stares (third person present) · stared (past tense) · stared (past participle) · staring (present participle)
  1. look fixedly or vacantly at someone or something with one's eyes wide open.
    "he stared at her in amazement" ·
    "Robyn sat staring into space, her mind numb"
    gaze · gape · goggle · gawk · glare · ogle · leer · peer · look fixedly ·
    look vacantly · study · survey · observe · watch closely · eyeball · outstare · rubberneck · gawp
stares (plural noun)
  1. a long fixed or vacant look.
    "she gave him a cold stare"
Old English starian, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘be rigid’.
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How to use stare in a sentence?
don't assume that you should stare toward the radiant to see the most meteors.
he began to feel uncomfortable at the man's hard stare.
taken aback, she could only stare at him open-mouthed.
his impassive, fierce stare reminded her of an owl.
she will stare zombified by TV for 20 minutes.
Robyn sat staring into space, her mind numb.
some stare straight ahead with glassy eyes.
she fixed him with an unwavering stare.
Cowley fixed him with a cold stare.
I just stare mindlessly into space.
her grey eyes stared back at him.
the obituaries stared out at us.
he stared at her in amazement.
a hard, interrogative stare.
she gave him a cold stare.
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How to say stare in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans staar
Arabic (NOUN)التحديق, حدق
(VERB)تحدق, احدق, تحدقي, يحدقون, يحدق
Bangla চোখগুলো
Bosnian (Latin) buljenje
Bulgarian (VERB)взират, зяпам, гледат, кокоря
(NOUN)Старе, поглед
Cantonese (Traditional) 凝視
Catalan (NOUN)mirada
Chinese Simplified 凝视
Chinese Traditional 凝視
Croatian (VERB)buljiti, zuriti
Czech (VERB)zírat, dívat
Danish (VERB)stirrer, glane, glo
Dutch (VERB)staren, staar
Estonian (NOUN)vahtima
Fijian waraki
Filipino dumilat
Finnish (VERB)tuijottaa
French (VERB)dévisager, regarder
German (VERB)starren, anzustarren, blicken
Greek (VERB)κοιτάζω
Haitian Creole foubi je gade
Hebrew (VERB)לבהות
Hindi (VERB)घूरना, टकटकी
Hungarian (NOUN)bámulni
Icelandic (NOUN)stara
Indonesian (NOUN)menatap, tatapan
Italian (NOUN)sguardo
Japanese (NOUN)見詰める, 凝視, ステア, 目つき
(VERB)見つめる, じっと見つめる, 見つめ, 直視
Kiswahili staré
Korean (VERB)응시
Latvian (VERB)skatiens, blenzt, paskatītos, raudzīties, skatās
Lithuanian (NOUN)spoksojimas
Malagasy nibanjina
Norwegian Bokmål stirrer
Persian (NOUN)خیره
Polish (VERB)wpatrywać, patrzeć, gapić
Portuguese (NOUN)olhar fixo
(VERB)olhar, encarar
Querétaro Otomi mirada fija
Romanian (VERB)holba, uit
Russian (VERB)пялиться, смотреть, вытаращиться, уставился, глазеть
Samoan Sa taufai
Serbian (Cyrillic) буљи
Serbian (Latin) bulji
Slovak (VERB)zízajú, hľadeli, pozerať
Slovenian (VERB)stremenja, strmijo, zrem, zijati
Spanish (NOUN)mirada
(VERB)mirar, mirarte, mirarla, fijamente
Swedish (VERB)stirra
Tahitian tauatu
Tamil முறைப்பு
Telugu స్టొరీ
Thai จ้องมอง
Tongan hanga mai kiate
Turkish (NOUN)bakış
Ukrainian (NOUN)старе
Urdu گھورنا
Welsh syllu
Yucatec Maya paakat fija
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