stirra จ้อง gözünü dikip bakmak nhìn chằm chằm 盯着看
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

stare

n. mirada fija;
v. mirar fijamente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

stare

vi fijar la vista; Stare at that point on the wall..Fije la vista en ese punto en la pared.
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References in classic literature ?
Didn't he stan' up before the coroner's jury and confess it?
"Sure!--it stan's so on the record, which makes it true an' legal.
Yo' pappy would sell him to somebody, sometime, en den he'd go down de river, sho', en I couldn't, couldn't, couldn't stan' it."
"Now you've had all you can stan' to-night, poor little soul, without gettin' a fit o' sickness; an' Mirandy'll be sore an' cross an' in no condition for argyment; so my plan is jest this: to drive you over to the brick house in my top buggy; to have you set back in the corner, an' I git out an' go to the side door; an' when I git your aunt Mirandy 'n' aunt Jane out int' the shed to plan for a load o' wood I'm goin' to have hauled there this week, you'll slip out o' the buggy and go upstairs to bed.
God forbid as I, that ha' known, and had'n experience o' these men aw my life - I, that ha' ett'n an' droonken wi' 'em, an' seet'n wi' 'em, and toil'n wi' 'em, and lov'n 'em, should fail fur to stan by 'em wi' the truth, let 'em ha' doon to me what they may!'
At last he called for a light and a draught of water (beer was a thing only to be drunk on holidays), and Lisbeth ventured to say as she took it in, "Thy supper stan's ready for thee, when thee lik'st."
Lors!" added Bob, laying down his pack on the gravel, "it's a thousand pities such a lady as you shouldn't deal with a packman, i' stead o' goin' into these newfangled shops, where there's half-a-dozen fine gents wi' their chins propped up wi' a stiff stock, a-looking like bottles wi' ornamental stoppers, an' all got to get their dinner out of a bit o' calico; it stan's to reason you must pay three times the price you pay a packman, as is the nat'ral way o' gettin' goods,--an' pays no rent, an' isn't forced to throttle himself till the lies are squeezed out on him, whether he will or no.
Macey, with a sarcastic smile, tapping his thumbs together, "he's no call to lay any bet--let him go and stan' by himself--there's nobody
'Weel, then!' said the Yorkshireman, striking the table heavily with his fist, 'what I say's this--Dang my boans and boddy, if I stan' this ony longer.
The happy couple first met when Pat worked at a Co-Op supermarket where Stan, who is now 85, would take his mother food shopping.
Stan lived his entire life in Pana and was a graduate of Pana High School, Class of 1975.
The Shaw family were from Dewsbury and up until the last few years it was said that Stan - real name Arthur Stanley Jefferson - had more surviving relatives in Dewsbury than anywhere else in the world.