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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
stare
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
flinty look/stare
▪ Duvall gave him a flinty stare.
frosty stare/look/tone
▪ He gave me a frosty stare.
look/gaze/stare out of the window
▪ Mom stared out of the window at the road.
malevolent look/stare/smile etc
▪ He gave her a dark, malevolent look.
return sb’s gaze/stare
▪ She kept her eyes fixed on the floor, refusing to return his gaze.
stared blindly
▪ ‘I don’t know,’ she repeated as she stared blindly down into her glass.
stared glumly
▪ She stared glumly at her plate.
stare/gaze/look fixedly at sth
▪ Ann stared fixedly at the screen.
unblinking stare/gaze
▪ His father’s unblinking gaze was fixed on the fire.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
ahead
▪ In the back seat a thin face stared ahead.
▪ Now the judge slumped and stared ahead, his eyes open and blank.
▪ She sat down, staring ahead, oblivious to Robert's presence.
▪ Barnabas continued to stare ahead, but one ear flickered.
▪ Sinking into a chair, she stared ahead unseeingly.
▪ I looked at Holmes, who was staring ahead rigid.
▪ He stared ahead through the windscreen, his hands clasped in his lap, and she started to drive again.
▪ I thought if I stared ahead, I might still catch your eye.
back
▪ He hesitated, turning his head, staring back the way he'd come, but the corridor was empty.
▪ He turned and stared back down the muddy track.
▪ He looked out into the lecture hall and saw one hundred and seventy pairs of eyes staring back at him.
▪ The portrait that Karl had insisted on hanging there stared back at her.
▪ Holly no longer looked at him, he stared back at the stunted ruin that had been the office of the Commandant.
▪ He was holding his stomach, and staring back at us.
blankly
▪ When they had gone, Washington stared blankly into his future.
▪ I stared blankly, his meaning lost.
▪ After he had gone, she stared blankly at the stack of boxes he had left.
▪ It was a face that was interesting rather than classically handsome, she thought, staring blankly at him.
▪ Soon, Nohemi stopped and stared blankly at the wall for several minutes.
▪ She stared blankly at the wall above the phone table.
▪ Say your two-year-old is staring blankly into space and absently running his fingers along a toy car.
blindly
▪ Sinking down into the seat, she stared blindly through the windscreen, her thoughts on her distant family.
▪ Mr Rolleman was lying almost at her feet, his eyes staring blindly upward from a face of ghastly purple.
▪ After a while she gave up, and left him sitting there, staring blindly into an unimaginable future.
▪ Unexpected, it was like a surprise confrontation, and for a moment she could only stare blindly at the familiar name.
▪ Throughout the passage, Ahab stands on the deck as if transfixed, staring blindly ahead into the wind and sleet.
▪ She sensed the long look he directed at her, but continued to stare blindly ahead.
▪ His eyes were wide open, staring blindly at the ceiling - his face was a mottled blue.
down
▪ We then removed the funeral cloths, lifted the gauze veils and stared down at the royal corpse.
▪ Lucky, too, stared down into the open-ing.
▪ Joe stared down at the large, rough hand gently rubbing against him.
▪ He would lock himself in his room and stare down at the pretty church yard across the street.
▪ Jane crossed to the windows and stood staring down into the street.
▪ All of them were staring down at us and scanning Hsu Fu intently.
▪ A great beautiful face stared down at me.
fixedly
▪ Isabel stared fixedly ahead of her, wondering if she had heard aright.
▪ Rachel stared fixedly at his tanned throat where the white shirt was unbuttoned.
▪ Lorton was staring fixedly at him.
▪ Alarmed by that thought, she stared fixedly if unseeingly in front of her.
▪ The two men were now staring fixedly at each other.
▪ Finally, he could do nothing but stare fixedly into those ancient eyes.
▪ As he talked, he was staring fixedly at her.
▪ She jerked her head round quickly towards where the Men usually came from and stared fixedly.
hard
▪ They were both staring hard at me.
▪ I felt something akin to the tender hatred one can sense when staring hard at a photograph of oneself.
