stare

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

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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).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:stare
    • 1749, [John Cleland], Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], OCLC 731622352:
      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
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., 55 Fifth Avenue, [1933], OCLC 2666860, page 0016:
      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. (transitive) To influence in some way by looking fixedly.
    to stare a timid person into submission
  3. (intransitive) To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, colour, or brilliancy.
    staring windows or colours
  4. (intransitive, 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.
Troponyms[edit]
  • gaze, to stare intently or earnestly
  • ogle, to stare covetously or amorously
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Noun[edit]

stare (plural stares)

  1. A persistent gaze.
    the stares of astonished passers-by

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English star, ster, from Old English stær (starling), from Proto-Germanic *starô (starling), from Proto-Indo-European *stor- (starling). Cognate with German Star (starling), Danish stær (starling), Swedish stare (starling), Norwegian Nynorsk stare (starling), Icelandic stari (starling). Compare also Old English stearn (a type of bird, starling).

Noun[edit]

stare (plural stares)

  1. (now archaic) A starling. [from 9th c.]
    • 1634, William Wood, New Englands Prospect, I:
      The Stares be bigger than thoſe in England, as blacke as Crowes, being the most troubleſome, and injurious bird of all others […].

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Dutch[edit]

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stare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of staren

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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stare

  1. (intransitive) to stay, remain
    stare attenti (a)to pay attention (to)
    (Lui/Lei/Egli/Ella/Esso/Essa) starà a casa.He/She/It will stay/remain at home.
  2. (intransitive, followed by a) to keep, stick
  3. (intransitive, followed by a gerund) to be doing something (present continuous)
    (Io) sto andando.I am going.
    (Io) sto andando via/me ne sto andando.I am leaving.
  4. (intransitive, followed by a) to be up to
    Sta a te decidere.It’s up to you to decide.
  5. (intransitive, followed by per) to be about to
    (Io) sto per andare via.I am about to leave.
  6. (intransitive, mathematics, followed by a) to be to
    4 sta a 8 come 5 sta a 10.4 is to 8 as 5 is to 10.
  7. (intransitive, regional) to live
    Mia sorella sta a Roma.My sister lives in Rome.
  8. to be in a certain condition
    come stai (tu)?
    how are you?
    stare a dieta significa ridurre le calorie di ingresso e aumentarne il consumo con il movimento
    being on a diet entails reducing calorie intake and increasing calories burned through exercise

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Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

stāre

  1. present active infinitive of stō

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstarɛ/, [ˈstarə]

Adjective[edit]

stare

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

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse stari.

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

  1. a starling (a songbird, Sturnus vulgaris)

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Polish[edit]

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stare

  1. inflection of stary:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb sta.

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stare f (plural stări)

  1. status, standing, situation, position, condition

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stare

  1. inflection of star:
    1. masculine accusative plural
    2. feminine genitive singular
    3. feminine nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

stare c

  1. starling (a bird)

Declension[edit]

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

Tarantino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

stare

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

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