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Definition of "stare" []

  • To look directly and fixedly, often with a wide-eyed gaze. See Synonyms at gaze. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be conspicuous; stand out. (verb-intransitive)
  • To stand on end; bristle, as hair or feathers. (verb-intransitive)
  • To look at directly and fixedly: stared him in the eyes. (verb-transitive)
  • An intent gaze. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stare" in a sentence
  • "Because then that bald spokesguy with the BIG VOICE!! and unblinking stare is on my TV every bloody commercial break."
  • "Do you think your disapproving stare is calming my baby?"
  • "Giant eyes stare from the roofs of tin shanties in Brazil."
Words like "stare"
look earnestly
ogle project
stare someone in the face