stare
Starling Star"ling (-l[i^]ng), n. [OE. sterlyng, a dim. of OE. stare, AS. st[ae]r; akin to AS. stearn, G. star, staar, OHG. stara, Icel. starri, stari, Sw. stare, Dan. st[ae]r, L. sturnus. Cf. {Stare} a starling.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any passerine bird belonging to {Sturnus} and allied genera. The European starling ({Sturnus vulgaris}) is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss, and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird, and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also {stare}, and {starred}. The pied starling of India is {Sternopastor contra}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A California fish; the rock trout. [1913 Webster]

3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also {sterling}. [1913 Webster]

{Rose-colored starling}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pastor}. [1913 Webster]


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  • stare — [lat. stare, da una radice indoeuropea] (pres. indic. sto /stɔ/ [radd. sint.], stai, sta [radd. sint.], stiamo, state, stanno ; pres. cong. stia [poet. ant. stèa ], stia [poet. ant. stie ], stia [poet. ant. stèa o stie ], stiamo, stiate, stìano… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • stare — STÁRE, stări, s.f. 1. Situaţie în care se află cineva sau ceva; mod, fel, chip în care se prezintă cineva sau ceva. ♢ expr. A fi în stare (să...) = a putea, a fi capabil să... (Rar) Faptul de a sta într un anumit fel; poziţie a corpului; postură …   Dicționar Român

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  • Stare — Hirtenmaina (Acridotheres tristis) Systematik Unterstamm: Wirbeltiere (Vertebrata) Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Staré — (Village) Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • STARE — inter ritus Sacrorum fuit antiquitus usurpatos, sicut et Sedere, Circumagere se, manum osculari etc. Adorantes enim Deos Stabant erectô corpore ampliorem augustioremque cultum exhibituri. Martialis l. 12. Epigr. 78. v. 1. Multis dum precibus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • stare — [ster] vi. stared, staring [ME staren < OE starian, akin to ON stara < Gmc * stara , having fixed eyes, rigid < IE base * (s)ter , rigid, stiff > STARK, Gr strēnēs, hard] 1. to gaze or look steadily with eyes wide open, as in fear,… …   English World dictionary

  • stare — stare, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {stared} (st[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {staring}.] [AS. starian; akin to LG. & D. staren, OHG. star[=e]n, G. starren, Icel. stara; cf. Icel. stira, Dan. stirre, Sw. stirra, and G. starr stiff, rigid, fixed, Gr. stereo s… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stare — (st[^a]r), v. t. To look earnestly at; to gaze at. [1913 Webster] I will stare him out of his wits. Shak. [1913 Webster] {To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be undeniably evident. The law . . . stares them in the face whilst they …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stare — Stare, n. The act of staring; a fixed look with eyes wide open. A dull and stupid stare. Churchill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Staré — is a village and municipality in Michalovce District in the Kosice Region of eastern Slovakia.HistoryIn historical records the village was first mentioned in 1221.=Geography= The village lies at an altitude of 107 metres and covers an area of… …   Wikipedia

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