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stare

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verb \ˈster\

Simple Definition of stare

  • : to look at someone or something for a long time often with your eyes wide open

Full Definition of stare

staredstar·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to look fixedly often with wide-open eyes

  3. 2 :  to show oneself conspicuously <the error stared from the page>

  4. 3 of hair :  to stand on end :  bristle; also :  to appear rough and lusterless

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to have an effect on by staring

  7. 2 :  to look at with a searching or earnest gaze

star·er noun
stare one in the face
  1. :  to be undeniably and forcefully evident or apparent

Examples of stare

  1. She stared out the window.

  2. His mother told him not to stare.



Origin of stare

Middle English, from Old English starian; akin to Old High German starēn to stare, Greek stereos solid, Lithuanian starinti to stiffen


First Known Use: before 12th century


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stare

noun

Simple Definition of stare

  • : the act of looking directly at someone or something for a long time : the act of staring

Full Definition of stare

  1. :  the act or an instance of staring <a blank stare>

Examples of stare

  1. They looked at me with accusing stares.

  2. <caught the child's wide-eyed stare on film>



15th Century

First Known Use of stare

15th century



STARE Defined for Kids

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stare

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verb \ˈster\

Definition of stare

staredstar·ing

  1. :  to look at hard and long often with wide-open eyes




2

stare

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noun

Definition of stare

  1. :  the act or an instance of looking at hard and long





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