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flare

 (flâr)
v. flared, flar·ing, flares
v.intr.
1. To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
2. To burst into intense, sudden flame.
3.
a. To erupt or intensify suddenly: Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up.
b. To become suddenly angry. Used with up: He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties.
c. To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out: flared out at his accusers.
4. To expand or open outward in shape: a skirt that flares from the waist; nostrils that flared with anger.
v.tr.
1. To cause to flame up.
2. To signal with a blaze of light.
n.
1. A brief wavering blaze of light.
2. A device that produces a bright light for signaling, illumination, or identification.
3. An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
4. An expanding or opening outward.
5. An unwanted reflection within an optical system or the resultant fogging of the image.
6. A solar flare.
7.
a. Football A short pass to a back running toward the sideline.
b. Baseball A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
8. Medicine An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.

[Origin unknown.]

flare

(flɛə)
vb
1. to burn or cause to burn with an unsteady or sudden bright flame
2. to spread or cause to spread outwards from a narrow to a wider shape
3. (tr) to make a conspicuous display of
4. (Metallurgy) to increase the temperature of (a molten metal or alloy) until a gaseous constituent of the melt burns with a characteristic flame or (of a molten metal or alloy) to show such a flame
5. (Mining & Quarrying) (sometimes foll by: off) (in the oil industry) to burn off (unwanted gas) at an oil well
n
6. an unsteady flame
7. a sudden burst of flame
8. (Military)
a. a blaze of light or fire used to illuminate, identify, alert, signal distress, etc
b. the device producing such a blaze
9. a spreading shape or anything with a spreading shape: a skirt with a flare.
10. a sudden outburst, as of emotion
11. (General Physics) optics
a. the unwanted light reaching the image region of an optical device by reflections inside the instrument, etc
b. the fogged area formed on a negative by such reflections. See also solar flare
12. (Astronomy) astronomy short for solar flare
13. (Aeronautics) aeronautics the final transition phase of an aircraft landing, from the steady descent path to touchdown
14. (Mining & Quarrying) an open flame used to burn off unwanted gas at an oil well
[C16 (to spread out): of unknown origin]
flared adj

flare

(flɛər)

v. flared, flar•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often fol. by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught.
2. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame.
3. to burst out in sudden, fierce activity, passion, etc. (often fol. by up or out).
4. to shine or glow.
5. to spread gradually outward, as the end of a trumpet or the bottom of a wide skirt.
v.t.
6. to cause to flare.
7. to display conspicuously or ostentatiously.
8. to signal by flares of fire or light.
9. to discharge and burn (excess gas) at a well or refinery.
10. flare out or up, to become suddenly enraged.
n.
11. a flaring or swaying flame or light.
12. a sudden blaze or burst of flame.
13.
a. a blaze of fire or light used as a signal, for illumination or guidance, etc.
b. a device or substance producing such a blaze.
14. a sudden burst, as of zeal or of anger.
15. a gradual spread outward in form; outward curvature.
16. something that spreads out.
17. flares, trousers that flare near or at the bottoms of the legs.
18. unwanted light reaching the image plane of an optical instrument, resulting from extraneous reflections, scattering by lenses, and the like.
19. a fogged appearance given to an image by reflection within a camera lens or within the camera itself.
[1540–50; orig. meaning: spread out, said of hair, a ship's sides, etc.]

flare

The change in the flight path of an aircraft so as to reduce the rate of descent for touchdown.

