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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flare  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  be  exposed  to  too  much  light.  [Obs.] 
 
  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.  [Colloq.]  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flare  \Flare\,  n. 
  1.  An  unsteady,  broad,  offensive  light. 
 
  2.  A  spreading  outward;  as  the  flare  of  a  fireplace. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flare  \Flare\,  n. 
  Leaf  of  lard.  ``Pig's  flare.''  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flare 
  n  1:  a  shape  that  spreads  outward;  "the  skirt  had  a  wide  flare" 
  2:  a  sudden  burst  of  flame 
  3:  a  burst  of  light  used  to  communicate  or  illuminate  [syn:  {flash}] 
  4:  a  sudden  eruption  of  hydrogen  gas  from  the  sun's  surface; 
  associated  with  sunspots  and  radio  interference  [syn:  {solar 
  flare}] 
  v  1:  burn  brightly  [syn:  {flame  up},  {blaze  up},  {burn  up}] 
  2:  become  suddenly  excited  or  angry;  "She  flares  up  easily" 
  [syn:  {flare  up},  {erupt}] 
  3:  become  flared  and  widen,  usually  at  one  end  "The  bellbottom 
  pants  flare  out"  [syn:  {flare  out}] 
  4:  shine  with  a  sudden  light  [syn:  {flame}] 
  5:  erupt  or  intensify  suddenly;  "Unrest  erupted  in  the 
  country";  "Tempers  flared  at  the  meeting"  [syn:  {erupt},  {flare 
  up},  {break  open},  {burst  out}] 




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