• Flare Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
- (v. i.) To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
- (n.) An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
- (v. i.) To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.
- (n.) Leaf of lard.
- (v. i.) To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.
- (v. i.) To be exposed to too much light.
- (v. i.) To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.
- (n.) 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.
• Flare-up Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A sudden burst of anger or passion; an angry dispute.
- (n.) A sudden bursting into flame; a flaring.