Hypertext Webster Gateway: "stare"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Stare \Stare\, n. [AS. st[ae]r. See {Starling}.] (Zo["o]l.)
The starling. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Stare \Stare\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {stared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{staring}.] [AS. starian; akin to LG. & D. staren, OHG.
star[=e]n, G. starren, Icel. stara; cf. Icel. stira, Dan.
stirre, Sw. stirra, and G. starr stiff, rigid, fixed, Gr. ?
solid (E. stereo-), Skr. sthira firm, strong. [root]166. Cf.
1. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear,
wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest
and prolonged gaze on some object.

For ever upon the ground I see thee stare.

Look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret.

2. To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence,
color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors.

3. To stand out; to project; to bristle. [Obs.]

Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare. --Shak.

Take off all the staring straws and jags in the
hive. --Mortimer.

Syn: To gaze; to look earnestly. See {Gaze}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Stare \Stare\, v. t.
To look earnestly at; to gaze at.

I will stare him out of his wits. --Shak.

{To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be
undeniably evident. ``The law . . . stares them in the
face whilst they are breaking it.'' --Locke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Stare \Stare\, n.
The act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open. ``A
dull and stupid stare.'' --Churchill.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Starling \Star"ling\, n. [OE. sterlyng, a dim. of OE. stare, AS.
st[ae]r; akin to AS. stearn, G. star, staar, OHG. stara,
Icel. starri, stari, Sw. stare, Dan. st[ae]r, L. sturnus. Cf.
{Stare} a starling.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any passerine bird belonging to {Sturnus} and
allied genera. The European starling ({Sturnus vulgaris})
is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss,
and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird,
and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also
{stare}, and {starred}. The pied starling of India is
{Sternopastor contra}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A California fish; the rock trout.

3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge
for protection and support; -- called also {sterling}.

{Rose-colored starling}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pastor}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : a fixed look with eyes open wide
v 1: look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher
with amazement" [syn: {gaze}]
2: fixate one's eyes; look at with a fixed gaze, as of a
sculpture or a painting; "The ancestor in the painting
stared down at us menacingly"

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