- a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light；a device producing a bright flame, used especially as a signal or marker
- burn with a sudden intensity；(of a light or a person's eyes) glow with a sudden intensity
verb: flare, 3rd person present: flares, gerund or present participle: flaring, past tense: flared, past participle: flared
noun: flare, plural noun: flares
- 1. a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light the flare of the match lit up his face 同義詞
- ▪ a device producing a bright flame, used especially as a signal or marker a flare gun a helicopter spotted a flare set off by the crew 同義詞
- ▪ a sudden burst of intense emotion she felt a flare of anger within her 同義詞
- ▪ a sudden explosion in the chromosphere and corona of the sun or another star, resulting in an intense burst of radiation.
- ▪ extraneous illumination on film caused by internal reflection in the camera.
- 2. a gradual widening, especially of a skirt or pants as you knit, add a flare or curve a hem 同義詞
- ▪ an upward and outward curve of a vessel's bow, designed to throw the water outward when under way.
- 1. burn with a sudden intensity the bonfire crackled and flared up the blaze across the water flared 同義詞
- ▪ (of a light or a person's eyes) glow with a sudden intensity her eyes flared at the stinging insult
- ▪ (of an emotion) suddenly become manifest in a person or their expression alarm flared in her eyes tempers flared
- ▪ (of an illness or chronic medical complaint) recur unexpectedly and cause further discomfort Tracy's pain has flared up again, this time almost beyond enduring
- ▪ (especially of an argument, conflict, or trouble) suddenly become more violent or intense a recurrent border dispute flared up again
- ▪ (of a person) suddenly become angry she flared up, shouting at Jeff
- 2. gradually become wider at one end the dress flared out into a huge train
- ▪ (of a person's nostrils) dilate his head lifted, his nostrils flaring 同義詞
- ▪ (of a person) cause (the nostrils) to dilate.