flared

2 definitions found

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

flared \flared\ adjective having a gradual increase in width; as, flared nostrils.

Syn: flaring. [WordNet 1.5]

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

Flare \Flare\ (fl[^a]r), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Flared} (fl[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flaring}.] [Cf. Norw. flara to blaze, flame, adorn with tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E. flash, or flacker.]

1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.

2. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.

3. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.

With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head. --Shak.

4. To be exposed to too much light. [Obs.]

Flaring in sunshine all the day. --Prior.

5. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.

{To flare up}, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.


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