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 for flare
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flare \Flare\, n.
     Leaf of lard. "Pig's flare." --Dunglison.
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From 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.
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     2. To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a
        dazzling or painfully bright light.
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     3. To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be
        offensively bright or showy.
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              With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head.
                                                    --Shak.
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     4. To be exposed to too much light. [Obs.]
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              Flaring in sunshine all the day.      --Prior.
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     5. To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the
        perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of
        a ship flare.
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     To flare up, to become suddenly heated or excited; to burst
        into a passion. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flare \Flare\, n.
     1. An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
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     2. A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
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     3. (Photog.) 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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fusee \Fu*see"\, n. [See 2d Fusil, and cf. Fuse, n.]
     1. A flintlock gun. See 2d Fusil. [Obs.]
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     2. A fuse. See Fuse, n.
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     3.
        (a) A friction match for smokers' use having a bulbous
            head which when ignited is not easily blown out even
            in a gale of wind.
        (b) A kind of match made of paper impregnated with niter
            and having the usual igniting tip.
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     4. A signal device, usually cylindrical, consisting of a tube
        filled with a composition which burns with a bright
        colored light for a definite time. It is used principally
        for the protection of trains or road vehicles, indicating
        an obstruction or accident ahead. Also called a flare or
        railroad flare.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flare
      n 1: a shape that spreads outward; "the skirt had a wide flare"
           [syn: flare, flair]
      2: a sudden burst of flame
      3: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate [syn:
         flare, flash]
      4: reddening of the skin spreading outward from a focus of
         infection or irritation
      5: a sudden recurrence or worsening of symptoms; "a colitis
         flare"; "infection can cause a lupus flare"
      6: a sudden eruption of intense high-energy radiation from the
         sun's surface; associated with sunspots and radio
         interference [syn: solar flare, flare]
      7: am unwanted reflection in an optical system (or the fogging
         of an image that is caused by such a reflection)
      8: a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight";
         "she could not control her flare of rage"
      9: a device that produces a bright light for warning or
         illumination or identification
      10: a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the
          sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled
          for a loss" [syn: flare pass, flare]
      11: (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
      v 1: burn brightly; "Every star seemed to flare with new
           intensity" [syn: flare, flame up, blaze up, burn
           up]
      2: become flared and widen, usually at one end; "The bellbottom
         pants flare out" [syn: flare out, flare]
      3: shine with a sudden light; "The night sky flared with the
         massive bombardment" [syn: flare, flame]
      4: erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country";
         "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a
         burst of patriotism" [syn: erupt, irrupt, flare up,
         flare, break open, burst out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  251 Moby Thesaurus words for "flare":
     Roman candle, addition, adjunct, aggrandizement, aid to navigation,
     alarm, amber light, ampliation, amplification, anger, augmentation,
     backfire, bake, balefire, bang, be bright, be in heat, beacon,
     beacon fire, beam, bedazzle, bell, bell buoy, black spot, blare,
     blast, blaze, blaze of light, blaze up, blind, blinker, bloom,
     blooping, blow up, blowout, blowup, blue peter, boil, boom, branch,
     branch out, break out, brilliance, broaden, broadening, broil,
     bulge, buoy, burn, burst, burst forth, caution light, chafe, choke,
     combust, cook, crescendo, cresset, dart, daze, dazzle, definition,
     deflagration, deploy, deployment, detonation, diffuse light,
     discharge, disperse, dispersion, enlarge, enlargement, erupt,
     eruption, expand, expansion, explode, explosion, extend, extension,
     facula, fan, fan out, fanning out, flambeau, flame, flame up,
     flaming torch, flare up, flare-up, flash, flash fire, flicker,
     flush, flutter, fog bell, fog signal, fog whistle, foghorn,
     fringe area, fry, fulgurate, fulguration, fulmination, fume, fusee,
     gasp, ghost, give light, glance, glare, gleam, gleam of light,
     glimmer, glint, glow, go light, gong buoy, granulation,
     green light, grid, hard shadow, heliograph, high sign, hiking,
     image, incandesce, incandescence, increase,
     international alphabet flag, international numeral pennant, kick,
     leer, light, link, luminosity, luster, magnification,
     marker beacon, multiple image, nod, noise, nudge, open, open up,
     outburst, outspread, outstretch, overgrow, overrun, pant,
     parachute flare, parch, picture, picture noise, picture shifts,
     pilot flag, poke, police whistle, quarantine flag, radiate,
     radiate heat, radio beacon, rage, rain, raising, ramify, red flag,
     red light, report, roast, rocket, rolling, sailing aid, scald,
     scanning pattern, scintillation, scorch, see red, seethe,
     semaphore, semaphore flag, semaphore telegraph, send out rays,
     shading, shimmer, shimmer with heat, shine, shine brightly, shoot,
     shoot out rays, sign, signal, signal beacon, signal bell,
     signal fire, signal flag, signal flare, signal gong, signal gun,
     signal lamp, signal light, signal mast, signal post, signal rocket,
     signal shot, signal siren, signal tower, simmer, smolder, smother,
     snow, snowstorm, solar flare, solar prominence, spar buoy, spark,
     splay, spraddle, sprangle, sprawl, spread, spread like wildfire,
     spread out, spreading, steam, stew, stifle, stop light, suffocate,
     sweat, swell, swelling, swelter, the nod, the wink, toast, torch,
     touch, traffic light, traffic signal, unfold, upping, watch fire,
     white flag, widen, widening, wigwag, wigwag flag, wink,
     yellow flag
  
  

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