▪ He stared hard at pictures held out to him, trying to decipher their language.
▪ Red is staring hard at Jody.
▪ She stared hard at the black curly hairs on the neck of the man she'd married nine years before.
▪ As he put on his coat, he stared hard at Nancy, frowning a little.
out
▪ She stared out through the thick, salt-streaked glass as roads and fields and houses moved slowly by.
▪ The men stare out through dark eyes seemingly without pupils.
▪ Miguel had been sitting on the balcony staring out across the valley.
▪ His sister was staring out of her window at him, having dragged herself away from the mirror.
▪ Grace stared out, over the waves, past the rocks and islands.
▪ For a moment, we both sat and stared out at the ocean.
▪ Ellie stared out, and saw no future there.
▪ They both stared out toward the road.
still
▪ Light from the ceiling moved uncertainly over the carved wood Quiss was still staring at.
Still staring, he bit into the bread.
▪ Christina found she was still staring as if mesmerized at Stein's confident smile.
▪ Out of the corner of my eye I could see the father at the next table, still staring at me.
▪ That bloke with the stick was still staring.
▪ But instead he sat motionless, fists still clenched, still staring.
▪ He was still staring into my eyes.
▪ But still stared at him, wild eyed.
straight
▪ She was sitting beside him now, staring straight out towards the sea.
▪ He grunted a little and then stared straight ahead.
▪ Turning her head, she stared straight into Leo's eyes.
▪ She clamps her jaw shut and stares straight ahead.
▪ In the latter painting we stare straight into the ventricles of a human heart, the veins spreading out like branches.
▪ The figure stared straight ahead, hands fingering a book in its lap.
▪ The occupants of the car in front were staring straight ahead, not talking to each other, very tense.
▪ Squeezing his trembling lips shut, he stared straight ahead.
up
▪ Zlorf and Ymor stared up at the figure on the threshold.
▪ He wandered off then came back to lie on his bed, staring up at the ceiling.
▪ That night I lay flat on my back in the Sheraton mahogany bed, staring up at the ecru lace canopy.
▪ He just stared up at the sultry flats.
▪ He stared up at his third floor.
▪ He watched them for a minute as they stood in the ring of orange lamplight, staring up at Fir Grove.
■ NOUN
amazement
▪ Willie stared in amazement at the fields, his thin woollen socks heaped around his ankles.
▪ Other excitements took their place but I was more inclined to stare at them in amazement than paint them.
▪ Withel stared at him in amazement for a moment, and then quietly toppled into the mud.
▪ He stared at her in amazement.
▪ Suddenly I stopped and stood still, staring in amazement.
▪ Two fishermen stopped work to stand and stare in amazement.
▪ Father Poole stared at him in amazement.
bed
▪ They drew near the bed and stared down at the boy who lay there sleeping in its drifts of tumbling lace.
▪ That night I lay flat on my back in the Sheraton mahogany bed, staring up at the ecru lace canopy.
▪ Walking back into her room, she sat down on the bed and stared unseeingly at the wall.
▪ She flopped down on an unmade king-sized bed, staring at me as she took up a cigarette and lit it.
▪ He threw himself down on the huge old bed and stared at the sloping timber ceiling.
▪ He wandered off then came back to lie on his bed, staring up at the ceiling.
▪ She nodded and sat on the bed a moment, staring at him.
ceiling
▪ Her greenish eyes were wide open, staring sightless at the ceiling.
▪ Then you usually lie there just staring at the ceiling, thinking about everything that could go wrong.
▪ He was staring at the ceiling.
▪ Sara stared at her bedroom ceiling.
▪ Fulke slouched, staring up at the ceiling.
▪ He wandered off then came back to lie on his bed, staring up at the ceiling.
▪ Evelyn lay on her bed and stared at the ceiling.
▪ She lay on her back staring up at the ceiling and her thoughts immediately flashed back to Luke and last night.
darkness
▪ He stared into the green darkness behind them.
▪ Her face staring, staring into the darkness, trying to gaze herself into another world.
▪ A little later she lay in bed beside her snoring husband, staring into the darkness.
