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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • verb-intransitive. To look directly and fixedly, often with a wide-eyed gaze. See Synonyms at gaze.
  • verb-intransitive. To be conspicuous; stand out.
  • verb-intransitive. 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.
  • phrasal-verb. 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.
  • Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  • v. To look fixedly (at something).
  • n. A persistent gaze.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • n. The starling.
  • verb-intransitive. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object.
  • verb-intransitive. To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy.
  • verb-intransitive. 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.
  • The 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.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • v. look at with fixed eyes
  • n. a fixed look with eyes open wide
  • v. fixate one's eyes
  • Verb Form
    stared    stares    staring   
    Cross Reference
    gaze    ogle   
    Words with the same meaning
    gaze    look earnestly    project    bristle   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    Adair    Aer    Altair    Astaire    Ayre    Baer    Bear    Blair    Cher    Clair   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    gaze    grin    look    glare    nod    countenance    scrutiny    whisper    gesture    silence