Glare Glare (gl[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Glaring}.] [OE. glaren, gloren; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, LG. glaren to glow or burn like coals, D. gloren to glimmer; prob. akin to E. glass.] [1913 Webster] 1. To shine with a bright, dazzling light. [1913 Webster]

The cavern glares with new-admitted light. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely. [1913 Webster]

And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

3. To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay. [1913 Webster]

She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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