▪ Thus, using infra-red, he would be able to stare through smoke or darkness.
▪ I stared through the bleak darkness.
▪ Alec turned on his back and stared into the darkness.
▪ She spent the next couple of hours staring into the darkness.
▪ She stared into the darkness until eventually her eyes adjusted and she could see every object in the unfamiliar room.
disbelief
▪ Charlie leaned forward and stared down in disbelief at a painting of the Virgin Mary and Child.
▪ Dooley stepped back and cursed with such vehemence that the rector stared in disbelief.
▪ She stared after him in disbelief, filled with disappointment and a growing anger.
▪ Then he turned around and stared in disbelief.
▪ He raised the lid of the first compartment and stared down in disbelief.
▪ I stared at in disbelief before reading on.
▪ Sometimes she stared at them in disbelief and they turned away from the clarity of her open blue-grey gaze.
▪ The businessman was staring in angry disbelief at the glittering computer graphic that hung on the screen before him.
face
▪ From the right-hand page Vron's face stared me in the eye.
▪ The grotesque face stared at her.
▪ He looked at his own face staring back, with Billie's face next to it.
▪ In the back seat a thin face stared ahead.
▪ The ugly, freckle-blotched face stared at him from under the garish thatch of red hair.
floor
▪ He was staring at the floor, keeping very still as if he was trying to be part of the wall.
▪ He shook his head, staring down at the floor.
▪ Malamute stared earnestly at the floor, nodding vigorously at certain points in her narrative.
▪ Eddie is in the corner, stone-faced, staring at the floor.
▪ She just stares at the floor and rocks.
▪ She sits there, staring at the floor, motionless except for that one finger inscribing a circle around the can.
▪ Kim bit his lip and stared at the floor as his father rose to look meaningfully in their direction.
▪ Benjy stared down at the floor.
hand
▪ Cara held it in her hands, staring at it, unbelieving.
▪ She opened it with a trembling hand and sat staring at it for a long time.
▪ Helen was holding on to the stall gate with both hands and staring at him.
▪ He sat, a wine cup clenched firmly in his hands, as he stared through a window into the gathering darkness.
▪ Holding his bundle of papers with both hands, he stared at Langford accusingly, lower lip pushed out.
▪ Gladys Brown clenched her hands and stared down at the bony knuckles.
▪ He tore some primroses off their stems, and stood with them in his hands, intently staring at them.
head
▪ Open-mouthed, Leith turned her head to stare at him.
▪ He shook his head, staring down at the floor.
▪ She shook her head and stared into the fire and then at the television screen.
▪ I lifted my gaze over their heads and stared at the brass bar above the window.
▪ She sat with her hand at the side of her head as she stared out of the window.
▪ Legs crossed, head bowed and sullenly staring out of the window, Diana was mingling with tourists, businessmen and oil-rig workers.
▪ He lay with his arms under his head and stared at the ceiling as the Monsignor grunted and groaned.
horror
▪ I stare in horror at its bloody mouth, that vertical stitch of red wool now dribbling crimson.
▪ Bertha enters and stares in horror.
▪ Agnes looked up at Vlad, who was staring in horror.
▪ He turned to cover it, then stopped and stared in horror.
▪ She stared in horror at the whitened, frozen cadavers which lay there under a tattered, canvas sheet.
▪ She stared at it in horror.
▪ Unable to move, I stared in horror at the shape behind the glass, and screamed.
moment
▪ For a moment she stared at a different Luke.
▪ Most of the time he knew the answers, but hated the silence in that terrible moment of everyone staring at him.
▪ For a moment, all three stared.
▪ Spider stood holding him like that for a moment, just staring.
▪ For a few moments she stared at the tawny eagle and then at Mr Wolski, and he looked at her.
▪ For a moment he just stared at me, looking rather perplexed.
▪ He put a sheet of hotel stationary into the roller and sat there for a moment, staring at it.
room
▪ At halftime, Oregon up by six, Jess stands alone in the back of the locker room staring her wide-eyed stare.
▪ I had dressed after my shower and was sitting on the steps of the shower room staring dully through the wire.
