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.
1. An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
2. A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
(Flare), n. Leaf of lard. "Pig's flare." Dunglison.
(Flare"-up`) n. A sudden burst of anger or passion; an angry dispute. [Colloq.]
1. That flares; flaming or blazing unsteadily; shining out with a dazzling light.
His [the sun's] flaring beams.Milton.
2. Opening or speading outwards.
(Flar"ing*ly), adv. In a flaring manner.
(Flash) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flashed (flasht); p. pr. & vb. n. Flashing.] [Cf. OE. flaskien, vlaskien
to pour, sprinkle, dial. Sw. flasa to blaze, E. flush, flare.]
1. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes
vividly; the powder flashed.
2. To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary
brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.
Names which have flashed and thundered as the watch words of unnumbered struggles.Talfourd.
The object is made to flash upon the eye of the mind.M. Arnold.
A thought flashed through me, which I clothed in act.Tennyson.
3. To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.
Every hourShak. To flash in the pan, to fail of success. [Colloq.] See under Flash, a burst of light. Bartlett.
He flashes into one gross crime or other.
Syn. Flash, Glitter, Gleam, Glisten, Glister. Flash differs from glitter and gleam, denoting a
flood or wide extent of light. The latter words may express the issuing of light from a small object, or
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