Apparently from (etyl) gustr , though not recorded before Shakespeare.
A strong, abrupt rush of wind.
Any rush or outburst (of water, emotion etc.).
- (Francis Bacon)
‘taste’. For the verb, compare (etyl
) gustare, (etyl
) gustare, (etyl
(archaic) The physiological faculty of taste.
Relish, enjoyment, appreciation.
* Jeremy Taylor
* Alexander Pope
- An ox will relish the tender flesh of kids with as much gust and appetite.
* 1942': ‘Yes, indeed,’ said Sava with solemn '''gust . — Rebecca West, ''Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 1050)
Intellectual taste; fancy.
- Destroy all creatures for thy sport or gust.
- A choice of it may be made according to the gust and manner of the ancients.
(obsolete) To taste.
(obsolete) To have a relish for.
A source of brightly burning light or intense heat used to attract attention in an emergency, to illuminate an area, or as a decoy.
* 2010 , James Fleming, Cold Blood
*:...when the soldiers openly laughed at him, I knew he was in the bag. While he was putting on the snowplough, the Whites shot up a flare to see what was happening.
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares
made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width.
* 2003 , Timothy Noakes, Lore of Running , page 270:
- The flare on the inside of the shoe resists ankle pronation;
(aviation) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
(baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
A type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light or intense heat without an explosion. A colored flare used as a warning on the railroad, a fusee.
* lens flare
* parachute flare
To blaze brightly.
To burn unsteadily.
- The blast furnace flared in the night.
(intransitive) To open outward in shape.
- The candle flared in a sudden draught.
- The cat flared its nostrils while sniffing at the air.
- The cat's nostrils flared when it sniffed at the air.
- The building flared from the third through the seventh floors to occupy the airspace over the entrance plaza.
To cause to burn.
To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
To shine out with gaudy colours; to be offensively bright or showy.
- The sides of a bowl flare .
(obsolete) To be exposed to too much light.
- With ribbons pendant, flaring about her head.
- flaring in sunshine all the day
* flare up