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glare1

[glair] /glɛər/
noun
1.
a very harsh, bright, dazzling light:
in the glare of sunlight.
2.
a fiercely or angrily piercing stare.
3.
dazzling or showy appearance; showiness.
verb (used without object), glared, glaring.
4.
to shine with or reflect a very harsh, bright, dazzling light.
5.
to stare with a fiercely or angrily piercing look.
6.
Archaic. to appear conspicuous; stand out obtrusively.
verb (used with object), glared, glaring.
7.
to express with a glare:
They glared their anger at each other.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; (v.) Middle English glaren; cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle Low German glaren; akin to glass (compare Old English glæren glassy); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.
Related forms
glareless, adjective
Synonyms
1. flare, glitter, flash. 4. See shine1 . 5. Glare, glower, gloat all have connotations of emotion that accompany an intense gaze. To glare is to look piercingly or angrily: A tiger glares at its prey. To glower is to look fiercely and threateningly, as from wrath; it suggests a scowl along with a glare: to glower at a mischievous child. To gloat meant originally to look with exultation, avaricious or malignant, on something or someone: a tyrant gloating over the helplessness of his victim. Today, however, it may simply imply inner exultation.

glare2

[glair] /glɛər/
noun
1.
a bright, smooth surface, as of ice.
Origin
1560-70; special use of glare1
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Examples for glare
  • In a visible-light photo, the planets would be invisible, due to the glare from their host star.
  • The glare from external light sources onto a screen is heck on a photographer's eyes, especially when shooting outside.
  • The small mirrors will also diffuse the light, minimizing fire hazards and preventing glare.
  • The indirect light works well for computer work because it reduces glare on the screen.
  • The light still comes from one direction, but the glare and reflection are reduced.
  • Combating glare from a laptop with a glossy screen.
  • The premise is that the harsh glare of adverse publicity.
  • But that means finding some way to vanquish the glare of the star.
  • The owner shoots the bird a nasty glare as he hangs up, mutters about being fooled again and stalks out of the room.
  • Gimbel thought the fountain should have a reflective surface, but with some texture to defuse glare.
British Dictionary definitions for glare

glare1

/ɡlɛə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to stare angrily; glower
2.
(transitive) to express by glowering
3.
(intransitive) (of light, colour, etc) to be very bright and intense
4.
(intransitive) to be dazzlingly ornamented or garish
noun
5.
an angry stare
6.
a dazzling light or brilliance
7.
garish ornamentation or appearance; gaudiness
Derived Forms
glareless, adjective
glary, adjective
Word Origin
C13: probably from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch glaren to gleam; probably related to Old English glæren glassy; see glass

glare2

/ɡlɛə/
adjective
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) smooth and glassy glare ice
Word Origin
C16: special use of glare1
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Word Origin and History for glare
glare
mid-13c., "shine brightly," perhaps from M.Du., M.L.G. glaren "to gleam," related by rhoticization to glas (see glass). Sense of "stare fiercely" is from c.1600. O.E. glær meant "amber." Glaring "obtrusively conspicuous" is from 1706.
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