glare
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ɡlɛəɹ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɡlɛə/
Noun

glare

  1. (uncountable) An intense, blinding light.
    • the frame of burnished steel that cast a glare
  2. Showy brilliance; gaudiness.
  3. An angry or fierce stare.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 4”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      About them round, / A lion now he stalks with fiery glare.
  4. (telephony) A call collision; the situation where an incoming call occurs at the same time as an outgoing call.
  5. (US) A smooth, bright, glassy surface.
    a glare of ice
  6. A viscous, transparent substance; glair.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: entrüstetes Starren
  • Italian: frecciata
  • Spanish: mirada fulminante
Verb

glare (glares, present participle glaring; past and past participle glared)

  1. (intransitive) To stare angrily.
    He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time.
    • an eye that scorcheth all it glares upon
  2. (intransitive) To shine brightly.
    The sun glared down on the desert sand.
    • The cavern glares with new-admitted light.
  3. (intransitive) To be bright and intense, or ostentatiously splendid.
    • 18th century, Alexander Pope, Epistle V to Miss Blount
      She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring.
  4. (transitive) To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Every eye glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire.
Translations
  • German: missbilligend anstarren
Translations Adjective

glare

  1. (US, of ice) smooth and bright or translucent; glary
    skating on glare ice



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