1. [ noun ] a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
Synonyms: flash
Related terms: visual_signal Very_light Bengal_light star_shell
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) a sudden burst of flame
Related terms: fire
3. [ noun ] a shape that spreads outward
Synonyms: flair

"the skirt had a wide flare"

Related terms: shape flare_out
4. [ verb ] become flared and widen, usually at one end
Synonyms: flare_out

"The bellbottom pants flare out"

Related terms: widen
5. [ verb ] become suddenly excited or angry
Synonyms: erupt flare_up

"She flares up easily"

Related terms: appear erupt
6. [ verb ] burn brightly
Synonyms: flame_up burn_up blaze_up

"Every star seemed to flare with new intensity."

Related terms: burn
7. [ noun ] (medicine) a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms

"a colitis flare" "infection can cause a lupus flare"

Related terms: attack
8. [ noun ] (medicine) reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
Related terms: erythroderma
9. [ verb ] shine with a sudden light
Synonyms: flame

"The night sky flared with the massive bombardment."

Related terms: shine
10. [ noun ] (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
Related terms: fly baseball
11. [ noun ] a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
Related terms: device fusee
12. [ noun ] (sport,american football) a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
Synonyms: flare_pass

"he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"

Related terms: forward_pass
13. [ noun ] (physics) am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
Related terms: reflection
14. [ noun ] a sudden outburst of emotion

"she felt a flare of delight" "she could not control her flare of rage"

Related terms: effusion
15. [ verb ] erupt or intensify suddenly
Synonyms: erupt flare_up burst_out irrupt break_open

"Unrest erupted in the country" "Tempers flared at the meeting" "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"

Related terms: intensify outburst
16. [ noun ] (physics,astronomy) a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
Synonyms: solar_flare
Related terms: solar_radiation
Similar spelling:   Flore