American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To look directly and fixedly, often with a wide-eyed gaze. See Synonyms at gaze.
- v. To be conspicuous; stand out.
- v. To stand on end; bristle, as hair or feathers.
- v. To look at directly and fixedly: stared him in the eyes.
- n. An intent gaze.
- stare down To cause to waver or give in by or as if by staring.
- idiom. stare (one) in the face To be plainly visible or obvious; force itself on (one's) attention: The money on the table was staring her in the face.
- idiom. stare (one) in the face To be obvious though initially overlooked: The explanation had been staring him in the face all along.
- idiom. stare (one) in the face To be imminent or unavoidable: Bankruptcy now stares us in the face.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gaze steadily with the eyes wide open; fasten an earnest and continued look on some object; gaze, as in admiration, wonder, surprise, stupidity, horror, fright, impudence, etc.
- To stand out stiffly, as hair; be prominent; be stiff; stand on end; bristle.
- To shine; glitter; be brilliant.
- To be unduly conspicuous or prominent, as by excess of color or by ugliness. Compare staring, 3.
- Synonyms Gaze, Gape, Stare, Gloat. Gaze is the only one of these words that may be used in an elevated sense. Gaze represents a fixed and prolonged look, with the mind absorbed in that which is looked at. To gape is in this connection to look with open mouth, and hence with the bumpkin's idle curiosity, listlessness, or ignorant wonder: one may gape at a single thing, or only gape about. Siare expresses the intent look of surprise, of mental weakness, or of insolence; it implies fixedness, whether momentary or continued. Gloat has now almost lost the meaning of looking with the natural eye, and has gone over into the meaning of mental attention; in either sense it means looking with ardor or even rapture, often the delight of possession, as when the miser gloats over his wealth.
- To affect or influence in some specified way by staring; look carnestly or fixedlv at; hence, to look at with either a bold or a vacant expression.
- n. The act of one who stares; a fixed look with eyes wide open, usually suggesting amazement, vacancy, or insolence.
- n. A starling.
- Stiff; weary.
- n. The marram or matweed, Ammophila arundinacea: same as halm, 3; also applied to species of Carex.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.), obsolete The starling.
- v. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object.
- v. To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy.
- v. obsolete To stand out; to project; to bristle.
- v. To look earnestly at; to gaze at.
- n. The act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open.
- v. look at with fixed eyes
- n. a fixed look with eyes open wide
- v. fixate one's eyes
- From Middle English staren, from Old English starian ("to stare"), from Proto-Germanic *starājanan (“to be fixed, be rigid”), from Proto-Indo-European *stere-, *strē- (“strong, steady”). Cognate with Dutch staren ("to stare"), German starren ("to stare"), Norwegian stare ("to stare"), German starr ("stiff"). More at start. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English staren, from Old English starian; see ster-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Because then that bald spokesguy with the BIG VOICE!! and unblinking stare is on my TV every bloody commercial break.”
“Do you think your disapproving stare is calming my baby?”
“Giant eyes stare from the roofs of tin shanties in Brazil.”
“Shut up, Mulligan!" was Bert Rhine's command, in receipt of which he received a venomous stare from the cripple.”
“One hulking sweet potato weighed in at 4 pounds on its own, drawing an admiring stare from the first lady.”
“In other words, all five either disagree with my view on stare decisis or have made the tactical judgment to capitalize on the fact that * other* folks, at least sometimes, will feel obliged to follow * this* precedent, out of some kind of a belief in stare decisis.”
“That aside, Professor Paulsen's post fails to recognize that there is value in stare decisis from a litigants 'perspective.”
“I hope that my baleful "You're an ass" stare is as good as my friend says it is.”
“The action scenes were well done and they had a digital age feel as the destructive power of Medusa's stare is replicated in the ever-prevalent security cameras and webcams.”
“Even Scalia has been critical of Thomas for this; as he recently told Thomas's biographer, Ken Foskett, Thomas "does not believe in stare decisis, period.”
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