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Meaning of flare

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
           [syn: {flare}, {flair}]
      2: a sudden burst of flame
      3: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate [syn:
         {flare}, {flash}]
      4: reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of
         infection or irritation
      5: a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis
         flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
      6: a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the
         sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio
         interference [syn: {solar flare}, {flare}]
      7: am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging
         of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
      8: a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight";
         "she could not control her flare of rage"
      9: a device that produces a bright light for warning or
         illumination or identification
      10: 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" [syn: {flare pass}, {flare}]
      11: (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
      v 1: burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new
           intensity" [syn: {flare}, {flame up}, {blaze up}, {burn
      2: become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom
         pants flare out" [syn: {flare out}, {flare}]
      3: shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the
         massive bombardment" [syn: {flare}, {flame}]
      4: erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country";
         "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a
         burst of patriotism" [syn: {erupt}, {irrupt}, {flare up},
         {flare}, {break open}, {burst out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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