AskDefine | Define stare

Dictionary Definition

stare n : a fixed look with eyes open wide

Verb

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"

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see Stare

English

Etymology

From starian.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Verb

  1. In the context of "intransitive|construed with at": To look fixedly (at something).

Translations

To look fixedly

Noun

  1. A persistent gaze.

Anagrams

Italian

Etymology

Verb

stare intransitive
  1. to stay, to remain
  2. to keep
  3. to be

Conjugation

Latin

Verb

Polish

Adjective

stare n
  1. neuter form of stary, old

Swedish

Noun

stare c

Extensive Definition

Stare may refer to:
  • Staring, a prolonged gaze or fixed look
  • Staré, a village and municipality in Michalovce District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia
  • Stare, a verb in Latin and Italian which means "to stand"
  • Stare, an indie band from Norfolk, England

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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