▪ They felt the others in the room staring at them and turned simultaneously.
▪ Time in the waiting room, staring at the wounded apples and their open flesh.
▪ She sits on the couch in the locker room staring straight ahead as the others trade jokes.
space
▪ Rachel screamed and woke up, drenched with sweat, shaking, staring into space.
▪ Mrs James caught me staring into space twice even though the girl sitting next to me had nudged me in time.
▪ Instead of tracing the pages with his finger as he usually did, he was staring vacantly into space.
▪ When he left, she stared at the empty space on the wall where his rosary beads had been.
▪ In his study, Bernard Quex stared into space, pen motionless over his notepad.
▪ Robyn sat staring into space, her mind numb with shock and disbelief, total agonising disbelief.
▪ Sometimes she sits in a lounge chair on the back porch and stares off into space.
wall
▪ Days spent staring at the wall.
▪ She was just sitting there in the dark, staring at the wall.
▪ You're not in prison - you don't have to stare at the walls.
▪ After Lynne left his office Manion sat and stared at his wall calendar.
▪ She stared blankly at the wall above the phone table.
▪ Soon, Nohemi stopped and stared blankly at the wall for several minutes.
▪ Thérèse and Léonie stared at the steep wall of rock, at the grass and weeds at its foot.
▪ He stared at the bedroom wall.
window
▪ Another woman stood on one leg by the window and stared at her.
▪ In between times he looked out the window or stared at me, smiling when our eyes met.
▪ I got up and wandered to the window and stood staring out.
▪ I pulled up opposite, wound down the window and stared.
▪ Sighing, he rose from his desk and walked to the windows to stare out at the Vatican through the rain.
■ VERB
continue
▪ Fascinated by this new vision of himself, he continued to stare.
▪ The sun is setting now as John continues, o en staring at the skyscrapers, slouched in his chair.
▪ He continued to stare at her, his fleshy face filmed with perspiration, neck bulging above his tight collar.
▪ Eliza continued to stare at Bigelow.
▪ Romanov waved his hand as he continued to stare at the pre-war, faded photograph of the two men.
▪ Barnabas continued to stare ahead, but one ear flickered.
▪ She continued to stare back at him.
sit
▪ She sat down, staring ahead, oblivious to Robert's presence.
▪ I sat through lunch hour staring at a poster of a crab louse magnified to monstrous proportions.
▪ Boy would sometimes sit staring at this view with a guide to the city open on his lap.
▪ We sat, staring up at it, awed almost to sobriety.
▪ I should have sat up, eyes staring and sweat pouring off my forehead like in some old Hammer Brothers movie.
▪ The woman just sat there staring as the packages were opened.
▪ Crossing to the dressing-table, she sat down, staring at her reflection glumly.
▪ I sat and stared too for a while.
stand
▪ They stood staring at each other, neither of them really knowing what to say or do next.
▪ He started up and stood staring around him.
▪ They all stood around staring at her and smiling awkwardly, as if she was embarrassing.
▪ She stood there staring, poised like a disturbed marsh bird for instant flight.
▪ She stood, staring out at the pond and the dark Grove rising up the mountain behind it.
▪ He was standing there, staring at the van.
▪ He wedged the picture inside the locker door and stood staring at it.
stop
▪ Philosophers need to stop procrastinating and staring at their navels and answer questions like the one above with a definite answer.
▪ Then another car, this time stopping so occupants could stare at the U. S. Air Force barracks.
▪ Michael Lever stopped and stared up at it.
▪ I forced myself to stop staring at his chest and looked instead around the room.
▪ I stopped walking and stared wide-eyed as the rest of the senescent strollers proceeded out of this dimension.
▪ When we used to stroll in the streets, men would stop to stare not on my account, but on hers.
▪ The priest found his eyes drawn towards it and made a conscious effort to stop staring at it.
▪ Soon, Nohemi stopped and stared blankly at the wall for several minutes.
turn
▪ I turn to stare at it, and the driver stares at me.
▪ Then he turned around and stared in disbelief.
