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stare

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EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English staren, from Old English starian (to stare), from Proto-Germanic *starjaną, *staraijaną (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.

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stare (third-person singular simple present stares, present participle staring, simple past and past participle stared)

  1. (intransitive, construed with at) To look fixedly (at something).
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 2
      Her sturdy stallion had now unbutton'd, and produced naked, stiff, and erect, that wonderful machine, which I had never seen before, and which, for the interest my own seat of pleasure began to take furiously in it, I star'd at with all the eyes I had
  2. to be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, colour, or brilliancy
    staring windows or colours
  3. (obsolete) To stand out; to project; to bristle.
    • Shakespeare
      Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare.
    • Mortimer
      Take off all the staring straws and jags in the hive.
TroponymsEdit
  • gaze, to stare intently or earnestly
  • ogle, to stare covetously or amorously
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NounEdit

stare (plural stares)

  1. A persistent gaze.
    the stares of astonished passers-by

Etymology 2Edit

Old English

NounEdit

stare (plural stares)

  1. (obsolete) A starling.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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stare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of staren

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsta.re/, [ˈstaː.re]
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stare

  1. (intransitive) to stay, remain
  2. (intransitive) to be
  3. (intransitive) to live
    • Mia sorella sta a Roma.
      My sister lives in Rome.
  4. (intransitive, followed by a) to keep, stick
  5. (intransitive, followed by a) to be up to
    • Sta a te decidere.
      It's up to you to decide.
  6. (intransitive, mathematics) to be
    • 4 sta a 8 come 5 sta a 10.
      4 is to 8 as 5 is to 10.

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LatinEdit

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stāre

  1. present active infinitive of stō

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stare

  1. nominative neuter singular of stary
  2. accusative neuter singular of stary
  3. nominative plural of stary
  4. accusative plural of stary

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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stare m (definite singular staren, indefinite plural starar, definite plural starane)

  1. a starling (a songbird, Sturnus vulgaris)

PolishEdit

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stare

  1. Neuter form of stary

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb sta.

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stare f (plural stări)

  1. status, standing, situation, position, condition

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SwedishEdit

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stare c

  1. starling (a bird)

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin stāre, present active infinitive of stō, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂-.

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stare

  1. (intransitive) to stay, remain
  2. (intransitive) to be

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