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
How to use flare in a sentence
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
Both are the result of magnetic activity on the sun, but a solar flare has more energy than a CME.The Sun Is Pummeling Earth. Now What? Solar Storms for Dummies|Lizzie Crocker|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In past flare-ups—documented on open carry forums—the grocery chain has said that it will comply with state laws.Gun Control Group Moms Demand Action Asking Kroger to Ban Guns in Stores|Brandy Zadrozny|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1859, astronomer Richard Carrington observed a strong solar flare that was directed at the Earth.
The principle is sound, but the effect is small enough that another source entirely could be responsible for the extra flare-up.
His words have a nationalistic flare, and his story is gripping.
The old Negro watched the approaching flare of the head-light as he ran on, with a grim, defiant eye.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
His chuckle stopped as lightning flare threw the shadow of a man across the ground at Joseph's feet.
In order to keep the flare-lights burning all kinds of materials had been sacrificed.
Jim agreed at once, handed over the care of his flare-lights to one of the men, and prepared for action.
The furnishings are many hued, the cushions a flare of color, and the pictures fantastically futuristic.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
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