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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stare

staredstaring

  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

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

Examples of stare in a sentence

  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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stare

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

Examples of stare in a sentence

  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

play
verb \ˈster\

Definition of stare for Students

staredstaring

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




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stare

play
noun

Definition of stare for Students

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





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