privy council only with the addition of certain judges. It could proceed on mere rumor or examine witnesses; it
could apply torture. It was abolished by the Long Parliament in 1641. Encyc. Brit.
1. Stiffened with starch.
2. Stiff; precise; formal. Swift.
(Starch"ed*ness) n. The quality or state of being starched; stiffness in manners; formality.
(Starch"er) n. One who starches.
(Starch"ly), adv. In a starched or starch manner.
(Starch"ness), n. Of or pertaining to starched or starch; stiffness of manner; preciseness.
(Starch"wort`) n. (Bot.) The cuckoopint, the tubers of which yield a fine quality of starch.
(Starch"y) a. Consisting of starch; resembling starch; stiff; precise.
(Star"craft) n. Astrology. [R.] Tennyson.
(Star"-crossed`) a. Not favored by the stars; ill-fated. [Poetic] Shak.
Such in my star-crossed destiny.Massinger.
(Stare) n. [AS. stær. See Starling.] (Zoöl.) The starling. [Obs.]
(Stare), v. i. [imp. & p. p. stared ; p. pr. & vb. n. staring.] [AS. starian; akin to LG. & D. staren,
OHG. staren, G. starren, Icel. stara; cf. Icel. stira, Dan. stirre, Sw. stirra, and G. starr stiff, rigid,
fixed, Gr. solid Skr. sthira firm, strong. &radic166. Cf. Sterile.]
1. To look with fixed eyes wide open, as through fear, wonder, surprise, impudence, etc.; to fasten an
earnest and prolonged gaze on some object.
For ever upon the ground I see thee stare.Chaucer.
Look not big, nor stamp, nor stare, nor fret.Shak.
2. To be very conspicuous on account of size, prominence, color, or brilliancy; as, staring windows or
3. To stand out; to project; to bristle. [Obs.]
Makest my blood cold, and my hair to stare.Shak.
Take off all the staring straws and jags in the hive.Mortimer.
Syn. To gaze; to look earnestly. See Gaze.
(Stare) v. t. To look earnestly at; to gaze at.
I will stare him out of his wits.Shak. To stare in the face, to be before the eyes, or to be undeniably evident. "The law . . . stares them
in the face whilst they are breaking it." Locke.