glare / gle(ə)r/ • v. [intr.] 1. stare in an angry or fierce way: she glared at him, her cheeks flushing. ∎ [tr.] express (a feeling, esp. defiance) by staring in such a way: he glared defiance at the pistols pointing down at him.2. (of the sun or an electric light) shine with a strong or dazzling light: the sun glared out of a clear blue sky.• n. 1. a fierce or angry stare.2. strong and dazzling light: Murray narrowed his eyes against the glare of the sun. ∎ fig. oppressive public attention or scrutiny: he carried on his life in the full glare of publicity. ∎ archaic dazzling or showy appearance; tawdry brilliance: the pomp and glare of rhetoric.DERIVATIVES: glar·y adj.