stare: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (stâr), [key]
— v., n. stared, star•ing,
- to gaze fixedly and intently, esp. 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.
- 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.
- to cause to become uncomfortable by gazing steadily at one; overcome by staring: A nonsmoker at the next table tried to stare me down.
- to be urgent or impending; confront: The income-tax deadline is staring us in the face.
- a staring gaze; a fixed look with the eyes wide open: The banker greeted him with a glassy stare.
- stare (Thesaurus)