Definitions for: Glare


[n] an angry stare
[n] great brightness; "a glare of sunlight"; "the flowers were a blaze of color"
[v] look at with a fixed gaze; "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"
[v] shine intensely; "The sun glared down on us"
[v] shine with a harsh, uncomfortably brilliant light; "Not even the sea can glare like the sun"
[v] be sharply reflected; "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"



Webster (1913) Definition: Glare (gl[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glared; p. pr. &
vb. n. Glaring.] [OE. glaren, gloren; cf. AS. gl[ae]r
amber, LG. glaren to glow or burn like coals, D. gloren to
glimmer; prob. akin to E. glass.]
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.

Every eye Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious
fire. --Milton.


Glare, n.
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. [See Glary, and Glare, n.]
Smooth and bright or translucent; -- used almost exclusively
of ice; as, skating on glare ice. [U. S.]

Synonyms: blaze, brilliance, glower, glower

See Also: beam, beam, beat, brightness, reflect, shine, shine, stare, stare

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