glare 1 (glâr)
v. glared, glar·ing, glares
1. To stare fixedly and angrily. See Synonyms at gaze.
2. To shine intensely and blindingly: A hot sun glared down on the desert.
3. To be conspicuous; stand out obtrusively: The headline glared from the page.
To express by staring angrily: He glared his disapproval.
1. A fierce or angry stare.
a. An intense, blinding light: under the glare of the spotlights.
b. Overwhelming attention or intrusiveness: the glare of publicity.
[Middle English glaren, to glitter; akin to Middle Low German glaren, to glisten; see ghel-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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