- flash blindness,
- flash burn,
- flash card
Origin of flaring
verb (used without object), flared, flar·ing.
verb (used with object), flared, flar·ing.
Origin of flare
Examples from the Web for flaring
Perhaps I should be more understanding, now that my own hoarding tendencies are flaring up.
Crime is on the rise and tensions throughout the city are flaring.‘Mad Men’: The Bizarre Megan Draper as Sharon Tate Conspiracy Theory|Jace Lacob|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tensions with Israel are flaring again as pro-Palestinian activists prepare to send more aid ships to Gaza.
They had existed beside us, beneath us rather, flaring up like brushfire since the first humanoids left the trees.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Any man who successfully manages a harem knows he must be on the lookout for such resentments, and prevent them from flaring up.
Twenty feet below there came the glistening reflection of the flaring flame.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
Betty, looking from her window, saw only flaring oil lamps and gasoline torches illuminating the street.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
Through the glass side of the café one could see the moving, flaring lights of the Boulevard Saint-Michel.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
The Vicar's wife regarded her as too large and flaring and curvilinear for reputable good looks.Septimus|William J. Locke
I shall not readily forget the view disclosed to me by the flaring oil lamps hung in sconces to the ancient smoky walls.Simon Dale|Anthony Hope
- 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.