verb (used without object), stared, staring.
to gaze fixedly and intently, especially with the eyes wide open.
to be boldly or obtrusively conspicuous:
The bright modern painting stares out at you in the otherwise conservative gallery.
(of hair, feathers, etc.) to stand on end; bristle.
verb (used with object), stared, staring.
to stare at:
to stare a person up and down.
to effect or have a certain effect on by staring:
to stare one out of countenance.
a staring gaze; a fixed look with the eyes wide open:
The banker greeted him with a glassy stare.
stare down, to cause to become uncomfortable by gazing steadily at one; overcome by staring:
A nonsmoker at the next table tried to stare me down.
stare one in the face, to be urgent or impending; confront:
The income-tax deadline is staring us in the face.
(intransitive) often foll by at. to look or gaze fixedly, often with hostility or rudeness
(intransitive) (of an animal’s fur, bird’s feathers, etc) to stand on end because of fear, ill health, etc
(intransitive) to stand out as obvious; glare
stare one in the face, to be glaringly obvious or imminent
the act or an instance of staring
(dialect) a starling
noun 1. a shrubby, evergreen vine, Trachelospermum jasminoides, of the dogbane family, native to China, having small clusters of fragrant, white flowers, often cultivated as an ornamental.
adjective, starker, starkest. 1. sheer, utter, downright, or complete: stark madness. 2. harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, place, etc.: a stark landscape. 3. extremely simple or severe: a stark interior. 4. bluntly or sternly plain; not softened or glamorized: the stark reality of the schedule’s deadline. 5. stiff or rigid in substance, muscles, […]
noun 1. Physics. (often lowercase) the splitting into two or more components of the spectral lines of atoms in an electric field. Stark effect /German ʃtark/ noun 1. the splitting of the lines of a spectrum when the source of light is subjected to a strong electrostatic field, discovered by Johannes Stark (1874–1957) in 1913 […]
noun 1. Janos [yah-nawsh] /ˈyɑ nɔʃ/ (Show IPA), 1924–2013, U.S. cellist, born in Hungary. adjective, starker, starkest. 1. sheer, utter, downright, or complete: stark madness. 2. harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, place, etc.: a stark landscape. 3. extremely simple or severe: a stark interior. 4. bluntly or sternly plain; not softened or glamorized: […]