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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stare  \Stare\,  n.  [AS.  st[ae]r.  See  {Starling}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  starling.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stare  \Stare\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {stared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {staring}.]  [AS.  starian  akin  to  LG  &  D.  staren,  OHG. 
  star[=e]n,  G.  starren,  Icel.  stara;  cf  Icel.  stira,  Dan. 
  stirre,  Sw  stirra  and  G.  starr  stiff,  rigid,  fixed,  Gr  ? 
  solid  (E.  stereo-),  Skr.  sthira  firm,  strong.  [root]166.  Cf 
  1.  To  look  with  fixed  eyes  wide  open  as  through  fear, 
  wonder,  surprise,  impudence,  etc.;  to  fasten  an  earnest 
  and  prolonged  gaze  on  some  object. 
  For  ever  upon  the  ground  I  see  thee  stare. 
  Look  not  big  nor  stamp,  nor  stare,  nor  fret. 
  2.  To  be  very  conspicuous  on  account  of  size,  prominence, 
  color,  or  brilliancy;  as  staring  windows  or  colors. 
  3.  To  stand  out  to  project;  to  bristle.  [Obs.] 
  Makest  my  blood  cold,  and  my  hair  to  stare.  --Shak. 
  Take  off  all  the  staring  straws  and  jags  in  the 
  hive.  --Mortimer. 
  Syn:  To  gaze;  to  look  earnestly.  See  {Gaze}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stare  \Stare\,  v.  t. 
  To  look  earnestly  at  to  gaze  at 
  I  will  stare  him  out  of  his  wits.  --Shak. 
  {To  stare  in  the  face},  to  be  before  the  eyes,  or  to  be 
  undeniably  evident.  ``The  law  .  .  .  stares  them  in  the 
  face  whilst  they  are  breaking  it.''  --Locke. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stare  \Stare\,  n. 
  The  act  of  staring;  a  fixed  look  with  eyes  wide  open  ``A 
  dull  and  stupid  stare.''  --Churchill. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Starling  \Star"ling\,  n.  [OE.  sterlyng,  a  dim.  of  OE  stare,  AS 
  st[ae]r;  akin  to  AS  stearn,  G.  star,  staar,  OHG.  stara, 
  Icel.  starri,  stari,  Sw  stare,  Dan.  st[ae]r,  L.  sturnus.  Cf 
  {Stare}  a  starling.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  passerine  bird  belonging  to  {Sturnus}  and 
  allied  genera.  The  European  starling  ({Sturnus  vulgaris}) 
  is  dark  brown  or  greenish  black,  with  a  metallic  gloss, 
  and  spotted  with  yellowish  white.  It  is  a  sociable  bird, 
  and  builds  about  houses,  old  towers,  etc  Called  also 
  {stare},  and  {starred}.  The  pied  starling  of  India  is 
  {Sternopastor  contra}. 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  California  fish;  the  rock  trout. 
  3.  A  structure  of  piles  driven  round  the  piers  of  a  bridge 
  for  protection  and  support;  --  called  also  {sterling}. 
  {Rose-colored  starling}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Pastor}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  fixed  look  with  eyes  open  wide 
  v  1:  look  at  with  fixed  eyes;  "The  students  stared  at  the  teacher 
  with  amazement"  [syn:  {gaze}] 
  2:  fixate  one's  eyes;  look  at  with  a  fixed  gaze,  as  of  a 
  sculpture  or  a  painting;  "The  ancestor  in  the  painting 
  stared  down  at  us  menacingly" 

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