flare


Past participle: flared
Gerund: flaring

Imperative
flare
flare
Present
I flare
you flare
he/she/it flares
we flare
you flare
they flare
Preterite
I flared
you flared
he/she/it flared
we flared
you flared
they flared
Present Continuous
I am flaring
you are flaring
he/she/it is flaring
we are flaring
you are flaring
they are flaring
Present Perfect
I have flared
you have flared
he/she/it has flared
we have flared
you have flared
they have flared
Past Continuous
I was flaring
you were flaring
he/she/it was flaring
we were flaring
you were flaring
they were flaring
Past Perfect
I had flared
you had flared
he/she/it had flared
we had flared
you had flared
they had flared
Future
I will flare
you will flare
he/she/it will flare
we will flare
you will flare
they will flare
Future Perfect
I will have flared
you will have flared
he/she/it will have flared
we will have flared
you will have flared
they will have flared
Future Continuous
I will be flaring
you will be flaring
he/she/it will be flaring
we will be flaring
you will be flaring
they will be flaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flaring
you have been flaring
he/she/it has been flaring
we have been flaring
you have been flaring
they have been flaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flaring
you will have been flaring
he/she/it will have been flaring
we will have been flaring
you will have been flaring
they will have been flaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flaring
you had been flaring
he/she/it had been flaring
we had been flaring
you had been flaring
they had been flaring
Conditional
I would flare
you would flare
he/she/it would flare
we would flare
you would flare
they would flare
Past Conditional
I would have flared
you would have flared
he/she/it would have flared
we would have flared
you would have flared
they would have flared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flare - a shape that spreads outwardflare - a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
shape, form - the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape"
2.flare - a sudden burst of flame
flame, flaming, fire - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
3.flare - a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
star shell - an artillery shell containing an illuminant
Bengal light - a steady bright blue light; formerly used as a signal but now a firework
Very light, Very-light - a colored flare fired from a Very pistol
4.flare - reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
erythroderma - any skin disorder involving abnormal redness
5.flare - a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
6.flare - a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surfaceflare - a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
solar radiation - radiation from the sun
7.flare - am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
reflexion, reflection - the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
8.flare - a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
ebullition, effusion, outburst, blowup, gush - an unrestrained expression of emotion
9.flare - a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
fuzee, fusee - a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains
10.flare - 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"
aerial, forward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
11.flare - (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
fly ball, fly - (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
Verb1.flare - burn brightlyflare - burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
2.flare - become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out"
widen - become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
3.flare - shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
beam, shine - emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
4.flare - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

flare

noun
1. rocket, light, signal, beacon a ship which had fired a distress flare
2. flame, burst, flash, blaze, dazzle, glare, flicker The flare of fires lights up the blacked-out streets.
verb
1. blaze, flame, dazzle, glare, flicker, flutter, waver, burn up Camp fires flared like beacons in the dark.
2. widen, spread, broaden, spread out, dilate, splay a dress cut to flare from the hips
flare up
1. burn, explode, blaze, be on fire, go up in flames, be alight, flame The fire flared up again.
2. erupt, break out, fire up, burst out, boil over People were injured as fighting flared up.
3. lose your temper, explode, lose it (informal), lose control, lose the plot (informal), throw a tantrum, fly off the handle (informal), lose your cool (informal), blow your top (informal), fly into a temper She suddenly lost her temper with me and flared up.
4. recur, come back, reappear, come again Old ailments can often flare up again.

flare

verb
1. To undergo combustion:
2. To become manifest suddenly and in full force.Also used with up:
break out, burst (forth or out), erupt, explode.
3. To react explosively or suddenly.Also used with up:
phrasal verb
flare up
To be or become angry:
Informal: steam.
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
Translations
يَتَّسِعيُضيء
plápolatrozšířit
blusse opflamme opgå udadsvaje
lepattaalevennysloivennussuututtaasytyttää
évaserflamboyerfusée de signalisationfusée éclairanteondoyer
kiszélesediklobogva ég
blossa uppútvíîur, útvíkkandi
įsiliepsnotiplatėti į apačiąsuliepsnoti
mirdzētmirgotuzliesmotzvanveida
sinalizador
plápolať
vzplameneti
genişle mekparlak alevle titreyerek yanmak

flare

[flɛəʳ]
A. N
1. (= blaze) → llamarada f; (= signal) → bengala f (also Mil) (for target); (on runway) → baliza f
solar flareerupción f solar
2. (Sew) → vuelo m
3. flares (= trousers) → pantalones mpl de campana
B. VI
1. [match, torch] → llamear; [light] → brillar
2. (= widen) [skirt] → hacer vuelo; [trousers, nostrils] → ensancharse
3. [riots] → estallar
4. [tempers] → caldearse, encenderse
flare up VI + ADV
1. [fire] → llamear
2. (fig) [person] → estallar, ponerse furioso (at con) [riots] → estallar; [epidemic] → declararse
3. [wound] → resentirse, volver a dar problemas; [rash] → recrudecerse

