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Definition of Stare
StareStare Stare, n. [AS. st[ae]r. See Starling.] (Zo["o]l.)
The starling. [Obs.] StareStare 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
Syn: To gaze; to look earnestly. See Gaze. StareStare 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.
Stare Stare, n.
The act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open. ``A
dull and stupid stare.' --Churchill.
stareStarling 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
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.
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