Staring vs. Starring

Staring vs. Starring — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Staring and Starring

Staringverb

To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze.

Starringnoun

A celestial body that generates light and other radiant energy and consists of a mass of gas held together by its own gravity in which the energy generated by nuclear reactions in the interior is balanced by the outflow of energy to the surface, and the inward-directed gravitational forces are balanced by the outward-directed gas and radiation pressures.

Staringverb

To look at directly and fixedly

stared him in the eyes.

Starringnoun

Any of the celestial bodies visible at night from Earth as relatively stationary, usually twinkling points of light.

Staringnoun

An intent gaze.

Starringnoun

Something regarded as resembling such a celestial body.

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Staringverb

present participle of stare

Starringnoun

A graphic design having five or more radiating points, often used as a symbol of rank or merit.

Staringnoun

The act of one who stares.

Starringnoun

An artistic performer or athlete whose leading role or superior performance is acknowledged.

Staringadjective

(used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder;

staring eyes

Starringnoun

One who is highly celebrated in a field or profession.

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Staringadjective

without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

an arrant foola complete cowarda consummate foola double-dyed villaingross negligencea perfect idiotpure follywhat a sodding messstark staring mada thoroughgoing villainutter nonsense

Starringnoun

An asterisk (*).

Staringadverb

with a stare;

`quoi?' asked Blanchard, staring

Starringnoun

The star key on a telephone

For customer service, press star.

Starringnoun

A white spot on the forehead of a horse.

Starringnoun

A planet or constellation of the zodiac believed in astrology to influence personal destiny.

Starringnoun

stars The future; destiny. Often used with the.

Starringadjective

Outstanding or famous, especially in performing something

a star researcher.a star figure skater.

Starringadjective

Of or relating to a star or stars.

Starringverb

To ornament with stars.

Starringverb

To award or mark with a star for excellence.

Starringverb

To mark with an asterisk.

Starringverb

To present or feature (a performer) in a leading role.

Starringverb

To play the leading role in a theatrical or film production.

Starringverb

To do an outstanding job; perform excellently.

Starringadjective

of, relating to, or in the manner of a star

Charlton Heston had a starring role in Ben-Hur.

Starringverb

present participle of star

Starringverb

(with a film as its subject) That which has the specified actor or actors, especially those in lead roles, in its cast.

Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston

Starringnoun

The action of the verb to star.

Starringadjective

indicating the most important performer or role;

the leading manprima ballerinaprima donnaa star figure skaterthe starring rolea stellar rolea stellar performance