What does glare mean?

Definitions for glare

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. glare, blaze, brilliancenoun

    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, glowernoun

    an angry stare

  3. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eyeverb

    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, glareverb

    look at with a fixed gaze

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

  5. glareverb

    be sharply reflected

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

  6. glareverb

    shine intensely

    "The sun glared down on us"


  1. glarenoun

    An intense, blinding light.

  2. glarenoun

    Showy brilliance; gaudiness.

  3. glarenoun

    An angry or fierce stare.

  4. glarenoun

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

  5. glareverb

    To stare angrily.

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

  6. glareverb

    To shine brightly.

    The sun glared down on the desert sand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Glareverb

    to shine with a bright, dazzling light

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

  2. Glareverb

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

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

  3. Glareverb

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

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

  4. Glareverb

    to shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light

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

  5. Glarenoun

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

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

  6. Glarenoun

    a fierce, piercing look or stare

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

  7. Glarenoun

    a viscous, transparent substance. See Glair

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

  8. Glarenoun

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

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

  9. Glarenoun

    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)

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  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

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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. Anuj Somany:

    A person who burns from inside like the sun or a lamp can be a guiding light into others life and its luminous flux decides as how much a preacher’s life is right; and the people who can’t or don’t, seem bright only to those who have mere eyesight without a vision inside but just a minuscule glare.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The charity is an altruistic activity, so invariably it’s done with own hidden identity; but a person who does it on a public place under media glare obviously seeks, directly or indirectly, publicity.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    It is good to ask question to seek answer as solution, but not to a person who is a self-styled guru or god-man enjoying often media glare and attention.

  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. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is often basking in the glare of publicity may look to the people that he is quitting his high position, but actually he might be going for a higher promotion.

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