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English Dictionary: stark by the DICT Development Group
5 results for stark
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"
  1. devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
    Synonym(s): blunt, crude(a), stark(a)
  2. severely simple; "a stark interior"
    Synonym(s): austere, severe, stark, stern
  3. complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"
  4. without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"
    Synonym(s): arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulterated
  5. providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
    Synonym(s): bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stark \Stark\, adv.
      Wholly; entirely; absolutely; quite; as, stark mind. --Shak.
               Held him strangled in his arms till he was stark dead.
      {Stark naked}, wholly naked; quite bare.
                     Strip your sword stark naked.            --Shak.
      Note: According to Professor Skeat, [bd]stark-naked[b8] is
               derived from steort-naked, or start-naked, literally
               tail-naked, and hence wholly naked. If this etymology
               be true the preferable form is stark-naked.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stark \Stark\, a. [Compar. {Starker}; superl. {Starkest}.] [OE.
      stark stiff, strong, AS. stearc; akin to OS. starc strong, D.
      sterk, OHG. starc, starah, G. & Sw. stark, Dan. st[91]rk,
      Icel. sterkr, Goth. gasta[a3]rknan to become dried up, Lith.
      str[89]gti to stiffen, to freeze. Cf. {Starch}, a. & n.]
      1. Stiff; rigid. --Chaucer.
                     Whose senses all were straight benumbed and stark.
                     His heart gan wax as stark as marble stone.
                     Many a nobleman lies stark and stiff Under the hoofs
                     of vaunting enemies.                           --Shak.
                     The north is not so stark and cold.   --B. Jonson.
      2. Complete; absolute; full; perfect; entire. [Obs.]
                     Consider the stark security The common wealth is in
                     now.                                                   --B. Jonson.
      3. Strong; vigorous; powerful.
                     A stark, moss-trooping Scot.               --Sir W.
                     Stark beer, boy, stout and strong beer. --Beau. &
      4. Severe; violent; fierce. [Obs.] [bd]In starke stours.[b8]
            [i. e., in fierce combats]. --Chaucer.
      5. Mere; sheer; gross; entire; downright.
                     He pronounces the citation stark nonsense.
                     Rhetoric is very good or stark naught; there's no
                     medium in rhetoric.                           --Selden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Stark \Stark\, v. t.
      To stiffen. [R.]
               If horror have not starked your limbs.   --H. Taylor.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Stark, KS (city, FIPS 68025)
      Location: 37.68955 N, 95.14332 W
      Population (1990): 79 (42 housing units)
      Area: 0.5 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 66775
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