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stare

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verb \ˈster\

Definition of stare

stared

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staring

  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 and Etymology 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

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

1553

First Known Use of stare

1553



STARE Defined for English Language Learners

stare

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verb

Definition of stare for English Language Learners

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

stare

noun

Definition of stare for English Language Learners

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


STARE Defined for Kids

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stare

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verb \ˈster\

Definition of stare for Students

stared

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staring

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


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stare

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noun

Definition of stare for Students

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



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