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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flareflɛər(v.; n.)flared, flar•ing

  1. (v.i.)to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often fol. by up):

    The fire flared up as the paper caught.

  2. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame.

  3. to burst out in sudden, fierce activity, passion, etc. (often fol. by up or out).

  4. to shine or glow.

  5. to spread gradually outward, as the end of a trumpet or the bottom of a wide skirt.

  6. (v.t.)to cause to flare.

  7. to display conspicuously or ostentatiously.

  8. to signal by flares of fire or light.

  9. to discharge and burn (excess gas) at a well or refinery.

    Category: Energy

  10. flare out or up, to become suddenly enraged.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  11. (n.)a flaring or swaying flame or light.

  12. a sudden blaze or burst of flame.

  13. a blaze of fire or light used as a signal, for illumination or guidance, etc. a device or substance producing such a blaze.

  14. a sudden burst, as of zeal or of anger.

  15. a gradual spread outward in form; outward curvature.

  16. something that spreads out.

  17. flares,trousers that flare near or at the bottoms of the legs.

    Category: Clothing

  18. unwanted light reaching the image plane of an optical instrument, resulting from extraneous reflections, scattering by lenses, and the like.

    Category: Optics

  19. a fogged appearance given to an image by reflection within a camera lens or within the camera itself.

    Category: Photography

  20. Category: Astronomy

    Ref: solar flare.

Origin of flare:

1540–50; orig. meaning: spread out, said of hair, a ship's sides, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flare, flair(noun)

    a shape that spreads outward

    "the skirt had a wide flare"

  2. flare(noun)

    a sudden burst of flame

  3. flare, flash(noun)

    a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

  4. flare(noun)

    reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation

  5. flare(noun)

    a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms

    "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"

  6. solar flare, flare(noun)

    a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference

  7. flare(noun)

    am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)

  8. flare(noun)

    a sudden outburst of emotion

    "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"

  9. flare(noun)

    a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification

  10. flare pass, flare(noun)

    a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines

    "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"

  11. flare(verb)

    (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield

  12. flare, flame up, blaze up, burn up(verb)

    burn brightly

    "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"

  13. flare out, flare(verb)

    become flared and widen, usually at one end

    "The bellbottom pants flare out"

  14. flare, flame(verb)

    shine with a sudden light

    "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

  15. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out(verb)

    erupt or intensify suddenly

    "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. flare(noun)ɛər

    a device that produces a bright light to attract attention if you need help

Wiktionary

  1. flare(Noun)

    A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.

    The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.

  2. flare(Noun)

    A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width, e.g. on the lower legs of trousers and jeans.

    That's a genuine early '70's flare on those pants.

  3. flare(Noun)

    The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.

    The captain executed the flare perfectly, and we lightly touched down.

  4. flare(Noun)

    A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders

    Jones hits a little flare to left that falls for a single.

  5. flare(Noun)

    An aircraft-released countermeasure to counter an infrared-homing missile.

  6. flare(Verb)

    To blaze brightly.

    The blast furnace flared in the night.

  7. flare(Verb)

    To burn unsteadily.

  8. flare(Verb)

    To burst out suddenly, as in anger.

    The insult made him flare up.

  9. flare(Verb)

    To open outward in shape.

  10. flare(Verb)

    To cause to burn.

  11. Origin: Origin unknown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flare(verb)

    to burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares

  2. Flare(verb)

    to shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light

  3. Flare(verb)

    to shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy

  4. Flare(verb)

    to be exposed to too much light

  5. Flare(verb)

    to open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare

  6. Flare(noun)

    an unsteady, broad, offensive light

  7. Flare(noun)

    a spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace

  8. Flare(noun)

    leaf of lard

Freebase

  1. Flare

    A flare, also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used for signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications. Flares may be ground pyrotechnics, projectile pyrotechnics, or parachute-suspended to provide maximum illumination time over a large area. Projectile pyrotechnics may be dropped from aircraft, fired from rocket or artillery, or deployed by flare guns or handheld percussive tubes.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. flare

    The change in the flight path of an aircraft so as to reduce the rate of descent for touchdown.


Translations for flare

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

flare(verb)

to burn with a bright unsteady light

The firelight flared.

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