verb (used without object), flared, flar·ing.
verb (used with object), flared, flar·ing.
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Origin of flare
OTHER WORDS FROM flareoutflare, verb (used with object), out·flared, out·flar·ing.un·flared, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH flareflair, flare
Words nearby flare
Example sentences from the Web for flare
Either way, he and others think the campfire flares are important.
When applied to old data, the method anticipated several powerful flares, although it missed some as well.The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts|Emily Conover|July 30, 2020|Science News
Together, the small but ubiquitous flares could be a source of energy to the corona that astronomers haven’t accounted for.The closest images of the sun ever taken reveal ‘campfire’ flares|Lisa Grossman|July 16, 2020|Science News
In the second scenario, which Metzger and his colleagues published last year, the flare of energy escapes the magnetosphere and travels a large distance — up to 1 million times the radius of the magnetar.A Surprise Discovery Points to the Source of Fast Radio Bursts|Shannon Hall|June 11, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Specific features of those electron–gas interactions give each type of aurora its unique flare.Newfound ‘dunes’ is among weirdest of northern lights|Maria Temming|March 9, 2020|Science News For Students
There was also a 37mm flare launcher, a replica of a M203 grenade launcher.NY Couple Not Terrorists, Say Cops, Just Rich Kids With Drug Habits|Michael Daly, Lizzie Crocker|January 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She said she first learned of the current flare up by seeing tweets from the IDF spokesperson's Twitter account.D.C. Protesters March For Gaza, Because That's All They Can Do|Zaid Jilani|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The issue would flare up, then die down, then flare up again.Komen Official Karen Handel Calls Planned Parenthood a ‘Gigantic Bully’|Abigail Pesta|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her doctor told me the financial and family stress in her life had caused her MS to flare and left her vulnerable.
In the most casual conversation, she seems to flare at warp-speed.
He knocked again and the flare of a lighted match illumined the window.The Country Beyond|James Oliver Curwood
Alongside this one special gleam a red glow suddenly appeared—not a rocket this time, but a flare, undoubtedly.The Glory of The Coming|Irvin S. Cobb
You don't want to take advantage of her being sick and weakly now—now, you no need to flare up!Narcissa, or the Road to Rome|Laura E. Richards
"Our flare wasn't handy, and the first match broke," Elliot resumed.Wyndham's Pal|Harold Bindloss
He awoke to find himself staring into the flare of a flashlight.Fighting in France|Ross Kay
British Dictionary definitions for flare
- a blaze of light or fire used to illuminate, identify, alert, signal distress, etc
- the device producing such a blaze
- the unwanted light reaching the image region of an optical device by reflections inside the instrument, etc
- the fogged area formed on a negative by such reflectionsSee also solar flare