- a very harsh, bright, dazzling light: in the glare of sunlight.
- a fiercely or angrily piercing stare.
- dazzling or showy appearance; showiness.
- to shine with or reflect a very harsh, bright, dazzling light.
- to stare with a fiercely or angrily piercing look.
- Archaic. to appear conspicuous; stand out obtrusively.
- to express with a glare: They glared their anger at each other.
Origin of glare1
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- a bright, smooth surface, as of ice.
Origin of glare2
Examples from the Web for glare
One proof of that is in the Muslims who now come and go from the ground zero mosque without receiving so much as a glare.Why the Ground Zero Mosque Is Worth Saving
April 11, 2014
Due to the glare of the sun I was unable to tell if the persons were male or female.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida
March 30, 2014
Now stare at the bright screen for a few minutes, giving your open eye plenty of time to adjust to the glare.Body Hack: How to See in the Dark (Like Pirates!)
December 10, 2013
In 2009 he published a series of photographs with captions from his life, Snapshots in History's Glare.Gore Vidal’s Tragic Final Decade
November 8, 2013
Some people stared in curiosity, some in amazement, and others in judgment, so it was interesting to get that glare.Jared Leto on His Brilliant Performance as a Transsexual in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
September 10, 2013
Then he ventured into the heat and glare of Broadway where humanity stewed and wilted.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He bent his head forward challengingly, to meet the glare of his accuser's eyes.Within the Law
Carlotta's eyes were blinded for a moment by the glare of the house lights.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
They would have stiffened in astonishment could they have translated the "glare."Quaint Courtships
The first look that they gave at the upper world was a glare of wrath and defiance.Tanglewood Tales
- (intr) to stare angrily; glower
- (tr) to express by glowering
- (intr) (of light, colour, etc) to be very bright and intense
- (intr) to be dazzlingly ornamented or garish
- an angry stare
- a dazzling light or brilliance
- garish ornamentation or appearance; gaudiness
- mainly US and Canadian smooth and glassyglare ice
Word Origin and History for glare
late 13c., "shine brightly," from or related to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German glaren "to gleam," related by rhoticization to glas (see glass). Sense of "stare fiercely" is from late 14c. The noun is c.1400 in sense "bright light;" 1660s in sense of "fierce look." Old English glær (n.) meant "amber." Related: Glared; glaring.