What is flare?

  • (noun): A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate.
    Synonyms: flash
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on flare, flares:

EV Lacertae
... EV Lacertae is spectral type M3.5 flare star that emits X-rays ... On 25 April 2008, NASA's Swift satellite picked up a record-setting flare from EV Lacertae ... This flare was thousands of times more powerful than the largest observed solar flare ...
Signal Flare (Transformers) - Transformers
... Signal Flare Movie Signal Flare toy Autobot Information Sub-group Scout Class Alternate Modes Construction Vehicle Series Transformers He is depicted as a hard worker who ... Signal Flare came with the hidden Robo-Vision code "BULLSEYE" which when typed into the Target web site would release a PDF file for download with exclusive pictures and expanded biographies for ... According to his extended biography Signal Flare has taken up a low profile job at the Wash Roll car wash near the Witwicky home, where he helps ...
Magma FS - Terminology and Basic Principles
... These objects are called flares ... Each object is bound to a flare and vice versa ... A flare of any type in the six listed above is described by some basic properties common to all flares, like a path and a hash key ...
Leica M5 - Design - Viewfinder
... Its lens surfaces are multicoated, reducing flare ... the M5 can suffer from RF 'white-out' (where the focus patch disappears in some flare-inducing lighting conditions), but this is less pronounced than on all ... More on the viewfinder flare here ...
Flare - In Computing
... Flare Technology, a defunct computer hardware company Prefuse flare, a flash information visualization toolkit Xara Flare, a file format in computing ...

More definitions of "flare":

  • (noun): Am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection).
  • (noun): A sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms.
    Example: "A colitis flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
  • (noun): A device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification.
  • (noun): A short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines.
    Example: "He threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
    Synonyms: flare pass
  • (verb): Shine with a sudden light.
    Synonyms: flame
  • (noun): Reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation.
  • (noun): A sudden outburst of emotion.
    Example: "She felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"
  • (verb): Become flared and widen, usually at one end.
    Example: "The bellbottom pants flare out"
    Synonyms: flare out
  • (noun): A sudden burst of flame.
  • (verb): Burn brightly.
    Example: "Every star seemed to flare with new intensity"
    Synonyms: flame up, blaze up, burn up
  • (noun): A sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference.
    Synonyms: solar flare
  • (noun): (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
  • (noun): A shape that spreads outward.
    Example: "The skirt had a wide flare"
    Synonyms: flair

Famous quotes containing the word flare:

    Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive,
    Half wishing they were dead to save the shame.
    The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow;
    They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats,
    And flare up bodily, wings and all. What then?
    Who’s sorry for a gnat ... or girl?
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)

    still I’m ready to believe perhaps
    some lives
    tremble and flare up there, four blocks away ...
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)