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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
flaring nostrils (=widened nostrils)
▪ the horse’s flaring nostrils
sb’s temper flares (=they become angry)
▪ On bad days, Elaine’s temper would flare into a violent rage.
violence erupts/breaks out/flares (=suddenly starts)
▪ Violence erupted during the demonstration.
▪ She was young and wore a dress that flared out around her calves.
▪ I see the flash-gun flaring out from behind smoked glass windows.
▪ When the other women had done so, Hector had flared out at them.
▪ In a moment they reddened and flared up, and before long the water was bubbling.
▪ Safety Tim McDonald had bruised a left shoulder in the Rams game, which flared up again Sunday.
▪ On the dunes Angus had put a match to the bonfire which crackled, spat, and flared up.
▪ The singer, her darker side flaring up, demanded that Ruth give up her other clients and become her personal manager.
▪ Many packaging materials contain highly flammable substances that could make a fire suddenly flare up.
▪ After a few days the infection had flared up again, and with it came the same pain.
▪ But the past few weeks have seen the killings flare up again.
▪ In August 1680 simmering peasant discontent in the district of Mondovi had flared up in open rebellion.
▪ A nose wrinkle, with nostrils flaring backwards: betrays annoyance or disgust.
▪ But let him out, the docile beast becomes himself-with nostrils flared, he roars.
▪ His neck curls; his nostrils flare and tremble.
▪ His head was tilted back and his nostrils were flaring.
▪ Tears spurted out of her eyes, her nostrils flared.
▪ Her almost flat nose tended to widen at the nostrils, flaring over a tidal wave of a mouth.
▪ Sukarno procrastinated; tempers flared up, the students withdrew.
▪ Before tempers flared, Dutriz cracked a joke, and talk returned to the news.
▪ Torquay pulled back to 4-2 through Adrian Foster and substitute Stuart Herd but tempers began to flare.
▪ This quick temper that flared at nothing, that was new.
▪ Their tempers now rarely flare even in the worst traffic jams.
▪ A match flared in the darkness.
▪ My allergies tend to flare up in humid weather.
▪ Violence has flared up again in the Middle East.
▪ A handful of violent incidents flared before June 30.
▪ An old back ailment flared up, and he had to miss work for several days.
▪ He flared his nostrils at her, a sign of affection.
▪ On the dunes Angus had put a match to the bonfire which crackled, spat, and flared up.
▪ The oil ignited and the wooden houses flared up like match-sticks.
▪ The sixteen slicks flared in unison with Yellow One and settled into the tall grass.
▪ Their tempers now rarely flare even in the worst traffic jams.
▪ The neutron observations may help cast new light on solar flares and solar activity.
▪ Unshielded, an astronaut could be exposed to hundreds of rads during a solar flare.
▪ Now researchers analysing results from the Solar Maximum Mission satellite have reported detecting solar neutrons from flares two years apart.
▪ For solar flares, a system of early warning satellites around the Sun could detect the first sign of trouble.
▪ This also shows that the ejections are not necessarily triggered by solar flares, a view that has recently been gaining support.
Flares marked the landing site.
▪ One flare hit a policeman in the face and doctors said his condition was critical.
▪ Suddenly, out above the southeastern horizon, parachute flares flowered, lighting up the landscape like daytime.
▪ The flare on the other side of his eyelids informed him everything was working normally.
▪ The familiar patchwork emerges, its margins decorated in autumn by the red and golden flare of the leaves.
▪ The sound of another flare being fired punctuated the night.
▪ Tight trousers flowing to flares, waisted jackets, vivid shirts and ties half a mile wide.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse, n.]

  1. A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil. [Obs.]

  2. A fuse. See Fuse, n.

    1. A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous head which when ignited is not easily blown out even in a gale of wind.

    2. A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter and having the usual igniting tip.

  3. A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube filled with a composition which burns with a bright colored light for a definite time. It is used principally for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a flare or railroad flare.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1540s, "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian or from Dutch vlederen. Meaning "shine out with a sudden light" is from 1630s. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Related: Flared; flaring.


