Flare

Definition of Flare

v. i.1.To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.
[imp. & p. p. Flared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flaring.]
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.
- Shak.
4.To be exposed to too much light.
Flaring in sunshine all the day.
- Prior.
5.To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.
To flare up
to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion.
- Thackeray.
n.1.An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
2.A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
3.(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.
1.Leaf of lard.

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