Definitions of flare:
  • noun:   (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
  • noun:   a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
  • noun:   a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  • noun:   a sudden outburst of emotion
    Example: "She felt a flare of delight"
  • noun:   am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
  • noun:   a sudden burst of flame
  • noun:   a shape that spreads outward
    Example: "The skirt had a wide flare"
  • noun:   a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms
    Example: "A colitis flare"
  • noun:   reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
  • noun:   a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
    Example: "He threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
  • noun:   a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
  • verb:   burn brightly
    Example: "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
  • verb:   shine with a sudden light
    Example: "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
  • verb:   become flared and widen, usually at one end
    Example: "The bellbottom pants flare out"
  • verb:   erupt or intensify suddenly
    Example: "Tempers flared at the meeting"

Related words...
Descriptive words...

Search for flare at other dictionaries: OneLook, Oxford, American Heritage, Merriam-Webster, Wikipedia

See flare used in context: 139+ rhymes, several books and articles.

Help  Advanced  Feedback  Android  iPhone/iPad  API  Blog  Privacy

Copyright © 2021 Datamuse