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staring (gaze)

staring is a present participle form of stare

stare (gaze)

Definition:

to look at with fixed eyes

Class:

perception verb (seeing, hearing, feeling, etc.)

Related to:

starer

Past tense:

stared

Present participle:

staring

3rd-person singular present:

stares

Type of:

look

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

stare down | stargaze

Usage example:

The students stared at the teacher with amazement

Synonyms:

gaze

Etymology:

[verb] Old English starian "to look fixedly at", from Proto-Germanic ... |...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of staring...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Gaze

a psychoanalytical term brought into popular usage by Jacques Lacan to describe the anxious state that comes with the awareness that one can be viewed. The psychological effect, Lacan argues, is that the subject loses a degree of autonomy upon... (40 of 2651 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gaze

Gaze (disambiguation)

can refer to: Gaze, a concept in visual culture dealing with how an audience views characters | Gaze (film festival), an annual LGBT event in Dublin, Ireland | Gaze (album), by The Beautiful South | Gaze (band), an indie pop band based in Vancouver, ... (41 of 150 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Gaze (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

gaze | stare [synonym, sense-specific] | gazer [noun, derived]

[intransitive] to look long and fixedly, especially in wonder or admiration | a fixed look; stare (15 of 507 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/gaze

Macmillan British Dictionary:

gaze [singular, noun] | the public gaze

someone's way of looking at someone or something | "the public gaze": attention from the public (15 of 110 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gaze 8

gaze [intransitive] | gazed [past tense] | gazing [present participle] | gazes [3rd-person singular present]

to look at someone or something for a long time, for example because they are attractive or interesting, or because you are thinking of something else (26 of 81 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/gaze

Merriam-Webster:

gaze [entry 1, verb] | gazed [past tense] | gazing [present participle] | blink [synonym] | gawk [synonym] | gawp [British, synonym] | gape [British, synonym] | goggle [British, synonym] | peer [British, synonym] | ...

to fix the eyes in a steady intent look often with eagerness or studious attention (15 of 103 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gaze

gaze [entry 2, noun] | aspect [archaic, synonym] | eye [archaic, synonym] | gape [archaic, synonym] | regard [archaic, synonym] | scrutiny [archaic, synonym] | stare [archaic, synonym] | glare [similar] | glower [similar] | ...

a fixed intent look (4 of 87 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gaze show=1

Wiktionary:

gaze | gazes [plural] | gazed [past tense] | gazing [present participle] | agaze [not attributive, present participle] | gape [synonym, sense-specific] | stare [synonym, sense-specific] | look [synonym, sense-specific] | ogle [subtype, sense-specific]

[intransitive] To stare intently or earnestly. | [transitive, poetic] To stare at. | A fixed look; a look of eagerness, wonder, or admiration; a continued look of attention. | [archaic] The object gazed on. | In Lacanian psychoanalysis, the... (35 of 102 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/gaze

Oxford Dictionary:

gaze | gazer [derived]

[intransitive, with adverbial of direction] : look steadily and intently, especially in admiration, surprise, or thought | a steady intent look | (in ... (21 of 98 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/gaze

Random House Dictionary:

gaze | gazed [past tense] | gazing [present participle] | at gaze [sense-specific]

to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder. | a steady or intent look. | "at gaze": "Heraldry". (of a deer ... (24 of 55 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gaze

Cambridge Dictionary:

gaze [entry 1]

to look at something or someone for a long time, especially in surprise, admiration or because you are thinking about something else (22 of 50 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gaze 1

gaze [entry 2]

a long look, usually of a particular kind (8 of 31 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/gaze 2

New World Dictionary:

gaze | gazed [past tense] | gazing [present participle] | gazer [noun, related]

to look intently and steadily; stare, as in wonder or expectancy | a steady look (14 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gaze

American Heritage Dictionary:

gaze | gazed [past tense] | gazing [present participle] | gazes [3rd-person singular present] | gazer [noun, related]

To look steadily, intently, and with fixed attention. | A steady, fixed look. (12 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gaze

Encarta Dictionary:

gaze | gazes [plural] | gazed [past tense] | gazing [present participle]

to look for a long time with unwavering attention | a long steady look or stare (15 of 280 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861674689​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

stare

Origin: [verb] Old English starian "to look fixedly at", from Proto-Germanic ... | [noun] "starling", from Old English. (16 of 96 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=stare

Wiktionary:

stare | stares [plural] | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English staren, from Old English starian ("to stare"), from Proto-Germanic *starājanan ("to be fixed, be rigid"), from Proto-Indo-European *stere-, *strē- ("strong, steady"). Cognate with Dutch... (26 of 43 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/stare

New World Dictionary:

stare | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English staren from Old English starian, akin to Old Norse stara from Germanic *stara-, having fixed eyes, rigid ... (19 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stare

Collins Dictionary:

stare

Origin: Old English starian; related to Old Norse stara, Old High German starēn to stare, Greek stereos stiff, Latin consternāre to confuse | Old English stær

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/stare

American Heritage Dictionary:

stare | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle] | stares [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English staren, from Old English starian; see ster- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stare

Oxford Dictionary:

stare | face | down

Origin: Old English starian, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning "be rigid"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/stare

Merriam-Webster:

stare [entry 1, verb] | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English starian; akin to Old High German starēn to stare, Greek stereos solid, Lithuanian starinti to stiffen

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/stare

Encarta Dictionary:

stare | stares [plural] | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle]

Origin: Old English starian from Germanic, "be rigid"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861714581​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

stare

Audio: British English pronunciation of "stare"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/stare

Macmillan British Dictionary:

stare [intransitive] | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle] | stares [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "stare"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/stare

stare [countable, noun] | stares [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "stare"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

stare [intransitive, verb] | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle] | stares [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stare"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/stare

stare [countable, noun] | stares [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stare"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

stare [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "stare"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "stare"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stare 1

the Free Dictionary:

stare

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "stare"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "stare"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "stare" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/stare

Google Dictionary:

stare | stares [plural] | stared [past tense] | staring [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "stare"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=stare

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

stare

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stare"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=stare​001 word=stare

YourDictionary Audio:

stare

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "stare" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stare

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