flare flare  /f ˈlɛr/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a shape that spreads outward
  2. (n) a sudden burst of flame
  3. (n) a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  4. (n) reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation
  5. (n) a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms
  6. (n) a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference
  7. (n) am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
  8. (n) a sudden outburst of emotion
  9. (n) a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
  10. (n) a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
  11. (n) (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
  12. (v) burn brightly
  13. (v) become flared and widen, usually at one end
  14. (v) shine with a sudden light
  15. (v) erupt or intensify suddenly

Usage(s):

  1. Fewer flare-ups, doctors say, means less physical therapy to treat them which means considerable savings in patients' time, money and discomfort.
  2. Pink Is the New Blog dishes with flare.
  3. A solar flare is a gigantic eruption of the turbulent gases in the sun.

News

  1. Scientists watch as a normally dull star sends out an exciting flare

    By Megan GannonSpace.comA normally dull star in Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, gave off an incredible flare while scientists watched, increasing its brightness 15-fold in just three minutes before returning to normal.Dubbed WX UMa, the stellar body belongs to a rare class of variable stars known as flare stars, which suddenly and unpredictably boost their brightness in a matter of ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Scientists watch as 'flare star' lights it up

    By Megan GannonSpace.comA normally dull star in Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, gave off an incredible flare while scientists watched, increasing its brightness 15-fold in just three minutes before returning to normal.Dubbed WX UMa, the stellar body belongs to a rare class of variable stars known as flare stars, which suddenly and unpredictably boost their brightness in a matter of ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Flare Star Gets 15 Times Brighter in Minutes

    A normally dull star in Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, give off an incredible flare while scientists watched, increasing its brightness 15-fold in just three minutes, before returning to normal.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Referring to recent clashes between the Baghdad government and Shiite militia loyal to militant cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, General David Petraeus said "the flare up highlighted the detructive role Iran has played in funding, training, arming and...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: David Petraeus Source: Africasia

  2. There has been a small "political flare-up because I said something that everybody knows is true, which is that there are a whole bunch of folks in small towns in Pennsylvania, in towns right here in Indiana, in my hometown in Illinois, who are...
    on Apr 13, 2006 By: Barack Obama Source: 940 News

  3. "It's important to drive the ball well here," Mickelson agreed, "and that's going to be the biggest challenge for me, because I haven't been able to practise it or go at it with 100 per cent confidence that it's not going to flare up again....
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Phil Mickelson Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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