What does flare mean?

Definitions for flare
flɛərflare

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flare.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flare, flairnoun

    a shape that spreads outward

    "the skirt had a wide flare"

  2. flarenoun

    a sudden burst of flame

  3. flare, flashnoun

    a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

  4. flarenoun

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

  5. flarenoun

    a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms

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

  6. solar flare, flarenoun

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

  7. flarenoun

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

  8. flarenoun

    a sudden outburst of emotion

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

  9. flarenoun

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

  10. flare pass, flarenoun

    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. flareverb

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

  12. flare, flame up, blaze up, burn upverb

    burn brightly

    "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"

  13. flare out, flareverb

    become flared and widen, usually at one end

    "The bellbottom pants flare out"

  14. flare, flameverb

    shine with a sudden light

    "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

  15. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst outverb

    erupt or intensify suddenly

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

Wiktionary

  1. flarenoun

    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. flarenoun

    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. flarenoun

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

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

  4. flarenoun

    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. flarenoun

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

  6. flareverb

    To blaze brightly.

    The blast furnace flared in the night.

  7. flareverb

    To burn unsteadily.

  8. flareverb

    To burst out suddenly, as in anger.

    The insult made him flare up.

  9. flareverb

    To open outward in shape.

  10. flareverb

    To cause to burn.

  11. Etymology: Origin unknown.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Flareverb

    Etymology: from flederen, to flutter, Dutch, Stephen Skinner perhaps accidentally changed from glare.

    She shall be loose enrob’d,
    With ribbands pendant flaring ’bout her head. William Shakespeare.

    Doctrine and life, colours and light, in one
    When they combine and mingle, bring
    A strong regard and awe; but speech alone
    Doth vanish like a flaring thing,
    And in the ear, not conscience, ring. George Herbert.

    When the sun begins to fling
    His flaring beams, me, goddess, bring
    To arched walks of twilight groves. John Milton.

    I cannot stay
    Flaring in sunshine all the day. Matthew Prior.

Wikipedia

  1. Flare

    A flare, also sometimes called a fusée, fusee, or bengala in some Latin-speaking countries, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a bright light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used for distress signaling, 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flareverb

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

  2. Flareverb

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

  3. Flareverb

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

  4. Flareverb

    to be exposed to too much light

  5. Flareverb

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

  6. Flarenoun

    an unsteady, broad, offensive light

  7. Flarenoun

    a spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace

  8. Flarenoun

    leaf of lard

  9. Etymology: [Cf. Norw. flara to blaze, flame, adorn with tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E. flash, or flacker.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flare

    flār, v.i. to burn with a glaring, unsteady light: to glitter or flash: to display glaringly.—n. an unsteady light.—p.adj. Flā′ring, giving out an unsteady light: gaudy.—adv. Flā′ringly.—adj. Flā′ry. [Prob. Scand.; cf. Norw. flara, to blaze.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flare

    In ship-building, is flanching outwards, as at the bows of American ships, to throw off the bow-seas; it is in opposition to tumbling home and wall-sided.

  2. flare

    A name for the skate, Raia batis.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flare in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of flare in a Sentence

  1. The President:

    If you look at some of the states that had a flare-up recently, they're all doing very well, florida is going down. Arizona is going down, way down. They've done a fantastic job. California, as you know, is going down.

  2. Emmanuel Macron:

    The attacks on Saudi Arabia have changed the situation. Today the risk is (that things) flare up because of a miscalculation or a disproportionate response.

  3. Kim Jong:

    I feel like I’m firing a flare at the starting line in the moment of (the two Koreas) writing a new history in North-South relations, peace and prosperity.

  4. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson:

    They thought that they could treat it and that he would be okay, he came back and tried for a little bit, and then it would flare up, and he would have to be out again. I know it was frustrating, really frustrating for him, and scary for him.

  5. Sid Blumenthal:

    Jane Mayer’s piece details the many moving and uncontrolled parts of the torture debate, which has become chronic and will flare up again and again, the ‘distraction’ will not go away. I would avoid ever being drawn into commenting on any aspect.

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Translations for flare

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • разкроявам, ярка светлина, лумвам, сияние, пламвам, разкрояванеBulgarian
  • udfladningDanish
  • bengalisches Feuer, anzünden, Leuchtfackel, Fackel, BengaloGerman
  • llamaradaSpanish
  • soihtu, valoammus, sytyttää, levitä, roihuta, levennys, loimuta, hätäsoihtu, lepattaa, levittää, loivennusFinnish
  • atterrissage, fusée lumineuseFrench
  • चमकHindi
  • sfolgorare, brillare, scintillare, sfolgorare, razzoItalian
  • フレアJapanese
  • 플레어Korean
  • excandescuntLatin
  • vuurpijlDutch
  • szwedyPolish
  • sinalizadorPortuguese
  • вспы́шка, расширяться, фальшфе́йер, клёш, вспыхнуть, вспыхивать, бенга́льский ого́нь, фа́йерRussian
  • trapezSerbo-Croatian
  • lysraketSwedish
  • işaret ışığıTurkish
  • 閃光Chinese

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