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Stare
See also: Stare and staré

English

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English staren, from Old English starian ("to stare"), from Proto-Germanic *starjan?, *star?n? ("to be fixed, be rigid"), from Proto-Indo-European *stere-, *str?- ("strong, steady"). Cognate with Dutch staren ("to stare"), German starren ("to stare"), Norwegian stare ("to stare"), German starr ("stiff"). More at start.

Verb

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.
Troponyms
  • gaze, to stare intently or earnestly
  • ogle, to stare covetously or amorously
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Noun

stare (plural stares)

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

Etymology 2

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

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

Pronunciation

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Verb

stare

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of staren

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Italian

Etymology

From Latin st?re, present active infinitive of st?, from Proto-Indo-European *steh?-.

Pronunciation

Verb

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

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Verb

st?re

  1. present active infinitive of st?

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

Adjective

stare

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

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Norse stari.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

  1. a starling (a songbird, Sturnus vulgaris)

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Polish

Pronunciation

Adjective

stare

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

Romanian

Etymology

From the verb sta.

Pronunciation

Noun

stare f (plural st?ri)

  1. status, standing, situation, position, condition

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Serbo-Croatian

Adjective

stare

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

Swedish

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Noun

stare c

  1. starling (a bird)

Declension

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

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Tarantino

Etymology

From Latin st?re, present active infinitive of st?, from Proto-Indo-European *steh?-.

Verb

stare

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

Conjugation


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