a shape that spreads outward
"the skirt had a wide flare"
a sudden burst of flame
a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
solar flare, instant, flashbulb, flashgun, heartbeat, flash, news bulletin, flair, photoflash, split second, flash bulb, wink, flare pass, newsbreak, flashing, newsflash, jiffy, ostentation, flash lamp, blink of an eye, fanfare, trice, twinkling
reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms
"a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
solar flare, flare(noun)
a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
a sudden outburst of emotion
"she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
flare pass, flare(noun)
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"
(baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
flare, flame up, blaze up, burn up(verb)
"Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
flare out, flare(verb)
become flared and widen, usually at one end
"The bellbottom pants flare out"
shine with a sudden light
"The night sky flared with the massive bombardment"
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out(verb)
erupt or intensify suddenly
"Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
come out, flare up, intrude, catch fire, ignite, blaze up, break through, extravasate, belch, burn up, flare out, break open, break, burst, break out, combust, irrupt, erupt, flame, burst out, flame up, split, explode, conflagrate, push through, recrudesce, take fire, pop out
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.
blaze, flame, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkle, twinkling
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How to use flare in a sentence?
It's still a fluid situation, there have been a number of flare-ups.
Where there are little flare-ups or hotspots, that can be dealt with on a school-by-school or a case-by-case basis.
We are encouraged by the declining number of new Ebola cases in West Africa, but remain concerned about a recent increase in cases in Guinea, and an inability to further reduce case counts in Sierra Leone, moreover, given that a single case can lead to flare-ups of the virus, we must not lose focus.
Pregnancy can also cause lupus to flare and is often the first time a patient is diagnosed.
Jane Mayer’s piece details the many moving and uncontrolled parts of the torture debate, which has become chronic and will flare up again and again, the ‘distraction’ will not go away. I would avoid ever being drawn into commenting on any aspect.
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- ярка светлина, сияние, лумвам, разкроявам, разкрояване, пламвамBulgarian
- Fackel, Leuchtfackel, bengalisches Feuer, anzünden, BengaloGerman
- loimuta, lepattaa, levittää, hätäsoihtu, loivennus, roihuta, levitä, sytyttää, soihtu, valoammus, levennysFinnish
- fusée lumineuse, atterrissageFrench
- razzo, sfolgorare, brillare, scintillare, sfolgorareItalian
- клёш, фальшфе́йер, расширяться, вспы́шка, фа́йер, бенга́льский ого́нь, вспыхивать, вспыхнутьRussian
- işaret ışığıTurkish
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