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STARE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stare mean? 

STARE (noun)
  The noun STARE has 1 sense:

1. a fixed look with eyes open wide

  Familiarity information: STARE used as a noun is very rare.


STARE (verb)
  The verb STARE has 2 senses:

1. look at with fixed eyes
2. fixate one's eyes

  Familiarity information: STARE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STARE (noun)


Sense 1stare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fixed look with eyes open wide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stare" is a kind of...):

look; looking; looking at (the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stare"):

gaze; regard (a long fixed look)

glare; glower (an angry stare)

contemplation (a long and thoughtful observation)

gape (a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open))


STARE (verb)


Sense 1stare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look at with fixed eyes

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

gaze; stare

Context example:

The students stared at the teacher with amazement

Hypernyms (to "stare" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stare"):

outface; outstare; stare down (overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring)

stargaze (observe the stars)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

They stare up the hill


Sense 2stare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fixate one's eyes

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly

Hypernyms (to "stare" is one way to...):

look (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stare"):

glare; glower (look at with a fixed gaze)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

They stare up the hill


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