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Meaning of “glare” in the English Dictionary

"glare" in British English

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glarenoun

uk   /ɡleər/  us   /ɡler/
  • glare noun (LIGHT)

C2 [U] unpleasantlybright or ​stronglight: Tinted ​windows will ​reduce the glare/the sun's glare. This ​screen gives off a lot of glare.

glareverb [I]

uk   /ɡleər/  us   /ɡler/
  • glare verb [I] (SHINE)

to ​shine too ​brightly: The ​sun was glaring ​right in my ​eyes.
  • glare verb [I] (LOOK)

C2 to ​lookdirectly and ​continuously at someone or something in an ​angry way: She glared ​angrily at everyone and ​stormed out of the ​room.
(Definition of glare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"glare" in American English

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glareverb [I]

 us   /ɡler, ɡlær/
  • glare verb [I] (LOOK)

to ​look at someone ​angrily and without ​movingyoureyes: He ​kepttalking during the ​concert, and ​people were glaring at him.
  • glare verb [I] (SHINE)

to ​shine too ​brightly: The ​sun glared on the ​snow and the ​effect was ​blinding.

glarenoun [C/U]

 us   /ɡler, ɡlær/
a ​long, ​angrylook at someone or something: [C] Their ​greeting was ​returned by a ​disapproving glare.
  • glare noun [C/U] (SHINE)

a ​shine that is much too ​bright and ​feels as if it is ​hurtingyoureyes: [U] A ​tintedwindshieldcuts down on glare.
(Definition of glare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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