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Meaning of FLARE

Pronunciation:  flehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  2. [n]  a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
  3. [n]  a sudden burst of flame
  4. [n]  a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
  5. [n]  reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
  6. [v]  become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"
  7. [v]  erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"
  8. [v]  become suddenly excited or angry; "She flares up easily"
  9. [v]  burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
  10. [v]  shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"

FLARE is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: blaze up, break open, burn up, burst out, erupt, erupt, flame, flame up, flare out, flare up, flare up, flash, solar flare
 See Also: beam, Bengal light, burn, combust, deepen, erythroderma, fire, flame, flaming, flare, form, intensify, shape, shine, solar radiation, star shell, Very light, visual signal, widen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flare\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Flaring}.] [Cf. Norw. flara to blaze, flame, adorn with
    tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E. flash, or flacker.]
    1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle
    2. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a
       dazzling or painfully bright light.
    3. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be
       offensively bright or showy.
             With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head.
    4. To be exposed to too much light. [Obs.]
             Flaring in sunshine all the day.      --Prior.
    5. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the
       perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of
       a ship flare.
    {To flare up}, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst
       into a passion. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
  2. \Flare\, n.
    1. An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
    2. A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
  3. \Flare\, n.
    Leaf of lard. ``Pig's flare.'' --Dunglison.
  4. \Flare\, n. (Photog.)
    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.
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