"a giving off of a bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.). This led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). The astronomy sense is from 1937. Meaning "a gradual widening or spreading" is from 1910; hence flares "flared trousers" (1964).


n. A source of brightly burning light or intense heat used to attract attention in an emergency, to illuminate an area, or as a decoy. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To blaze brightly. 2 (context intransitive English) To burn unsteadily. 3 (context transitive intransitive English) To open outward in shape. 4 (context transitive English) To cause to burn. 5 To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light. 6 To shine out with gaudy colours; to be offensively bright or showy. 7 (context obsolete English) To be exposed to too much light.

  1. n. a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare" [syn: flair]

  2. a sudden burst of flame

  3. a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate [syn: flash]

  4. reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation

  5. a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"

  6. a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference [syn: solar flare]

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

  8. a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"

  9. a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification

  10. 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" [syn: flare pass]

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

  1. v. burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity" [syn: flame up, blaze up, burn up]

  2. become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out" [syn: flare out]

  3. shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment" [syn: flame]

  4. erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism" [syn: erupt, irrupt, flare up, break open, burst out]


A flare, also sometimes called a fusee, is a type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. Flares are used for signalling, illumination, or defensive countermeasures in civilian and military applications. Flares may be ground pyrotechnics, projectile pyrotechnics, or parachute-suspended to provide maximum illumination time over a large area. Projectile pyrotechnics may be dropped from aircraft, fired from rocket or artillery, or deployed by flare guns or handheld percussive tubes.

Flare (novel)

Flare is a science fiction novel by American writers Roger Zelazny and Thomas Thurston Thomas, published in 1992.

Flare describes the world as it may be in 2081, and the effects a future inter-planetary civilization would suffer if a solar flare occurred after almost 100 years without any solar activity.

The book takes a scientific approach to the idea, including almost no tangible story line. It is broken into short segments which describe different people in various places suffering from the effects of the solar flare.

Flare (magazine)

Flare is a Canadian fashion magazine. It is published by Rogers Communications.

Flare magazine was created by Maclean-Hunter publishing in 1979, as a rebranding of Miss Chatelaine magazine. Flare promotes itself as "Canada's Fashion magazine". While cover stories often feature American or international stars, Flare otherwise focuses largely on Canadian content and its role in international art, fashion, and media. In addition to runway and street fashion from Canada and abroad, the magazine covers music and entertainment, health and beauty, and feature stories relevant to young Canadian women. Flare celebrated its 30th anniversary on November 5, 2009, with a reception and party at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Flare (disambiguation)

A flare is a device that produces brilliant light and intense heat without explosion, used for lighting, signaling, decoration or as aerial defense countermeasure

Flare may also refer to:

Flare (acrobatic move)

The flare is an acrobatic move in which the performer alternates balancing the torso between either arm while swinging the legs beneath in continuous circles. It is a fundamental b-boying power move, and in gymnastics it may be performed on a pommel horse or during the floor exercise. The move is commonly spelled flair in gymnastics and further may be called a "Thomas flair" after its originator, Kurt Thomas.

Flare (scratch)
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Flare (countermeasure)

A flare or decoy flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure used by a plane or helicopter to counter an infrared homing ("heat-seeking") surface-to-air missile or air-to-air missile. Flares are commonly composed of a pyrotechnic composition based on magnesium or another hot-burning metal, with burning temperature equal to or hotter than engine exhaust. The aim is to make the infrared-guided missile seek out the heat signature from the flare rather than the aircraft's engines.

Flare (album)

Flare is the Japanese pop singer Hitomi Shimatani's seventh studio album. It is available in both CD and CD+DVD format.

Flare (ship)

Flare is the angle at which a ship's hull plate or planking departs from the vertical in an outward direction with increasing height. A flared hull typically has a deck area larger than its cross-sectional area at the waterline. Most vessels have some degree of flare above the waterline. Advantages of hull flare can include improvements in stability, splash and wash suppression, and dockside utility.

Tumblehome is the inverse of flare, where the hull becomes narrower with increasing height.

Flare (comics)

Flare is a superhero whose adventures are published by Heroic Publishing. The character was originally created by Stacy Thain for a superhero role-playing game called Champions. She appeared in the six-issue run of the Champions comic published by Eclipse Comics, then in several of her own comics series as well as The League of Champions, all published by Heroic. A comic strip is syndicated by Creators Syndicate.

Flare was one of four children that were raised by a group of expatriate Nazi scientists located in Brazil and connected with an international group of criminals known as DEMON. The four of them were aged and given unique abilities by the scientists, who hoped to use them as a new group of perfect humans.

