Definitions for flare

Definitions for (noun) flare

Main entry: flare

Definition: (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield

Main entry: flare, flare pass

Definition: a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines

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

Main entry: flare

Definition: a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification

Main entry: flare, flash

Definition: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

Main entry: flare

Definition: a sudden outburst of emotion

Usage: she felt a flare of delight; she could not control her flare of rage

Main entry: flare

Definition: am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)

Main entry: solar flare, flare

Definition: a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference

Main entry: flare

Definition: a sudden burst of flame

Main entry: flair, flare

Definition: a shape that spreads outward

Usage: the skirt had a wide flare

Main entry: flare

Definition: a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms

Usage: a colitis flare; infection can cause a lupus flare

Main entry: flare

Definition: reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation

Definitions for (verb) flare

Main entry: flare, flare out

Definition: become flared and widen, usually at one end

Usage: The bellbottom pants flare out

Main entry: break open, burst out, erupt, flare, flare up, irrupt

Definition: erupt or intensify suddenly

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

Main entry: blaze up, burn up, flame up, flare

Definition: burn brightly

Usage: Every star seemed to flare with new intensity

Main entry: flame, flare

Definition: shine with a sudden light

Usage: The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

Visual thesaurus for flare