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Flare meaning

flare - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
  4. 4. a sudden outburst of emotion; " she felt a flare of delight"; " she could not control her flare of rage"
  5. 5. am unwanted reflection in an optical system ( or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
  6. 6. a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; " a colitis flare"; " infection can cause a lupus flare"
  7. 7. erupt or intensify suddenly; " Unrest erupted in the country"; " Tempers flared at the meeting"; " The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
  8. 8. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.
  9. 9. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
  10. 10. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.
  11. 11. To be exposed to too much light.
  12. 12. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.
  13. 13. An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
  14. 14. A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
  15. 15. Leaf of lard.
  16. 16. A defect in a photographic objective such that an image of the stop, or diaphragm, appears as a fogged spot in the center of the developed negative.
  17. 17. An unsteady, glaring light.
  18. 18. To burn with unsteady light; blaze fitfully; expand outward.

flare - examples of usage

  1. The red flare of the fire in the wood! - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Again he came after me, the red flare of the fire running after him. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. There was no sign of the man with the flare on the starboard craneline. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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