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. [1913 Webster]

2. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light. [1913 Webster]

3. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy. [1913 Webster]

With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To be exposed to too much light. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Flaring in sunshine all the day. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

5. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare. [1913 Webster]

{To flare up}, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Flaring — Flar ing, a. 1. That flares; flaming or blazing unsteadily; shining out with a dazzling light. [1913 Webster] His [the sun s] flaring beams. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Opening or speading outwards. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flaring — index blatant (obtrusive) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flaring — [fler′iŋ] adj. 1. blazing unsteadily for a little while 2. gaudy; lurid 3. curving or spreading outward …   English World dictionary

  • flaring — adjective Date: 1566 1. a. flaming or as if flaming brightly or unsteadily b. gaudy < a flaring resort hotel > 2. opening or spreading outward < flaring nostrils > • flaringly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flaring — flaringly, adv. /flair ing/, adj. 1. blazing; flaming. 2. glaringly bright or showy. 3. spreading gradually outward in form: a flaring skirt. [1585 95; FLARE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • flaring — adjective streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her flags aflare in the breeze • Syn: ↑aflare • Similar to: ↑moving …   Useful english dictionary

  • flaring — a behaviour of fish in which the opercula and fins are extended fully, e.g. Betta splendens males in response to other males (or a mirror) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • flaring — adj. [Uncertain] To open, spread or project outward; spreading from within toward outward; a lip …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Flaring — Набранный жирным выделительным шрифтом текст; Кричащий, бросающийся в глаза шрифт …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • flaring — Synonyms and related words: ablaze, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, ardent, blatant, blazing, blinding, brazen, brazenfaced, burning, candent, candescent, colorful, comburent, conflagrant, crude, deltoid, extravagant, fan shape, fan… …   Moby Thesaurus