Flare meaning

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Flare is defined as to blaze into a sudden light, burst into anger to curve outward.

An example of flare is for a firework to suddenly light up the sky.

An example of flare is for a dress to widen dramatically at the bottom.

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The definition of a flare is a sudden and brief outburst of light or emotion.

An example of a flare is a light shot up into the air as a signal that someone is in distress.

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To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
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To burst into intense, sudden flame.
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To expand or open outward in shape.

A skirt that flares from the waist; nostrils that flared with anger.

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To erupt or intensify suddenly.

Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up.

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To become suddenly angry. Used with up .

He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties.

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To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out .

Flared out at his accusers.

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To cause to flame up.
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To signal with a blaze of light.
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A brief wavering blaze of light.
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A device that produces a bright light for signaling, illumination, or identification.
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An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
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An expanding or opening outward.
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A solar flare.
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An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
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A short pass to a back running toward the sideline.
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A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
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To burst out suddenly in anger, violence, etc.
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To curve or spread outward, as the bell of a trumpet.
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To blaze up with a sudden, bright light.
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To burn unsteadily, as a flame whipped about by the wind.
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To make flare.
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To signal with a flare.
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A bright, unsteady blaze of light lasting only a little while; outburst of flame.
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A device for producing a very bright light, used as a distress signal, to light up a landing field, etc.
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A sudden, brief outburst, as of emotion or sound.
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Pants with legs that widen near or at the ankles.
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A foggy spot on film, caused by a reflection of light from the lens.
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A curving or spreading outward, as of a skirt.
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A part that curves or spreads outward.
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A short-lived, spotlike outburst of increased brightness on the sun, seen esp. near sunspots and often accompanied by X-rays, gamma rays, etc.
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A sudden, temporary increase in the brightness of any star.
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A brief wavering blaze of light.
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An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
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An expanding or opening outward.
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An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.
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A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition.

Treating an arthritis flare.

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A source of brightly burning light or intense heat used to attract attention in an emergency, to illuminate an area, or as a decoy.

The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.

A spent flare had punctured the tire.

The flares attracted the heat-seeking missiles.

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An unwanted reflection within an optical system or the resultant fogging of the image.
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A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width.

That's a genuine early '70's flare on those pants.

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(aviation) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.

The captain executed the flare perfectly, and we lightly touched down.

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(baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders.

Jones hits a little flare to left that falls for a single.

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A type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. A colored flare used as a warning on the railroad, a fusee.
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(intransitive) To blaze brightly.

The blast furnace flared in the night.

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(intransitive) To burn unsteadily.

The candle flared in a sudden draught.

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(intransitive) To open outward in shape.

The cat flared its nostrils while sniffing at the air.

The cat's nostrils flared when it sniffed at the air.

The building flared from the third through the seventh floors to occupy the airspace over the entrance plaza.

The sides of a bowl flare.

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To cause to burn.
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To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
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To shine out with gaudy colours; to be offensively bright or showy.
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Origin of flare

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