glare /ˈglær, ˈglɛr/
Glare v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glared p. pr. & vb. n. Glaring.]
1. To shine with a bright, dazzling light.
The cavern glares with new-admitted light. --Dryden.
2. To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely.
And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon. --Byron.
3. To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay.
She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring. --Pope.
Glare, v. t. To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire. --Milton.
1. A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light.
The frame of burnished steel that cast a glare. --Dryden.
2. A fierce, piercing look or stare.
About them round,
A lion now he stalks with fiery glare. --Milton.
3. A viscous, transparent substance. See Glair.
4. A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice. [U. S. ]
Glare, a. Smooth and bright or translucent; -- used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice. [U. S.]
n 1: great brightness; "a glare of sunlight"; "the flowers were a
blaze of color" [syn: blaze, brilliance]
2: an angry stare [syn: glower]
3: a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the
limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full
glare of publicity to the agency" [syn: limelight, spotlight,
v 1: look at with a fixed gaze; "The girl glared at the man who
tried to make a pass at her" [syn: glower]
2: be sharply reflected; "The moon glared back at itself from
the lake's surface"
3: shine intensely; "The sun glared down on us"