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Meaning & Definition of Glare in English

English

Glare

/glɛr/

noun

1. A light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted

  • "A glare of sunlight"
    synonym:
  • glare
  • ,
  • blaze
  • ,
  • brilliance

2. An angry stare

    synonym:
  • glare
  • ,
  • glower

3. A focus of public attention

  • "He enjoyed being in the limelight"
  • "When congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
    synonym:
  • limelight
  • ,
  • spotlight
  • ,
  • glare
  • ,
  • public eye

verb

1. Look at with a fixed gaze

  • "The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her"
    synonym:
  • glower
  • ,
  • glare

2. Be sharply reflected

  • "The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface"
    synonym:
  • glare

3. Shine intensely

  • "The sun glared down on us"
    synonym:
  • glare

Examples of using

She was blinded by the glare of headlights and could not avoid the accident.