verb (used without object), flared, flar·ing.
verb (used with object), flared, flar·ing.
- flapping tremor,
- flare path,
- flare star,
- flare up,
- flare, solar,
Origin of flare
Examples from the Web for flared
The (very wealthy) de la Renta women wore bold colors, flared sleeves, full-bodied skirts and trousers.Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta, American Great, Dead at 82|Tim Teeman|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A highlight was the lone feline gender-bender: a brown male Bengal wearing a flared party skirt.Kitty CATure Fashion Show, An Amazing Dog and Cat Fashion Show, Happened In New York This Weekend|Lori-Lee Emshey|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This family conflict has flared on and off for the last two decades.Nicaragua’s President Accused of Sex Abuse by His Stepdaughter|Mac Margolis|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Days after the controversy first flared, feelings about the ad were still raw in the evangelical community.Melissa Harris-Perry and the Firestorm Over ‘Collective’ Parenting|David Freedlander|April 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Things that flew and things that blew, smoke and lights that flared, and lots and lots of history.Olympics Opening-Ceremonies Review: Hats Off, Danny Boy|Simon Schama|July 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"Well, I'm not a beggar and I'm not hinting for your money," flared Beryl.Red-Robin|Jane Abbott
On the floor was a slightly yellowed spot where the impressor had flared and vanished.Instant of Decision|Gordon Randall Garrett
They flared through emptiness where the Mahon jet had been but now was not.The Machine That Saved The World|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
So I flared up and said the guilty must be punished; that the law must take its course.Missing at Marshlands|Cleo Garis
He could never have found the temerity to demand the information if the music had not flared with such dare-deviltry.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
- 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
Word Origin for flare
"bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.), which led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). Flares "flared trousers" is from 1964.
mid-16c., originally "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Dutch vlederen. Related: Flared; flaring. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Flare-up "a sudden burst" is from 1837.