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FLARE, v.i. [If this word is not contracted, it may be allied to clear, glare, glory, L. floreo, Eng. floor, the primary sense of which is to open, to spread, from parting, departing, or driving apart.]

1. To waver; to flutter; to burn with an unsteady light; as, the candle flares, that is the light wanders from its natural course.

2. To flutter with splendid show; to be loose and waving as a showy thing.

With ribbons pendant flaring 'bout her head.

3. To glitter with transient luster.

But speech alone doth vanish like a flaring thing.

4. To glitter with painful splendor.

When the sun begins to fling his flaring beams.

5. To be exposed to too much light.

I cannot stay flaring in sunshine all the day.

6. To open or spread outward.



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FLARE, v.i. [If this word is not contracted, it may be allied to clear, glare, glory, L. floreo, Eng. floor, the primary sense of which is to open, to spread, from parting, departing, or driving apart.]

1. To waver; to flutter; to burn with an unsteady light; as, the candle flares, that is the light wanders from its natural course.

2. To flutter with splendid show; to be loose and waving as a showy thing.

With ribbons pendant flaring 'bout her head.

3. To glitter with transient luster.

But speech alone doth vanish like a flaring thing.

4. To glitter with painful splendor.

When the sun begins to fling his flaring beams.

5. To be exposed to too much light.

I cannot stay flaring in sunshine all the day.

6. To open or spread outward.

FLARE, v.i. [If this word is not contracted, it may be allied to clear, glare, glory, L. floreo, Eng. floor, the primary sense of which is to open, to spread, from parting, departing, or driving apart. But in Norm. flair is to blow, and possibly it may be from L. flo, or it may be contracted from G. flackern.]

  1. To waver; to flutter; to burn with an unsteady light; as, the candle flares, that is, the light wanders from its natural course.
  2. To flutter with splendid show; to be loose and waving as a showy thing. With ribbons pendant flaring 'bout her head. Shak.
  3. To glitter with transient luster. But speech alone / Doth vanish like a flaring thing. Herbert.
  4. To glitter with painful splendor. When the sun begins to fling / His flaring beams. Milton
  5. To be exposed to too much light. I can not stay / Flaring in sunshine all the day. [Qu.] Prior.
  6. To open or spread outward.

Flare
  1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame] as, the candle flares.
  2. An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
  3. Leaf of lard.

    "Pig's flare." Dunglison.
  4. A defect in a photographic objective such that an image of the stop, or diaphragm, appears as a fogged spot in the center of the developed negative.
  5. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
  6. A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
  7. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.

    With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head. Shak.

  8. To be exposed to too much light.

    [Obs.]

    Flaring in sunshine all the day. Prior.

  9. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.

    To flare up, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion. [Colloq.] Thackeray.

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Flare

FLARE, verb intransitive [If this word is not contracted, it may be allied to clear, glare, glory, Latin floreo, Eng. floor, the primary sense of which is to open, to spread, from parting, departing, or driving apart.]

1. To waver; to flutter; to burn with an unsteady light; as, the candle flares, that is the light wanders from its natural course.

2. To flutter with splendid show; to be loose and waving as a showy thing.

With ribbons pendant flaring 'bout her head.

3. To glitter with transient luster.

But speech alone doth vanish like a flaring thing.

4. To glitter with painful splendor.

When the sun begins to fling his flaring beams.

5. To be exposed to too much light.

I cannot stay flaring in sunshine all the day.

6. To open or spread outward.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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