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
How to use flare in a sentence
In the right circumstances, Google Photos' effects are more than enough to add a little flare to your pics.Google Photos is better at image editing than you think|Harry Guinness|November 17, 2020|Popular-Science
A tearing and reforming magnetic field could beam out radio waves directly, or a bursting crust could launch eruptions of particles analogous to solar flares, which could in turn cause FRBs.Astronomers have traced mysterious radio waves to a source in our own galaxy|Charlie Wood|November 4, 2020|Popular-Science
Several of them have been pelted with rocks and shot at with flare guns.The Lobster Attacks Striking at Canada’s Friendly Image|Charu Kasturi|October 29, 2020|Ozy
From the delightful to the experimental to the just plain boring, she and Neil evaluate how the major leagues handle the extra flare of marking championship teams’ jerseys.
This will create light streaks or solar flares that can add a fun touch.
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
But at the end of May, the epidemic flared, and this time it spread to Monrovia.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband|Michael Daly|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Berg: The Google Bus stuff flared up and became a national story after we had written the episodes and were shooting.Mike Judge’s Genius Satire ‘Silicon Valley’ Skewers Tech Titans|Andrew Romano|April 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He looked like an easy target in 2012, and rumors of a Fossella comeback again flared.
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
The remaining one struggled for another half-minute, and flared up in one last, desperate effort.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Apathy and indifference flared up like straws in a sudden flame of passion.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The shop windows flared through the crowds so brightly that they seemed to have brought up electric reinforcements.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
Here and there chandeliers were being lighted for the concerts, blazes of gaslight flared among the green trees.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
Across the river was the hunched sky-line of Doulton's potteries, and a kiln flared redly.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
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