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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flare \Flare\ (fl[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flared (fl[^a]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flaring.] [Cf. Norw. flara to blaze, flame, adorn with tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E. flash, or flacker.] 1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares. [1913 Webster] 2. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light. [1913 Webster] 3. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy. [1913 Webster] With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To be exposed to too much light. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Flaring in sunshine all the day. --Prior. [1913 Webster] 5. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare. [1913 Webster] To flare up, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst into a passion. [Colloq.] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]