(obsolete) A starling.
- To be plainly visible or obvious to (one); force itself on (one's) attention:
The money on the table was staring her in the face.
- To be obvious to (one) though initially overlooked:
The explanation had been staring him in the face all along.
- to stare back at (another) until the gaze of the one stared at is turned away
- to look at someone steadily and intently
- to be imminent, pressing, or inescapable
Other Word Forms of Stare
Origin of Stare
From Middle English staren, from Old English starian (“to stare"), from Proto-Germanic *starjanÄ…, *staraijanÄ… (“to be fixed, be rigid"), from Proto-Indo-European *stere-, *strÄ“- (“strong, steady"). Cognate with Dutch staren (“to stare"), German starren (“to stare"), Norwegian stare (“to stare"), German starr (“stiff"). More at start.
Middle English staren from Old English starian ster-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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