stare, v. i. [imp. & p. p. stared p. pr. & vb. n. staring.]
1. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an earnest and prolonged gaze on some object.
For ever upon the ground I see thee stare. --Chaucer.
Look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret. --Shak.
2. To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or colors.
3. To stand out; to project; to bristle. [Obs.]
Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare. --Shak.
Take off all the staring straws and jags in the hive. --Mortimer.
Syn: -- To gaze; to look earnestly. See Gaze.