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flaring


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Flaring  \Flar"ing\,  a. 
  1.  That  flares;  flaming  or  blazing  unsteadily;  shining  out 
  with  a  dazzling  light. 
 
  His  [the  sun's]  flaring  beams.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Opening  or  speading  outwards. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flaring 
  adj  1:  having  a  gradual  increase  in  width;  "flared  nostrils";  "a 
  skirt  flaring  from  the  waist"  [syn:  {flared}] 
  2:  streaming  or  flapping  or  spreading  wide  as  if  in  a  current 
  of  air;  "ran  quickly,  her  flaring  coat  behind  her";  "a 
  fluttering  scarf";  "flying  banners";  "flags  waving  in  the 
  breeze"  [syn:  {aflare},  {fluttering},  {flying},  {waving}] 




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