What does glare mean?

Definitions for glare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. glare, blaze, brilliance(noun)

    a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

    "a glare of sunlight"

  2. glare, glower(noun)

    an angry stare

  3. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye(verb)

    a focus of public attention

    "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

  4. glower, glare(verb)

    look at with a fixed gaze

    "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"

  5. glare(verb)

    be sharply reflected

    "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"

  6. glare(verb)

    shine intensely

    "The sun glared down on us"


  1. glare(Noun)

    An intense, blinding light.

  2. glare(Noun)

    Showy brilliance; gaudiness.

  3. glare(Noun)

    An angry or fierce stare.

  4. glare(Noun)

    A call collision; when an incoming call occurs at the same time of an outgoing call.

  5. glare(Verb)

    To stare angrily.

    He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time.

  6. glare(Verb)

    To shine brightly.

    The sun glared down on the desert sand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glare(verb)

    to shine with a bright, dazzling light

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  2. Glare(verb)

    to look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  3. Glare(verb)

    to be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  4. Glare(verb)

    to shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  5. Glare(noun)

    a bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  6. Glare(noun)

    a fierce, piercing look or stare

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  7. Glare(noun)

    a viscous, transparent substance. See Glair

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  8. Glare(noun)

    a smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]

  9. Glare(noun)

    smooth and bright or translucent; -- used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice

    Etymology: [See Glary, and Glare, n.]


  1. GLARE

    GLARE is a "Glass Laminate Aluminium Reinforced Epoxy" FML, composed of several very thin layers of metal interspersed with layers of glass-fibre "pre-preg", bonded together with a matrix such as epoxy. The uni-directional pre-preg layers may be aligned in different directions to suit the predicted stress conditions. Although GLARE is a composite material, its material properties and fabrication are very similar to bulk aluminum metal sheets. It has far less in common with composite structures when it comes to design, manufacture, inspection or maintenance. GLARE parts are constructed and repaired using mostly conventional metal material techniques. Its major advantages over conventional aluminium are: ⁕Better "damage tolerance" behaviour ⁕Better corrosion resistance ⁕Better fire resistance ⁕Lower specific weight Furthermore, it is possible to "tailor" the material during design and manufacture such that the number, type and alignment of layers can suit the local stresses and shapes throughout the aircraft. This allows the production of double-curved sections, complex integrated panels or very large sheets, for example.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Glare

    glār, n. a clear, dazzling light: overpowering lustre: a piercing look.—v.i. to shine with a clear, dazzling light: to be ostentatiously splendid: to look with piercing eyes.—adj. Glar′ing, bright and dazzling: barefaced: notorious.—adv. Glar′ingly.—n. Glar′ingness. [Perh. from A.S. glær, a pellucid substance, amber.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Glare

    Relatively bright light, or the dazzling sensation of relatively bright light, which produces unpleasantness or discomfort, or which interferes with optimal VISION, OCULAR. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'glare' in Verbs Frequency: #1070

Anagrams for glare »

  1. large

  2. lager

  3. Alger

  4. regal

  5. Elgar

How to pronounce glare?

  1. Alex
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How to say glare in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glare in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of glare in a Sentence

  1. Perry Stimpson:

    Now in the glare of scrutiny from regulators these activities look wrong. But at the time they were market convention.

  2. James Thurber:

    There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Anything donated anonymously for the welfare of the real needy is a CHARITY; Anyone, be s/he any celebrity, doing it pompously or in a media glare publicly is just seeking PUBLICITY.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Fools praise only the people who are seen at top height and basking in the glare of media limelight; the wise appreciates merely a person who is truly bright for glowing solely with own inner light regardless of his place and position in the society as a matter of valid point.

  5. James Thurber:

    There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.

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