▪ He hesitated, turning his head, staring back the way he'd come, but the corridor was empty.
▪ Logically enough, everybody turned to stare at Lolly Stoppelgard, who looked understandably puzzled.
▪ Open-mouthed, Leith turned her head to stare at him.
▪ Kenny turned and stared at me, silent.
▪ The speaker broke off, turning to stare at her as she stood in the doorway.
▪ She had kept her neck painfully turned and strained to stare out the window at the street scenes.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
look/stare/gaze into space
▪ He was just gazing into space.
▪ In his study, Bernard Quex stared into space, pen motionless over his notepad.
▪ Mrs Frizzell gazed into space and Mrs Murphy smoothed back errant curls from her damp forehead.
▪ Mrs James caught me staring into space twice even though the girl sitting next to me had nudged me in time.
▪ My companion remained oblivious to the sights, staring into space and frowning.
▪ Rachel screamed and woke up, drenched with sweat, shaking, staring into space.
▪ Sometimes the door was ajar and I would see her sitting absolutely still, staring into space, not reading at all.
▪ Usually, after a performance I come home and stare into space.
vacant expression/look/stare etc
▪ Brittany, the blond cheerleader, has a vacant stare and huge eyelashes.
▪ But an oddly vacant look had come over Cinzia's features.
▪ Eyes downcast; baby lips pulled into a frown; dull, vacant stare.
▪ He was a bright-eyed boy, thin and fair, with a vacant expression that often gave way to shrill laughter.
▪ He was looking round with a vacant look on his face and I was frightened.
▪ However, just behind the vacant expression he offered me, I detected fear.
▪ The maid's vacant expression was replaced momentarily by one of greedy expectation - shortly followed by disappointment.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Donna stared in horror as the man fell to the floor.
▪ Everyone turned to look at him, and he stared stonily back.
▪ Fenton stood tall and stared down the gunmen.
▪ It's not polite to stare, you know.
▪ Ron kept silent and stared down at his food.
▪ She stared at the page for several minutes, trying to understand.
▪ When he's depressed, he just sits there, staring off into space.
▪ Why are you staring at me like that?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Clayt drew up his shoulders and stared into the middle distance, as though he were finished.
▪ Dragan stared and felt his head burning.
▪ He leaned against the rood screen and stared up at his newly repaired roof.
▪ He was silent around her; he sat reading Bible commentaries and writing his sermons and staring into the fire.
▪ She was staring in pain at the sick horse.
▪ Some children scattered, turning to stare.
▪ Then you usually lie there just staring at the ceiling, thinking about everything that could go wrong.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
blank
▪ Poindexter gave him a blank stare.
▪ But ask them when fund shareholders should sell their funds, and you get a blank stare.
▪ Julie found herself drawn almost hypnotically to the blank stares.
▪ As his eyes adjusted to the dimness he began to feel dominated by the blank stares of the plaster martyrs.
▪ All he got in return was a blank stare and a cloud of fresh cigar smoke.
cold
▪ Ruth saw a green trail of cloaks, light striking from silver helmets, and a cold transfixing stare.
▪ The women raked us with their cold stares as Clarisa rose, picked Janir up and carried him off.
▪ But I gave her a cold stare and fluffed my fur out.
▪ He turned a brief cold stare on her.
▪ Women policed each other, stopping rebellious acts with cold and disapproving stares.
fixed
▪ Three who were hospitalised could not speak intelligibly, had a fixed stare, and were constantly drooling.
▪ On the other hand do not overcompensate and regard the interviewer with a fixed stare.
▪ The dominant cat always keeps a fixed stare directed towards its rival.
hard
▪ Infuriated, he looked at me with a hard, steady stare.
▪ The woman gave Patrice a long hard silent stare.
▪ She circled Tallis twice, staring down at her, not touching, not acknowledging her beyond the hard, contemptuous stare.
▪ People looked at her nervously - women with unconcealed envy, men with a hard appraising stare.
