Origin of flaring
verb (used without object), flared, flar·ing.
verb (used with object), flared, flar·ing.
Origin of flare
Synonyms for flare
Related Words for flaringflicker, burn, flash, explode, blaze, seethe, glow, widen, shoot, dazzle, glare, burst, fume, shimmer, dart, rant, waver, flutter, broaden, grow
Examples from the Web for flaring
Contemporary Examples of flaring
Perhaps I should be more understanding, now that my own hoarding tendencies are flaring up.I’m a Digital Hoarder
December 17, 2014
The epidemic was flaring anew last month, when Spencer left New York for Guinea.From Ebola Country to NYC’s Subways
October 25, 2014
Crime is on the rise and tensions throughout the city are flaring.‘Mad Men’: The Bizarre Megan Draper as Sharon Tate Conspiracy Theory
May 29, 2013
Tensions with Israel are flaring again as pro-Palestinian activists prepare to send more aid ships to Gaza.The Gaza Flotilla PR Battle
June 29, 2011
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
January 14, 2011
Historical Examples of flaring
He raised his arm, and turned off the flaring gas-jet above his head.The Secret Agent
The sun has now withdrawn his splendid lustre, and his flaring beams.Imogen
"I can't have you ask me that again," said the boy, flaring up into a sudden passion.Howards End
E. M. Forster
Then he called to one of the men-at-arms who stood by with a flaring torch.The Strolling Saint
Nasmyth laughed as he glanced at the flaring lamp above his head.The Greater Power
- 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.