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

 stark /ˈstɑrk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stark a. [Compar. Starker superl. Starkest.]
 1. Stiff; rigid.
    Whose senses all were straight benumbed and stark.   --Spenser.
    His heart gan wax as stark as marble stone.   --Spenser.
 Many a nobleman lies stark and stiff
 Under the hoofs of vaunting enemies.   --Shak.
    The north is not so stark and cold.   --B. Jonson.
 2. Complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire. [Obs.]
 Consider the stark security
 The common wealth is in now.   --B. Jonson.
 3. Strong; vigorous; powerful.
    A stark, moss-trooping Scot.   --Sir W. Scott.
    Stark beer, boy, stout and strong beer.   --Beau. & Fl.
 4. Severe; violent; fierce. [Obs.] “In starke stours”  [i. e., in fierce combats].
 5. Mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright.
    He pronounces the citation stark nonsense.   --Collier.
    Rhetoric is very good or stark naught; there's no medium in rhetoric.   --Selden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stark adv. Wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite; as, stark mad.
    Held him strangled in his arms till he was stark dead.   --Fuller.
 Stark naked, wholly naked; quite bare.
    Strip your sword stark naked.   --Shak.
 Note:According to Professor Skeat, stark-naked is derived from steort-naked, or start-naked, literally tail-naked, and hence wholly naked. If this etymology be true the preferable form is stark-naked.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stark, v. t. To stiffen. [R.]
    If horror have not starked your limbs.   --H. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the
             blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark
             reality of the deadline" [syn: blunt, crude(a), stark(a)]
      2: severely simple; "a stark interior" [syn: austere, severe]
      3: complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"
      4: 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)]
      5: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills";
         "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high
         Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark
         landscape" [syn: bare, barren, bleak, desolate]
      adv : completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"