To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.
- To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
- To burst into intense, sudden flame.
- To erupt or intensify suddenly: Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up.
- To become suddenly angry. Used with up: He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties.
- To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out: flared out at his accusers.
- To expand or open outward in shape: a skirt that flares from the waist; nostrils that flared with anger.
- To cause to flame up.
- To signal with a blaze of light.
- A brief wavering blaze of light.
- A device that produces a bright light for signaling, illumination, or identification.
- An outbreak, as of emotion or activity.
- An expanding or opening outward.
- An unwanted reflection within an optical system or the resultant fogging of the image.
- A solar flare.
- Football A short pass to a back running toward the sideline.
- Baseball A fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield.
- Medicine An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.