a very harsh, bright, dazzling light:
in the glare of sunlight.
a fiercely or angrily piercing stare.
dazzling or showy appearance; showiness.
verb (used without object), glared, glaring.
to shine with or reflect a very harsh, bright, dazzling light.
to stare with a fiercely or angrily piercing look.
Archaic. to appear conspicuous; stand out obtrusively.
verb (used with object), glared, glaring.
to express with a glare:
They glared their anger at each other.
a bright, smooth surface, as of ice.
(intransitive) to stare angrily; glower
(transitive) to express by glowering
(intransitive) (of light, colour, etc) to be very bright and intense
(intransitive) to be dazzlingly ornamented or garish
an angry stare
a dazzling light or brilliance
garish ornamentation or appearance; gaudiness
(mainly US & Canadian) smooth and glassy: glare ice
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.
- Glare bomb
noun a name for a type of streetlight that casts much of its light sideways into the eyes or upward into the sky Examples This light creates a glare bomb with significant light allowed to emit upward where it serves no useful purpose.
- Glare filter
noun a sheet of transparent material placed on or in front of a computer monitor to reduce glare Examples Glare filters help the users avoid eyestrain.
1. . 2. . gloss
noun Something unknown or unidentifiable: The water contains GKW, God knows what/ known to paleontologists as GKWs or God knows whats