Associations to the word «Flare»

Wiktionary

FLARE, noun. A source of brightly burning light or intense heat used to attract attention in an emergency, to illuminate an area, or as a decoy.
FLARE, noun. A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width.
FLARE, noun. (aviation) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
FLARE, noun. (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
FLARE, noun. 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.
FLARE, noun. (photography) lens flare
FLARE, verb. (intransitive) To blaze brightly.
FLARE, verb. (intransitive) To burn unsteadily.
FLARE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To open outward in shape.
FLARE, verb. (transitive) To cause to burn.
FLARE, verb. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
FLARE, verb. To shine out with gaudy colours; to be offensively bright or showy.
FLARE, verb. (obsolete) To be exposed to too much light.
FLARE ANGEL, noun. A geometric design caused by the vortices of an aircraft swirling the smoke from its anti-missile flares.
FLARE GUN, noun. A large-bore pistol-like firearm used to fire signal flares.
FLARE GUNS, noun. Plural of flare gun
FLARE UP, verb. (intransitive) To burn brightly again.
FLARE UP, verb. (intransitive) To become more intense suddenly.
FLARE UP, verb. (intransitive) (sometimes with “out” instead of “up”) To burst out suddenly, as in anger.
FLARE UP AT, verb. (transitive) To suddenly display anger at.

Dictionary definition

FLARE, noun. A shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare".
FLARE, noun. A sudden burst of flame.
FLARE, noun. A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate.
FLARE, noun. Reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation.
FLARE, noun. A sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare".
FLARE, noun. A sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference.
FLARE, noun. Am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection).
FLARE, noun. A sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage".
FLARE, noun. A device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification.
FLARE, noun. 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".
FLARE, noun. (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
FLARE, verb. Burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity".
FLARE, verb. Become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out".
FLARE, verb. Shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment".
FLARE, verb. Erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism".

Wise words

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