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glare

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verb \ˈgler\

Definition of glare

glared

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glaring

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to shine with a harsh uncomfortably brilliant lightb :  stand out, obtrude

  3. 2 :  to stare angrily or fiercely <glared at me with rage and hate>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to express (as hostility) by staring angrily <glared defiance at each other>

  6. 2 archaic :  to cause to be sharply reflected

Examples of glare in a sentence

  1. The sun glared down relentlessly.

  2. The white snow glared in the morning sunlight.

  3. The teacher glared at him as he walked in late.

Origin and Etymology of glare

Middle English glaren; akin to Old English glæs glass


First Known Use: 13th century


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glare

noun

Definition of glare

  1. 1a :  a harsh uncomfortably bright light <the glare of a neon sign> <the glare of publicity>; especially :  painfully bright sunlightb :  cheap showy brilliance :  garishness <enjoyed the glitter and glare of the city's nightlife>

  2. 2 :  an angry or fierce stare

  3. 3 :  a surface or sheet of smooth and slippery ice

Examples of glare in a sentence

  1. There was a glare coming off the water.

  2. I was blinded by the glare of the approaching headlights.

  3. I shielded my eyes from the glare of the sun.

  4. The car's headlights are designed to cut down on glare.

  5. She responded to the reporters' questions with an angry glare.

Origin and Etymology of glare

see 1glare


First Known Use: 15th century


GLARE Defined for English Language Learners

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glare

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verb \ˈgler\

Definition of glare for English Language Learners

  • : to shine with a harsh, bright light

  • : to look directly at someone in an angry way


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glare

noun

Definition of glare for English Language Learners

  • : a harsh, bright light

  • : an angry look


GLARE Defined for Kids

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glare

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verb \ˈgler\

Definition of glare for Students

glared

glaring

  1. 1 :  to shine with a harsh bright light

  2. 2 :  to look fiercely or angrily


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glare

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noun

Definition of glare for Students

  1. 1 :  a harsh bright light

  2. 2 :  a fierce or angry look



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