1 a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare" [syn: flair]
2 a sudden burst of flame
3 a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate [syn: flash]
4 reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
5 a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
6 a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference [syn: solar flare]
7 am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
8 a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
9 a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
10 a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss" [syn: flare pass]
11 (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
2 become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out" [syn: flare out]
3 shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment" [syn: flame]
4 erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism" [syn: erupt, irrupt, flare up, break open, burst out]
- Rhymes: -ɛə(r)
- A brightly burning
light used to attract
attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.
- The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.
- A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant
width, e.g. on the lower legs of trousers and jeans.
- That's a genuine early '70's flare on those pants.
- 2003, Timothy Noakes, Lore of Running, page 270:
- The flare on the inside of the shoe resists ankle pronation;
- In the context of "aircraft": The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
- The captain executed the flare perfectly, and we lightly touched down.
- A low fly ball that is
hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
- Jones hits a little flare to left that falls for a single.
widening of the lower legs of trousers and jeans
- Finnish: levennys
transition from downward flight to level flight
- Finnish: loivennus
low fly ball
to burn unsteadily
- Finnish: lepattaa
to make flare
- Finnish: sytyttää (flame), suututtaa (person)
- Hyphenation: fla·re
- In the context of "astronomy|lang=fi": solar flare
Flare may refer to:
In culture and the arts
- Flare (magazine), a Canadian fashion and style magazine
- Flare (breakdance move), a move employed in breakdancing
- Mylene Flare Jenius (ミレーヌF ジーナス, Mirēnu F. Jīnasu), a fictional character in the Macross universe
- A Black magic spell featured throughout the Final Fantasy series
- Flare (science fiction novel) by Roger Zelazny and Thomas Timoux Thomas
- Bell-bottoms are a style of trousers sometimes referred to as 'flares'
- The Flares, a doo wop group
- Fully Flared, a skateboarding film by Lakai
In science and medicine
- Flare (pyrotechnic), a luminous device often used for signaling
- Flare (countermeasure), an aerial countermeasure against heat-seeking missiles
- In aviation, the rotation of the aircraft's nose up, used at the final part of landing to arrest the descent rate before touch down is referred to as a 'flare'
- A Wing-In-Ground effect vehicle, also known as a flarecraft
- The re-occurrence of symptoms after a period of remission in fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease and Lupus erythematosus.
- Solar flare, an eruption of plasma from the surface of the sun
- Satellite flare, a phenomenon caused by the reflective surfaces on satellites
- Xara Flare a file format in computing
- In plumbing, the expansion flare on the end of a pipe
- Flare Technology, a corporation
- Gas flare or flare stack, a type of chimney
- Lens flare, a phenomenon which occurs when observing bright sources of light
- Flare, a parachute landing manoeuvre
flare in German: Flare
flare in Korean: 플레어
flare in Italian: Flare (disambigua)
flare in Dutch: Flare
flare in Japanese: フレア
flare in Polish: Flara
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