AskDefine | Define glare

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1 great brightness; "a glare of sunlight"; "the flowers were a blaze of color" [syn: blaze, brilliance]
2 an angry stare [syn: glower]
3 a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency" [syn: limelight, spotlight, public eye]


1 look at with a fixed gaze; "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her" [syn: glower]
2 be sharply reflected; "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"
3 shine intensely; "The sun glared down on us"

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  1. To stare angrily.
    He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time.
  2. To shine brightly.
    The sun glared down on the desert sand.


to stare

Extensive Definition

Glare may refer to any of the following:
glare in German: Glare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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