Definition of glare in English:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Middle English (in the sense 'shine strongly'): 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).
glass from Old English:
The substance glass goes back to ancient Mesopotamia or Phoenicia (modern Lebanon and Syria). Glasses ‘spectacles’ dates from the mid 18th century, although before that people would use a single glass or ‘an eye glass’. ‘Men seldom make passes / At girls who wear glasses’ is by the American wit Dorothy Parker ( 1893–1967). The proverb people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, dates from the 17th century. People started complaining of the existence of a glass ceiling, meaning an unofficial barrier to advancement at work, especially for a woman, in the early 1980s. Glaze (Late Middle English), to equip with glass, comes from glass and was first used of eyes, in Shakespeare's Richard II: ‘For Sorrowes eyes glazed with blinding tears, Divides one thing entire to many objects.’ Glare (Middle English) first found in the sense ‘dazzling shine’ may be related.
- Example sentences
- 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.
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