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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder;
             "staring eyes" [syn: agaze]
      2: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative)
         intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a
         consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross
         negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a
         sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing
         villain"; "utter nonsense" [syn: arrant(a), complete(a),
          consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a),
          perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a),
          thoroughgoing(a), utter(a)]
      adv : with a stare; "`quoi?' asked Blanchard, staring" [syn: staringly]