flare

[ˈflɛər]
n
(= signal) → signal m lumineux
(in skirt, trousers)évasement m flares
npl (= trousers) → pantalon m à pattes d'éléphant
vi
[fire, flame] → brûler
[temper] → s'échauffer
[trouble, violence, conflict] → éclater
[nostrils] → se dilater
flare up
vi
[fire, flame] → s'embraser
[trouble, violence, conflict] → éclater
[illness, injury] → se réveiller

flare

n
Auflodern nt; (fig, of anger) → Aufbrausen nt
(= signal)Leuchtsignal nt; (from pistol etc) → Leuchtrakete f, → Leuchtkugel f; (= fire, landing flare)Leuchtfeuer nt
(Fashion) → ausgestellter Schnitt; a skirt with a slight flareein leicht ausgestellter Rock; (a pair of) flares (Brit inf) → eine Hose mit Schlag, eine Schlaghose
(= solar flare)Sonneneruption f, → Fackel f
(Phot) → Reflexlicht nt
vi
(match, torch)aufleuchten; (sunspot)aufblitzen
(trousers, skirts)ausgestellt sein
(nostrils)sich blähen
(fig, trouble, violence) → ausbrechen, aufflammen; tempers flareddie Gemüter erhitzten sich
vt nostrilsaufblähen

flare

:
flare path
n (Aviat) → Leuchtpfad m
flare pistol
flare-up
n (of situation)Aufflackern nt, → Auflodern nt; (of person)Aufbrausen nt; (of fighting, epidemic)Ausbruch m; (= sudden dispute)(plötzlicher) Krach

flare

[flɛəʳ]
1. n
a. (blaze) → chiarore m; (signal) → segnale m luminoso (Mil) (for target) → razzo illuminante
b. (in skirt) → svasatura
c. (trousers) flares nplpantaloni mpl a zampa d'elefante
2. vi (match, torch) → accendersi con una fiammata
flare up vi + adv (fire) → divampare (fig) (person) → infiammarsi di rabbia, saltar su; (revolt, situation) → scoppiare

flare

(fleə) verb
1. to burn with a bright unsteady light. The firelight flared.
2. (of a skirt, trousers etc) to become wider at the bottom edge. a flared skirt.
flare up suddenly to burn strongly: A quarrel flared up between them (noun ˈflare-up)

flare

n. brote, irritación rosácea o área difundida; destello, fulgor;
___ -up___ con irritación;
v. brotar, irritar.

flare

n empeoramiento súbito, ataque m (fam); vi (también to — up) empeorar súbitamente; [Nota: El término flare se aplica mayormente al lupus y a las artritis inflamatorias.]
References in classic literature ?
The sudden and brief flare of the match emphasized the darkness for a while.
There, don't get angry, darling; I couldn't flare up all of a sudden in the face of that poor little creature; he looked so absurd--and so--so honest.
She would flare up at them and make trouble, in her small but quite decided and resolute way; for she has a character of her own, and lacks neither promptness nor initiative.
Swiftly something flew across the wall and darted through the trees to a close grown corner, a little flare of red-breasted bird with something hanging from its beak.
For, the time was to come, when the gaunt scarecrows of that region should have watched the lamplighter, in their idleness and hunger, so long, as to conceive the idea of improving on his method, and hauling up men by those ropes and pulleys, to flare upon the darkness of their condition.
Then, as the marsh winds made the fire glow and flare, I thought I heard the voice outside, of the man with the iron on his leg who had sworn me to secrecy, declaring that he couldn't and wouldn't starve until to-morrow, but must be fed now.
Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists.
Not I," said I, and sat grimly watching his face under the yellow paraffine flare, as he drank himself into a garrulous misery.
I have no doubt they found my second appearance strange enough, coming suddenly out of the quiet darkness with inarticulate noises and the splutter and flare of a match.
The round red discharges from the guns made a crimson flare and a high, thick smoke.
The night was chill and raw, and rendered boisterous by almost a gale of wind, which whistled along Washington Street, causing the gas-lights to flare and flicker within the lamps.
A woman may get to love by degrees--the best fire dosna flare up the soonest.