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Definition of Flare

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burn unsteadily; suddenly burst into flame, ignite; suddenly burst into anger; signal using a bright light; slowly curve outward
wavering flame or light; sudden burst of light; outburst of anger or emotion; bright signal light; outwardly spreading curve
Flare Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
breathe; blow
Flare Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

\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.
\flare\, n. leaf of lard. "pig's flare."
\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 flares.
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.
5. to open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.

  similar words(3) 

 to flare up 
 flare up 
Australian Slang
bloom, blossom; e.g. corn flares, wile flares, etc.: “Wet cheque ettha flares?” - “Gloria sarnthay. I gom airtat Sairf Nils”
WordNet 2.0

1. a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
(synonym) flair
(hypernym) shape, form
(derivation) flare out
2. a sudden burst of flame
(hypernym) fire, flame, flaming
(derivation) flame
3. a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
(synonym) flash
(hypernym) visual signal
(hyponym) star shell
4. reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
(hypernym) erythroderma
5. a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
(hypernym) attack
6. a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
(synonym) solar flare
(hypernym) solar radiation
7. am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
(hypernym) reflection, reflexion
8. a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
(hypernym) effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition
9. a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
(hypernym) device
(hyponym) fusee, fuzee
10. a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
(synonym) flare pass
(hypernym) forward pass, aerial
11. (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
(hypernym) fly, fly ball
(classification) baseball, baseball game, ball

1. burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
(synonym) flame up, blaze up, burn up
(hypernym) burn, combust
2. become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"
(synonym) flare out
(hypernym) widen
(derivation) flair
3. shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
(synonym) flame
(hypernym) shine, beam
4. erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
(synonym) erupt, irrupt, flare up, break open, burst out
(hypernym) intensify, deepen
Flare Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(1)To burn unwanted gas through a pipe or stack. (Under conservation laws, the flaring of natural gas is illegal.) (2) The f lame from a flare; the pipe or the stack itself.
Flare Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) The change in the flight path of an aircraft so as to reduce the rate of descent for touchdown.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Flare Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
RF Electronics
Unnatural white or colored margins of a television picture.
Solar Energy
A sudden eruption of energy on the solar disk  lasting minutes to hours, from which radiation and particles are emitted.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. A gradual spreading or widening of a tube. See double flare .
2. A sudden burst of flame.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
The maneuver performed moments before landing in which the nose of an aircraft is pitched up to minimize the touchdown descent rate. Also ensures that the main landing gear touches before the nose wheel in tricycle geared aircraft.
Aviation Acronyms and Terms
The point where an aeroplane floats above the runway just before touchdown.
Astronomy and Physics Terms by
A sudden eruption of energy on the solar disk lasting minutes to hours, from which radiation and particles are emitted.
Solar Physics Glossary
Rapid release of energy from a localized region on the Sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation , energetic particles, and mass motions.
Flare Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
GemStone III Glossary
n. A spell on the Minor Spiritual spell circle. Details are as follows.
Spell #: 111
Spell code: firespirit
Effect: When cast outdoors, this spell will launch a flare which will be visible in the sky to anybody in the region. It also can be cast at a character or creature and be used as an elemental fireball attack (requiring spell aiming skill to utilize effectively). It will also warm objects it is cast at. Beware of casting this spell indoors.
Duration: N/A
Cumulative Duration? N/A
Self-Cast Only? No.
Flare Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A flare, also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used for signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications. Flares may be ground pyrotechnics, projectile pyrotechnics, or parachute-suspended to provide maximum illumination time over a large area. Projectile pyrotechnics may be dropped from aircraft, fired from rocket or artillery, or deployed by flare guns or handheld percussive tubes.

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Flare Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The spreading out from the central vertical plans of the fore-body of a ship with increasing rapidity as the section rises from the water line to the rail.
Nautical Know How Glossary of Boating Terms
The outward curve of a vessel's sides near the bow. A distress signal.
Flare Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
A control device that burns hazardous materials to prevent their release into the environment; may operate continuously or intermittently, usually on top of a stack.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A control device that burns hazardous materials to prevent their release into the environment; may operate continuously or intermittently, usually on top of a stack.
Flare Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webart Magic Astronomical Glossary
Rapid release of energy from a localized region on the Sun in the form of electromagnetic radiation, energetic particles, and mass motions.
Flare Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Muscle Pain
a redness of the skin extending beyond the local reaction to the application of an irritant or a noxious stimulus.