flare


flare
[c]/flɛə / (say flair)

verb (flared, flaring)
verb (i)
1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind.
2. Also, flare up. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame.
3. to shine or glow.
4. to spread gradually outwards, as the end of a trumpet, or a ship's sides or bows.
5. Also, flare out. (of a skirt) to extend outwards gradually from top to bottom.
verb (t)
6. to cause (a candle, etc.) to burn with a swaying flame.
7. to display conspicuously or ostentatiously.
8. to signal by flares of fire or light.
9. to cause (something) to spread gradually outwards in form.
10. Metallurgy to heat (a high-zinc brass) to such a high temperature that the zinc vapours begin to burn.
noun
11. a flaring or swaying flame or light as of torches in the wind.
12. a sudden blaze or burst of flame.
13. a sudden blaze of fire or light used as a signal or for illumination or guidance, etc.
14. a device or substance used to produce such a blaze of fire or light.
15. a sudden burst, as of zeal or of temper.
16. a gradual spread outwards in form; outward curvature: the flare of a skirt.
17. something that spreads out.
18. Optics light reflected by the surfaces of an optical system.
19. Hawaiian flare.
20. (plural) trousers having the lower parts of the legs flared; bell-bottoms.
phrase
21. flare up, to start up or burst out in sudden fierce passion, anger, etc.
{originally meaning spread out, display; blend of fly1 and bare1, but compare Norwegian flara blaze}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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