- 1Stare in an angry or fierce way: she glared at him, her cheeks flushingMore example sentences
- Anthon glared at her, angry that she wasn't doing what she was told.
- She swallowed painfully and glared at the angry red and bleeding hole in his shoulder.
- Joshua came back out of the bathroom wearing a scowl, and glared at the other two.
- 1.1 [with object] Express (a feeling, especially defiance) by staring in an angry way: he glared defiance at the pistols pointing down at himMore example sentences
- I guess I was glaring death stares at them because they stopped.
- Aerin glared defiance at him, but beneath that defiant facade, Cole detected fear.
- He was glaring daggers at his friends who didn't seem to notice what he was doing.
- 2 [with adverbial] (Of the sun or an electric light) shine with a strong or dazzling light: the sun glared out of a clear blue skyMore example sentences
blaze, beam, shine brightly, be dazzling, be blinding
- I woke to the sun glaring in my face, the bright light blinding me.
- It was a cold and empty room, with harsh white light glaring above.
- Above him, a bright fluorescent light was glaring down, making his head ache.
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- 1A fierce or angry stare.More example sentences
- Both sides were throwing glares and looks of contempt.
- His remark was met with various glares and dirty looks.
- Nine of the ten pilots were sitting around on crates or boxes, talking to each other, shooting glares and dirty looks at the remaining one.
- 2Strong and dazzling light: Murray narrowed his eyes against the glare of the sunMore example sentences
- Similarly, an anti-reflection coating can be given to avoid glare from light.
- The site is also relatively long in the east-west direction, so avoiding the sun's glare at dawn and in the late afternoon.
- The instrument faces are coated with electro-chromatic device which regulates glare according to ambient light levels.
- 2.1Oppressive public attention or scrutiny: he carried on his life in the full glare of publicityMore example sentences
- Evil grows in dark corners, not out in the full glare of public attention.
- But the death of George I and the accession of a new king placed him in the full glare of public attention.
- But let's put it to the harsh glare of the public.
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- On one side of the catwalk, the British side, it was Gobi-desert hot; on the other just glary enough for the Americans to don their sunglasses.
- They'd look better still if the overhead spotlights were less glary, but that's another story.
- ‘Thank you,’ Dan said while walking back out into the glary sunlight.
Middle English (in the sense 'shine brilliantly or dazzlingly'): from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German glaren 'to gleam, glare': perhaps related to glass. The sense 'stare' occurred first in the adjective glaring (late Middle English).