Glare



[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.
[glair] /glɛər/
noun
1.
a bright, smooth surface, as of ice.
/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
/ɡlɛə/
adjective
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) smooth and glassy: glare ice
v.

late 13c., “shine brightly,” from or related to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German glaren “to gleam,” related by rhoticization to glas (see glass). Sense of “stare fiercely” is from late 14c. The noun is c.1400 in sense “bright light;” 1660s in sense of “fierce look.” Old English glær (n.) meant “amber.” Related: Glared; glaring.

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