Glare

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Glare \Glare\, noun

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. ]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Glare \Glare\, verb (used with an object) To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Glare \Glare\ (gl[^a]r), verb (used without an object) [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

glare

noun

1: a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted; "a glare of sunlight" [syn: {glare}, {blaze}, {brilliance}]

2: an angry stare [syn: {glare}, {glower}]

3: a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency" [syn: {limelight}, {spotlight}, {glare}, {public eye}]

verb

1: look at with a fixed gaze; "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her" [syn: {glower}, {glare}]

2: be sharply reflected; "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"

3: shine intensely; "The sun glared down on us"


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