Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flare

11 senses of flare

Sense 1
flare, flair -- (a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare")
       => shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")

Sense 2
flare -- (a sudden burst of flame)
       => fire, flame, flaming -- (the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries")

Sense 3
flare, flash -- (a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate)
       => visual signal -- (a signal that involves visual communication)

Sense 4
flare -- (reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation)
       => erythroderma -- (any skin disorder involving abnormal redness)

Sense 5
flare -- (a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare")
       => attack -- (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea")

Sense 6
solar flare, flare -- (a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference)
       => solar radiation -- (radiation from the sun)

Sense 7
flare -- (am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection))
       => reflection, reflexion -- (the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface)

Sense 8
flare -- (a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage")
       => effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition -- (an unrestrained expression of emotion)

Sense 9
flare -- (a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Sense 10
flare pass, flare -- (a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss")
       => forward pass, aerial -- (a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer)

Sense 11
flare -- ((baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield)
       => fly, fly ball -- ((baseball) a hit that flies up in the air)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flare

4 senses of flare

Sense 1
flare, flame up, blaze up, burn up -- (burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity")
       => burn, combust -- (undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well")

Sense 2
flare out, flare -- (become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom pants flare out")
       => widen -- (become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened")

Sense 3
flare, flame -- (shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the massive bombardment")
       => shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

Sense 4
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out -- (erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism")
       => intensify, deepen -- (become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan")

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