glare glare  /ɡ ˈlɛr/


  1. (n) a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
  2. (n) an angry stare
  3. (n) a focus of public attention
  4. (v) look at with a fixed gaze
  5. (v) be sharply reflected
  6. (v) shine intensely


  1. Since the best systems combine audible instructions with visual details, too much glare at the wrong time might send you down the wrong road.
  2. In a negotiation, she sits archer-straight, lowers her voice and deploys a laser-like glare.
  3. In the 39 years since, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg has rarely run willingly into the glare of public attention.


  1. Kurt Vile: Lost in the Stars?

    In Philadelphia, city of murals and Brotherly Love, there is a piece of wall art hidden from public view, down a cobblestoned alley off of Bainbridge Street. Impressive in scope if not in size, it's an Escher-indebted soft-core scramble of lips and labia and lactating breasts meant, presumably, to inspire rock bands that pay to rehearse in its airbrushed glare...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. 'Star-Spangled Banner' manuscript gets star treatment

    Dawn's early light and rockets' red glare seared a song into a man's heart in 1814 and moved his pen to create what became 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Navy Times

  3. Sage builds a bright outlook for smart glass

    Dynamic glass that responds to glare and heat can make buildings smarter, and Sage is ready to produce millions of square feet of it.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: GreenBiz


  1. "She will always be remembered for her amazing public work," Harry said. "But behind the media glare, to us, just two loving children, she was quite simply the best mother in the world."
    on Aug 31, 2005 By: Prince Harry Source: 940 News

  2. Tantalisingly the excerpts provide no detail about what they may have done: "I stood at the White house briefing room podium in front of the glare of the klieg lights for the better part of two weeks and publicly exonerated two of the senior most...
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Scott McClellan Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. "Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support," Cher, 63, said in a statement to People magazine and other celebrity media outlets. "I respect the courage it takes to go through with this transition in the glare of...
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Cher Source: Washington Post

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