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Definition 1: (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield - [noun denoting act]

(flare is a kind of ...) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

(flare belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 2: a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines - [noun denoting act]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

Definition 3: a device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification - [noun denoting artifact]

(flare is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of flare ) a colored flare used as a warning signal by trucks and trains

Definition 4: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) a signal that involves visual communication

(... is a kind of flare ) an artillery shell containing an illuminant

(... is a kind of flare ) a steady bright blue light; formerly used as a signal but now a firework

(... is a kind of flare ) a colored flare fired from a Very pistol

Definition 5: a sudden outburst of emotion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she felt a flare of delight
  • she could not control her flare of rage

(flare is a kind of ...) an unrestrained expression of emotion

Definition 6: a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio interference - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) radiation from the sun

Definition 7: am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging of an image that is caused by such a reflection) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(flare is a kind of ...) the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface

Definition 8: a sudden burst of flame - [noun denoting process]

(flare is a kind of ...) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

"fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

Definition 9: a shape that spreads outward - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the skirt had a wide flare

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance

"geometry is the mathematical science of shape"

Definition 10: reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of infection or irritation - [noun denoting state]

(flare is a kind of ...) any skin disorder involving abnormal redness

Definition 11: a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms - [noun denoting state]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a colitis flare
  • infection can cause a lupus flare

(flare is a kind of ...) a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition

"an attack of diarrhea"

Definition 12: become flared and widen, usually at one end - [verb of change]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bellbottom pants flare out

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) become broader or wider or more extensive

"The road widened"

Definition 13: erupt or intensify suddenly - [verb of change]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Unrest erupted in the country
  • Tempers flared at the meeting
  • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) become more intense

"The debate intensified" "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"

Definition 14: burn brightly - [verb of weather]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Every star seemed to flare with new intensity

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

Definition 15: shine with a sudden light - [verb of weather]

Samples where flare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

Synonyms for flare in the sense of this definition

(flare is a kind of ...) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

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