▪ He gave us a hard stare as he passed, very slowly.
long
▪ She wanted Phoebe's long bold stare, so different from Rachel's serene regard-more dangerous, more challenging.
▪ The woman gave Patrice a long hard silent stare.
▪ Their eyes met in a long, arching stare.
▪ As for Miguel, he would treat her to a long stare with those soulful eyes and mutter something she did not understand.
unblinking
▪ There was something not quite right about his unblinking stare.
vacant
▪ Eyes downcast; baby lips pulled into a frown; dull, vacant stare.
▪ Brittany, the blond cheerleader, has a vacant stare and huge eyelashes.
■ NOUN
decisis
▪ First, as we have said, is the doctrine of stare decisis.
▪ Instead, the opinion... contains an elaborate discussion of stare decisis.
■ VERB
fix
▪ Jack fixed his stare on hers.
▪ He fixed his stare on a shelduck whose white and brown plumage he could easily see.
give
▪ But I gave her a cold stare and fluffed my fur out.
▪ Poindexter gave him a blank stare.
▪ Grabbed her handbag back, gave me the gargoyle stare, went inside.
▪ The tired horse stopped dead in its tracks and turned its head around to give him a baleful stare.
▪ Charlie didn't reply, just gave his daughter a stare - which was enough.
▪ He gave us a hard stare as he passed, very slowly.
meet
▪ Her friendly enquiry as to the whereabouts of the Red House was met by a hostile stare from the woman behind the counter.
▪ Is your presence regularly met by muted stares?
▪ But Theda stayed where she was by the door, meeting Araminta's malevolent stare with a fast-beating heart.
▪ Her friendly gestures were met with stony stares.
▪ Normally this was met with a stony stare.
▪ As the mayor turned back, he met Agnes's stare.
▪ Questions about his infatuation with the bar owner's wife were met by a stony stare.
return
▪ The cat watched her from the kitchen doorway and she returned its stare.
▪ She was returning his stare without flinching.
▪ Not only that, but he was returning her stare measure for measure.
▪ He returned her stare and smiled, thinking to himself that she was probably very attractive underneath all the hair and make-up.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
fix sb with a stare/glare/look etc
look/stare/gaze into space
▪ He was just gazing into space.
▪ In his study, Bernard Quex stared into space, pen motionless over his notepad.
▪ Mrs Frizzell gazed into space and Mrs Murphy smoothed back errant curls from her damp forehead.
▪ Mrs James caught me staring into space twice even though the girl sitting next to me had nudged me in time.
▪ My companion remained oblivious to the sights, staring into space and frowning.
▪ Rachel screamed and woke up, drenched with sweat, shaking, staring into space.
▪ Sometimes the door was ajar and I would see her sitting absolutely still, staring into space, not reading at all.
▪ Usually, after a performance I come home and stare into space.
vacant expression/look/stare etc
▪ Brittany, the blond cheerleader, has a vacant stare and huge eyelashes.
▪ But an oddly vacant look had come over Cinzia's features.
▪ Eyes downcast; baby lips pulled into a frown; dull, vacant stare.
▪ He was a bright-eyed boy, thin and fair, with a vacant expression that often gave way to shrill laughter.
▪ He was looking round with a vacant look on his face and I was frightened.
▪ However, just behind the vacant expression he offered me, I detected fear.
▪ The maid's vacant expression was replaced momentarily by one of greedy expectation - shortly followed by disappointment.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Charles didn't reply. He just gave his daughter an icy stare.
▪ The suspect was described as having a blank stare after the shooting spree.
▪ Their argument attracted the stares of passing shoppers.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Ruth saw a green trail of cloaks, light striking from silver helmets, and a cold transfixing stare.
▪ The person sitting on the low wall did not move, even when Pol cast a meaningful stare in its direction.
▪ The women raked us with their cold stares as Clarisa rose, picked Janir up and carried him off.
▪ Up and down with giggles and stares.
▪ With this stare, I thee covet.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
stare

