Definition of Flare. Meaning of Flare. Synonyms of Flare

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Definition of Flare

Flare
Flare Flare, n. (Photog.) A defect in a photographic objective such that an image of the stop, or diaphragm, appears as a fogged spot in the center of the developed negative.
Flare
Flare Flare, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flared; p. pr. & vb. n. Flaring.] [Cf. Norw. flara to blaze, flame, adorn with tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E. flash, or flacker.] 1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares. 2. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light. 3. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy. With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head. --Shak. 4. To be exposed to too much light. [Obs.] Flaring in sunshine all the day. --Prior. 5. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare. To flare up, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
Flare
Flare Flare, n. 1. An unsteady, broad, offensive light. 2. A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.

Meaning of Flare from wikipedia

- A flare, also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used...
- Play media Play media A solar flare is a sudden flash of increased brightness on the Sun, usually observed near its surface and in close proximity to...
- Lens flare refers to a phenomenon wherein light is scattered or flared in a lens system, often in response to a bright light, producing a sometimes undesirable...
- A gas flare, alternatively known as a flare stack, is a gas combustion device used in industrial plants such as petroleum refineries, chemical plants...
- A flare gun, also known as a Very pistol or signal pistol, is a large-bore handgun that discharges flares. The flare gun is used to create illumination...
- Flare is the angle at which a ship's hull plate or planking departs from the vertical in an outward direction with increasing height. A flared hull typically...
- Flare ****ings are a type of compression ****ing used with metal tubing, usually soft steel, ductile (soft) copper and aluminum, though other materials...
- The landing flare, also referred to as the round out, is a maneuver or stage during the landing of an aircraft. The flare follows the final approach phase...
- "flares" Flare (ship), a descriptive measure of hull shape Flare ****ing, an expansion flare on the end of a pipe in plumbing Gas flare or "flare stack"...
- Play media A flare or decoy flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure used by a plane or helicopter to counter an infrared homing ("heat-s****ing") surface-to-air...
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