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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flare /ˈflær, ˈflɛr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 flare /ˈflæ(ə)r, ˈflɛ(ə)r/ 不及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flare, n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flare, n. Leaf of lard. “Pig's flare.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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
      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]