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.

  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.
    --Chaucer.

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

  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.

stare

Starling \Star"ling\ (-l[i^]ng), 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
stare

Old English starian "to stare, gaze, look fixedly at," from Proto-Germanic *staren "be rigid" (cognates: Old Norse stara, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch staren, Old High German staren, German starren "to stare at;" German starren "to stiffen," starr "stiff;" Old Norse storr "proud;" Old High German storren "to stand out, project;" Gothic andstaurran "to be obstinate"), from PIE root *ster- (1) "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see stereo- and compare torpor).\n

\nNot originally implying rudeness. To stare (someone) down is from 1848. Related: Stared; staring.

stare

"starling," from Old English (see starling).

stare

late 14c., "power of sight," from stare (v.). From c.1700 as "a fixed gaze."

Wiktionary
stare

Etymology 1 n. A persistent gaze. vb. (context intransitive construed with '''at''' English) To look fixedly (at something). Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) A starling.

WordNet
stare

n. a fixed look with eyes open wide

stare
  1. v. look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher with amazement" [syn: gaze]

  2. fixate one's eyes; "The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly"

Wikipedia
Staré

Staré is a village and municipality in Michalovce District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia.

Stare

Stare may refer to: __NOTOC__

Stare (indie band)

Stare were an early 1990s four-piece indie band from Norfolk, England. Members of the band were Michael Brown, Karl Goodbody, Richard Hammerton and Derek O'Sullivan, joined by second guitarist in March 1992 David Donley.

They released 3 EPs entitled Stare, Mood and Work between 1991 and 1992 on the Fusebox and Big Life record labels and split in 1992.

Stare were broadcast live, as part of BBC Radio 1's Sound City at the Norwich Waterfront in Norwich, on 26 April 1992, and were on the nights bill with Carter USM, Nick Cave, The Farm and Catherine Wheel.

The band reformed in 2011 and released the previously unreleased album "The Luxury of Anger" in May 2012 on Eastzone Records.

http://www.stare.uk.com

Category:English rock music groups Category:British indie pop groups Category:Big Life artists

Stare (album)

Stare is the third album by Russian rock band Gorky Park, released in 1996, originally under Nox Music in Russia.

Usage examples of "stare".

I sometimes stole a corner glance at him, and encountering his fiery, eager stare, looked another way from pure horror and affright, which he, doubtless in character, attributed to nothing more than maiden modesty, or at least the affectation of it.

The children stared at him, a kind of insane affrontery in their faces, as if they could not believe that he would defy them.

She stared at the portable lab and X-ray machine, their related processors, and the latest in alloplastic and autogenous grafting materials in refrigerated cases.

And suddenly and most wonderfully the door of the room upstairs opened of its own accord, and as they looked up in amazement, they saw descending the stairs the muffled figure of the stranger staring more blackly and blankly than ever with those unreasonably large blue glass eyes of his.

The inspector had stopped suddenly, and was staring with a look of absolute amazement at a paper upon the table.

MacDonald and White Mason stared in amazement at their celebrated colleague.

The coyote in the picture had faded to a greenish-yellow and its yellow eyes were almost white, but it stared out of the picture looking as hearty and unconcerned as Jake Ambler, wearing its camera face.

Filfaeril sat alone in the apse of a silent throne room, staring down a long ambulatory bounded by double-stacked arches and tall columns of fluted marble.

I stared down at the ampoule in his hand, the little glass vial and the sealed blue plastic top.

Thornier sucked in a slow breath between his teeth, stared angrily at his employer for a moment, and seemed briefly ready to unleash an angry blast.

Achamian simply stared in blank horror, an anguished pendulum slowly swinging to and fro, to and fro .

Yet I could feel his annoyingly cold stare upon me, surrounded by a face that displayed nothing but charm and cheer.

I remained awake, staring at the mysterious reach of the old prison that lay beyond the ninth stair, the dim white lights and anthracitic cell mouths.

No longer protected by anthropocentric gods and goddesses, reason gone flat in its happy capacity to explain away the Mystery, not yet delivered into the hands of the superconsciouswe stare out blankly into that dark and gloomy night, which will very shortly swallow us up as surely as it once spat us forth.

They all stared after it silently, seized by a sense of anticlimax, until Sean broke the spell.