• WordNet 3.6
    • v glare look at with a fixed gaze "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"
    • v glare shine intensely "The sun glared down on us"
    • v glare be sharply reflected "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"
    • n glare an angry stare
    • n glare a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted "a glare of sunlight"
    • n glare a focus of public attention "he enjoyed being in the limelight","when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Glare A bright, dazzling light; splendor that dazzles the eyes; a confusing and bewildering light. "The frame of burnished steel that cast a glare ."
    • Glare A fierce, piercing look or stare. "About them round,
      A lion now he stalks with fiery glare ."
    • Glare A smooth, bright, glassy surface; as, a glare of ice.
    • Glare A viscous, transparent substance. See Glair.
    • a Glare Smooth and bright or translucent; -- used almost exclusively of ice; as, skating on glare ice.
    • Glare To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay. "She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring."
    • Glare To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely. "And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon."
    • Glare To shine with a bright, dazzling light. "The cavern glares with new-admitted light."
    • v. t Glare To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light. "Every eye Glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glare To shine with a strong, bright, dazzling light; be intensely or excessively bright.
    • glare To look with a fierce and piercing stare.
    • glare To be intensely or excessively bright in color; be too brilliantly ornamented; be ostentatiously splendid.
    • glare Synonyms Glare, Glisten, Scintillate, Glister, Glitter, Gleam, Sparkle, Coruscate, Glimmer, Flicker. Glare indicates a steady, dazzling, or painful excess of light; glisten is a popular word, while scintillate is the exact or formal word, for a light that is unequal or is slightly interrupted: as, glistening eyes, dew, stars; scintillating stars. Scintillate is also used for the throwing off of sparkles: as, the scintillating iron at the forge. Glisten represents a softer, and glitter a harder, light than glister, glitter implying a cold, metallic ray: as, glittering bayonets: “all is not gold that glitters.” Gleam stands for a small but generally steady and pleasant light, a long ray: as, the light gleamed through the keyhole; hope gleamed upon him. Sparkle represents a hard light that seems to be emitted irregularly in ignited particles or visible parts: as, sparkling diamonds, eyes, wit. Coruscate expresses a rapid throwing off of vivid or brilliant flashes of light, as in the aurora borealis or by a revolving piece of fireworks. Glimmer represents a faint and unsteady light: as, stars glimmering through the mist. Flicker goes further, and suggests, as glimmer does not, a probable extinction of the light: as, a flickering taper. See flame, n., and radiance.
    • glare To shoot out or emit, as a dazzling light.
    • n glare A strong, bright, dazzling light; clear, brilliant luster or splendor that dazzles the eyes; especially, a confusing and bewildering light.
    • n glare A fierce, piercing look.
    • n glare A stretch of ice; an icy condition.
    • n glare Synonyms Flare, etc. See flame, n.
    • glare Smooth; slippery; transparent; glassy.
    • glare Another spelling of glair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glare glār a clear, dazzling light: overpowering lustre: a piercing look
    • v.i Glare to shine with a clear, dazzling light: to be ostentatiously splendid: to look with piercing eyes
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.”
  • James Thurber
    “There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.”
  • James Thurber
    “When all things are equal, translucence in writing is more effective than transparency, just as glow is more revealing than glare.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glaren, gloren,; cf. AS. glær, amber, LG. glaren, to glow or burn like coals, D. gloren, to glimmer; prob. akin to E. glass,


In literature:

For a moment the baffled man stood glaring at her.
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
The wireless-house seemed warm and cozy in the glare of its green and white lights.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
He glared savagely at Dave, but said nothing.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
Her mother, Wind Bends Grass, glared at her furiously.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Then standing before him, the negro glared like an angry lion roused from his lair as he looked round inquiringly at his mistress.
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
His eyes, bared of their covers, glared in utter horror of that which they saw.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
The gold so hard to find in the mines glares from the skies.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Don't glare at me so.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
Mannix turned on Carlisle with a scowl, and Carlisle shrugged impatiently, his eyes still glaring balefully at Rathburn.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
I'll get them to give us the street glare!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various

In poetry:

And Silence waits severe,
Till one sonorous tower,
Owl-swarmed, that looms in glaring glooms,
Sounds slow the midnight hour.
"Death In Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
But weary to the hearts of all
The burning glare, the barren reach
Of Santa Rosa's withered beach,
And Pensacola's ruined wall.
"The Bay-Fight" by Henry Howard Brownell
Yet still the maiden onward went,
The charm yet onward led,
Though each big glaring ball of sight
Seem'd bursting from her head.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Two shields raised high in the air,
Two flashes of golden hair,
Two scarlet meteors' glare,
And both have leaped from the ship.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XXI. -- King Olaf's Deat" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What care I for earthly fame?
How I shrink from all its glare!
I would rather that my name
Would be shrined in some one's prayer.
"Lines" by Abram Joseph Ryan
A river flowed through a desert land
On its way to find the sea,
And saw naught else than glaring sand
And scarcely a shady tree.
"Stream And Sea" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart vamped up for life beyond the media glare .
CDOT warns Interstate 70 drivers of morning glare .
State transportation officials are urging drivers to be prepared for the morning sun glare problem that occurs yearly in the area of Floyd Hill for eastbound travelers.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers who travel on Interstate 70 about the yearly sun glare problem in the Floyd Hill area.
Can Lakers' Dwight Howard handle the glare of Los Angeles.
Sony in talks for 'Rockets Red Glare ' spec.
Sony is in talks to acquire the spec "Rockets' Red Glare " from scribe Ken Nolan, with Neal Moritz producing.
Romance under the glare of 'Lights'.
Lochte's gold medal glare .
London Fund-Raisers Put Romney in a Scandal's Glare .
The rocket's red glare .
Wall Street Wins Neither With Obama Nor Romney Amid Glare .
In the Spotlight's Glare .
It's Cashman's Turn to Stay Focused Amid the Glare .
In Glare of Climate Talks, Taking On Too Great a Task.

In science:

It is the only known approach to these problems which has no glaring weaknesses.
Theoretical Summary Lecture for EPS HEP99
Finally, and perhaps most glaringly, the derived ˙M is an order of magnitude smaller than the value derived from earlier studies (Dupree et al. 1980; Sato et al. 1986), and considerably smaller than expectations based upon wind mass loss rates from isolated early-type stars.
X-ray Spectroscopy of Accretion Disks and Stellar Winds in X-Ray Binaries
Since the most glaring deficiency of the CDMFT method is that it does not attempt to take into account in a direct fashion the translation invariance of the problem, we concentrated on the phase of this model (finite temperatures) which is translationally invariant.
A note on cluster methods for strongly correlated electron systems
No such break is visible, but the present statistics would be suffici ent to reveal only the most glaring differences.
Testing Bimodal Planet Formation
We confirm that for a given age, the lowest-mass white dwarfs are much hotter than the more massive ones, consistent with recent evolutionary models, although with one glaring exception.
Optical studies of companions to millisecond pulsars