flare /ˈflær, ˈflɛr/
flare /ˈflæ(ə)r, ˈflɛ(ə)r/ 不及物動詞
1. An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
2. A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
3. 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 v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flared p. pr. & vb. n. Flaring.]
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.]
Flare, n. Leaf of lard. “Pig's flare.”
n 1: a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
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
v 1: burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new
intensity" [syn: flame up, blaze up, burn up]
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]