Glare meaning

glâr
The definition of a glare is an angry stare, a blinding light or an area of glassy ice.

An example of a glare is a look that a student may get from their teach when misbehaving.

An example of a glare is light from the sun making it difficult to drive.

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To stare fixedly and angrily.
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To glare is defined as to stare at.

An example of to glare is to look at someone for a long time.

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To shine intensely and blindingly.

A hot sun glared down on the desert.

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To be conspicuous; stand out obtrusively.

The headline glared from the page.

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To express by staring angrily.

He glared his disapproval.

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A fierce or angry stare.
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To be too bright or showy.
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A sheet or surface of glassy and very slippery ice.
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To shine with a strong, steady, dazzling light.
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To stare fiercely or angrily.
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To send forth or express with a glare.
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A strong, steady, dazzling light or brilliant reflection, as from sunlight.
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A too bright or dazzling display.
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A fierce or angry stare.
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A smooth, bright, glassy surface, as of ice.
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Smooth, bright, and glassy.
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The condition that arises when a telephone line or trunk is seized at both ends for different reasons, perhaps causing the collision between an incoming call and an outgoing call, for example. Glare is a phenomenon associated with loop start signaling used to support single-line telephones, multi-line telephones, and key telephone systems (KTSs).When the handset of the telephone is lifted, the electrical loop is completed and current flows across the circuit.The central office switch detects that fact and returns dial tone for an outgoing call, or connects an incoming call, as appropriate. If the user picks up the handset to place an outgoing call at the same time that the central office switch is attempting to connect an incoming call, a collision, or glare condition, occurs. See also ground start, loop, and loop start.
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(uncountable) An intense, blinding light.
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(telephony) A call collision; the situation where an incoming call occurs at the same time as an outgoing call.
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(US) A smooth, bright, glassy surface.

A glare of ice.

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A viscous, transparent substance; glair.
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(intransitive) To stare angrily.

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

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(intransitive) To shine brightly.

The sun glared down on the desert sand.

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To be bright and intense, or ostentatiously splendid.
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To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
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(US, of ice) Smooth and bright or translucent; glary.

Skating on glare ice.

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Origin of glare

  • Middle English glaren to glitter Middle Low German glaren to glisten ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from glare

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition