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English noun: flare

1. flare (shape) a shape that spreads outward


SamplesThe skirt had a wide flare.


Synonymsflair


Broader (hypernym)form, shape

2. flare (process) a sudden burst of flame


Broader (hypernym)fire, flame, flaming

3. flare (communication) a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate


Synonymsflash


Broader (hypernym)visual signal


Narrower (hyponym)Bengal light, star shell, Very light, Very-light

4. flare (state) reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation


Broader (hypernym)erythroderma

5. flare (state) a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms


SamplesA colitis flare.
Infection can cause a lupus flare.


Broader (hypernym)attack

6. flare (phenomenon) a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference


Synonymssolar flare


Broader (hypernym)solar radiation

7. flare (phenomenon) am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)


Broader (hypernym)reflection, reflexion

8. flare (communication) a sudden outburst of emotion


SamplesShe felt a flare of delight.
She could not control her flare of rage.


Broader (hypernym)blowup, ebullition, effusion, gush, outburst

9. flare (artifact) a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)fusee, fuzee

10. flare (act) a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines


SamplesHe threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss.


Synonymsflare pass


Broader (hypernym)aerial, forward pass

11. flare (act) (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield


Broader (hypernym)fly, fly ball


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game


English verb: flare

1. flare (weather) burn brightly


SamplesEvery star seemed to flare with new intensity.


Synonymsblaze up, burn up, flame up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)burn, combust

2. flare (change) become flared and widen, usually at one end


SamplesThe bellbottom pants flare out.


Synonymsflare out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)widen

3. flare (weather) shine with a sudden light


SamplesThe night sky flared with the massive bombardment.


ExamplesLights flare on the horizon, The horizon is flareing with lights


Synonymsflame


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beam, shine

4. flare (change) erupt or intensify suddenly


SamplesUnrest erupted in the country.
Tempers flared at the meeting.
The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism.


Synonymsbreak open, burst out, erupt, flare up, irrupt


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify









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