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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

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
    • 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter I:
      A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.
  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.
    • William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
      Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare.
    • John Mortimer (1656?-1736)
      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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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-.

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VerbEdit

stare

  1. (intransitive) to stay, remain
    stare attenti (a)
    pay attention (to)
  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 to
    • 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

Lower SorbianEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

stare

  1. inflection of stary:
    1. nominative and accusative neuter singular
    2. nominative and accusative plural

Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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NounEdit

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

  1. a starling (a songbird, Sturnus vulgaris)

PolishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

stare

  1. Neuter form of stary

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb sta.

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NounEdit

stare f ‎(plural stări)

  1. status, standing, situation, position, condition

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SwedishEdit

 
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NounEdit

stare c

  1. starling (a bird)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of stare 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative stare staren starar stararna
Genitive stares starens starars stararnas

TarantinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

stare

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

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