- To look directly and fixedly, often with a wide-eyed gaze. See Synonyms at gaze.
- To be conspicuous; stand out.
- To stand on end; bristle, as hair or feathers.
- To look at directly and fixedly: stared him in the eyes.
- An intent gaze.
- stare down To cause to waver or give in by or as if by staring.
- stare (one) in the face To be plainly visible or obvious; force itself on (one's) attention: The money on the table was staring her in the face.
- stare (one) in the face To be obvious though initially overlooked: The explanation had been staring him in the face all along.
- stare (one) in the face To be imminent or unavoidable: Bankruptcy now stares us in the face.