Stared him in the eyes.
An example of stare is to look up at the night sky for a long time.
An example of stare is the reaction of many people after having seen a horrible accident take place.
To stare a person up and down.
To stare someone into confusion.
Staring windows or colours.
Take off all the staring straws and jags in the hive.
- 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 be imminent or unavoidable to (one):.Bankruptcy now stares us in the face.
- To be about to experience or undergo (something dire):.We are staring bankruptcy in the face.
- 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.
Origin of stare
- Middle English staren from Old English starian ster-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.
- Old English