stare


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stare \Stare\ (st[^a]r), v. t.
   To look earnestly at; to gaze at.
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         I will stare him out of his wits.        --Shak.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stare \Stare\ (st[^a]r), n. [AS. staer. See Starling.] (Zool.)
   The starling. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

stare \stare\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. stared (st[^a]rd); 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. stereo`s solid (E. stereo-), Skr. sthira firm, strong.
   [root]166. Cf. Sterile.]
   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.
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            For ever upon the ground I see thee stare.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            Look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence,
      color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors.
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   3. To stand out; to project; to bristle. [Obs.]
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            Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare. --Shak.
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            Take off all the staring straws and jags in the
            hive.                                 --Mortimer.
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   Syn: To gaze; to look earnestly. See Gaze.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stare \Stare\, n.
   The act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open. "A dull
   and stupid stare." --Churchill.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Starling \Star"ling\ (-l[i^]ng), n. [OE. sterlyng, a dim. of OE.
   stare, AS. staer; akin to AS. stearn, G. star, staar, OHG.
   stara, Icel. starri, stari, Sw. stare, Dan. staer, L.
   sturnus. Cf. Stare a starling.]
   1. (Zool.) 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.
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   2. (Zool.) A California fish; the rock trout.
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   3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge
      for protection and support; -- called also sterling.
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   Rose-colored starling. (Zool.) See Pastor.
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