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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English glaren, from Old English glærian, from Proto-Germanic *glēzāną. Cognate with dialectal Middle Dutch glariën (to glisten; sparkle), Low German glaren (to shine brightly; glow; burn), Middle High German glaren (to shine brightly). Related to glower, glass.

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NounEdit

glare (countable and uncountable, plural glares)

  1. (uncountable) An intense, blinding light.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the frame of burnished steel that cast a glare
  2. Showy brilliance; gaudiness.
  3. An angry or fierce stare.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 4”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      About them round, / A lion now he stalks with fiery glare.
  4. (telephony) A call collision; the situation where an incoming call occurs at the same time as an outgoing call.
  5. (US) A smooth, bright, glassy surface.
    a glare of ice
  6. A viscous, transparent substance; glair.

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VerbEdit

glare (third-person singular simple present glares, present participle glaring, simple past and past participle glared)

  1. (intransitive) To stare angrily.
    He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time.
    • (Can we date this quote by Byron and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      an eye that scorcheth all it glares upon
  2. (intransitive) To shine brightly.
    The sun glared down on the desert sand.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The cavern glares with new-admitted light.
  3. (intransitive) To be bright and intense, or ostentatiously splendid.
    • 18th century, Alexander Pope, Epistle V to Miss Blount
      She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring.
  4. (transitive) To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 6”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      Every eye glared lightning, and shot forth pernicious fire.

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AdjectiveEdit

glare (comparative more glare, superlative most glare)

  1. (US, of ice) smooth and bright or translucent; glary
    skating on glare ice

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ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish glór.

NounEdit

glare f (genitive singular glare, plural glaraghyn)

  1. speech
  2. language, parlance
  3. utterance

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MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
glare ghlare nglare
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.