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GLARE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does glare mean? 

GLARE (noun)
  The noun GLARE has 3 senses:

1. great brightness
2. an angry stare
3. a focus of public attention

  Familiarity information: GLARE used as a noun is uncommon.


GLARE (verb)
  The verb GLARE has 3 senses:

1. look at with a fixed gaze
2. be sharply reflected
3. shine intensely

  Familiarity information: GLARE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GLARE (noun)


Sense 1glare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Great brightness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

brilliance; glare; blaze

Context examples:

a glare of sunlight / the flowers were a blaze of color

Hypernyms ("glare" is a kind of...):

brightness (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)


Sense 2glare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An angry stare

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

glower; glare

Hypernyms ("glare" is a kind of...):

stare (a fixed look with eyes open wide)


Sense 3glare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A focus of public attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

spotlight; public eye; limelight; glare

Context examples:

he enjoyed being in the limelight / when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency

Hypernyms ("glare" is a kind of...):

prominence (the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent)


GLARE (verb)


Sense 1glare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Look at with a fixed gaze

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

glare; glower

Context example:

The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her

Hypernyms (to "glare" is one way to...):

stare (fixate one's eyes)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The ropes glare


Sense 2glare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be sharply reflected

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface

Hypernyms (to "glare" is one way to...):

reflect; shine (be bright by reflecting or casting light)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3glare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shine intensely

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context example:

The sun glared down on us

Hypernyms (to "glare" is one way to...):

beam; shine (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "glare"):

beat (glare or strike with great intensity)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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