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Meaning of GLARE

Pronunciation:  glehr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an angry stare
  2. [n]  great brightness; "a glare of sunlight"; "the flowers were a blaze of color"
  3. [v]  look at with a fixed gaze; "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"
  4. [v]  shine intensely; "The sun glared down on us"
  5. [v]  shine with a harsh, uncomfortably brilliant light; "Not even the sea can glare like the sun"
  6. [v]  be sharply reflected; "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"

GLARE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: blaze, brilliance, glower, glower
 See Also: beam, beam, beat, brightness, reflect, shine, shine, stare, stare



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glare\ (gl[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glared}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Glaring}.] [OE. glaren, gloren; cf. AS. gl[ae]r
    amber, LG. glaren to glow or burn like coals, D. gloren to
    glimmer; prob. akin to E. glass.]
    1. To shine with a bright, dazzling light.
             The cavern glares with new-admitted light. --Dryden.
    2. To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly,
       angrily, or fiercely.
             And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon. --Byron.
    3. To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be
       ostentatiously splendid or gay.
             She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring.
  2. \Glare\, v. t.
    To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
          Every eye Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious
          fire.                                    --Milton.
  3. \Glare\, n.
    1. A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes;
       a confusing and bewildering light.
             The frame of burnished steel that cast a glare.
    2. A fierce, piercing look or stare.
             About them round, A lion now he stalks with fiery
             glare.                                --Milton.
    3. A viscous, transparent substance. See {Glair}.
    4. A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice. [U.
       S. ]
  4. \Glare\, a. [See {Glary}, and {Glare}, n.]
    Smooth and bright or translucent; -- used almost exclusively
    of ice; as, skating on glare ice. [U. S.]
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