Flare's three "siblings" consist of a sister, Olga, who also became a superheroine under the name Sparkplug; a brother Philip who became a prominent member of the occult criminal organization DEMON before he was killed by Malice; and another brother named Tomas, aka Overman. Though the four of them have always referred to each other as "brother" or "sister", stories published in various Heroic Publishing titles have hinted that they have varying parentage.

Flare's mother is Katrina Feran, a.k.a. Die Kriegerin, a.k.a. The Golden Warrior, a member of the World War II-era superhero team The Vanguard of Freedom. The identity of her father is uncertain. Though the two chief possibilities are Eric Schadel (a powerful member of DEMON, and Katrina Feran's former lover) and Hans Gottmann (head of the Nazi scientists who raised Flare and her siblings), Flare refuses to acknowledge the possibility that either one is her father, instead using her mother's last name.

Flare (Techno-Cultural Fest)

Flare, is the annual techno cultural festival of the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. It is a three-day long college fest held towards the end of March every year. It has been celebrated for last four years and has a footfall of over 9,000 students from various colleges of India.

Flare (phone)

Flare is an Android smartphone made by Cherry Mobile it is released in 2012 with a slogan "Dual Core Ng Bayan in 2013 they released a Second Generation of Flare and it is Flare 2.0 a Quad Core Smartphone with a dual SIM function.

Flare (Phone Series)

Flare is an Android Smartphone Series made by Cherry Mobile. It has a number of phones released from 2012–present as the same with Omega.

Their phones are:

  • FLARE - 4" IPS Android JB 4.1 Dual Core Smartphone - Php3,999 - Discontinued - 2012
  • FLARE 2.0 - 4" IPS Android JB 4.1 Quad Core Smartphone - Php3,999 - Available - 2013
  • FLARE 2X - 4" IPS Android JB 4.1 Quad Core Smartphone - Php4,499 - Available - 2013
  • FLARE S - 4" IPS Android JB 4.2 Quad Core Smartphone - Php4,499 - Available - 2013
  • FLARE 2.1 - 4" IPS Android JB 4.1 Quad Core Smartphone - Php3,999 - Available - 2013/2014
  • FLARE HD - 4.3" HD IPS Android JB 4.2 Quad Core Smartphone - Php5,499 - Available - 2014
Flare (film)

is a 2014 French-Japanese film directed by Yūkichi Ōtsuka. Japanese actress, Mayuko Fukuda played the lead role. It was released on April 26, 2014.

Usage examples of "flare".

The nimble, twin-tailed single-seater vaulted skyward under his touch, afterburner flaring.

He waited a second, then two, and saw his round airburst somewhere near the flare.

There Akha stood, broad and horrible of brow, its large stone eyes unseeing yet all-seeing, lit from below by flares.

It said hello by secreting algesic enzymes, triggering a star flare in his chest that slapped him off his feet like a blow from a club.

The Cessna hung back, waiting for the amphib to flare out for its controlled bellyflop.

On board the deck of a junk passing close to seaward of the Andaman a blue flare started up.

Vergere watched all this happen--made it happen, Nom Anor realized--with a humorous expression on her face and a bright orange flare of her crest.

But his wrath flared hotly against his archenemy, the King of the Franks.

Things flare up in the mouth of the Tigris, not far from where Baghdad used to be: the native Lemurians attack the Atlantian colonists, killing two of their officers, supposedly because of some insult to their nation.

Even in the first flare of youth, even at the time when he was the meteoric, dazzling figure flaunting over all the baldpates of the universe the standard of the musical future, it was apparent that there were serious flaws in his spirit.

Like the horseman, Batu had dark eyes set wide over broad cheeks, a flat nose with flaring nostrils, and a powerful build.

Two torches flared on either side, held fast by iron brackets, and a third was held by a servant dressed in a bauta, waiting just inside the open gate.

She found an elegant black knit with subtle beadwork and a softly flaring skirt and slipped it on, then stepped into her high-heeled black pumps.

When he set a match to the booties, the alcohol flared, but the wood did not catch.

Her face was crimson, her nostrils uncontrollably flared and shrank, and the turbulent swelling of those beautiful bubbies showed unequivocally that this was perhaps the most sincere manifestation she had ever shown in the act of love, or so at least I could conjecture after what she had already disclosed concerning her frustrating marital experiences.