erupt vs flare what difference

what is difference between erupt and flare

English

Etymology

From Latin eruptus, past participle of ērumpō (to break out (of), to burst out (from)), from e (out) + rumpō (to break).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹʌpt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpt

Verb

erupt (third-person singular simple present erupts, present participle erupting, simple past and past participle erupted)

  1. (intransitive) To eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser).
    The volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area.
  2. (intransitive) To burst forth; to break out.
    The third molar tooth erupts late in most people, and sometimes does not appear at all.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To spontaneously release pressure or tension.
    The crowd erupted in anger.
    • :
      And Stamford Bridge erupted with joy as Florent Malouda slotted in a cross from Drogba, who had stayed just onside.
  4. (intransitive, biology) (Of birds, insects, etc.) To suddenly appear in a certain region in large numbers.

Synonyms

  • burst

Related terms

  • eruption

Translations

Further reading

  • erupt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • erupt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • erupt at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • ‘puter, Puter, Putre, puter, reput, upter


English

Etymology

Origin unknown, first recorded in the mid 16th century, probably related to Latin flagrō (I burn). Norwegian flara (to blaze; to flaunt in gaudy attire) has a similar meaning, but the English word predates it. Possibly related to Middle High German vlederen (to flutter), represented by modern German flattern.

The noun is derived from the verb.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /flɛə̯/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /flɛɚ̯/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)
  • Homophone: flair

Noun

flare (plural flares)

  1. A sudden bright light.
  2. A source of brightly burning light or intense heat.
    1. A type of pyrotechnic that produces a brilliant light without an explosion, used to attract attention in an emergency, to illuminate an area, or as a decoy.
    2. (oil industry) A flame produced by a burn-off of waste gas (flare gas) from a flare tower (or flare stack), typically at an oil refinery.
  3. (figuratively) A sudden eruption or outbreak; a flare-up.
  4. A widening of an object with an otherwise roughly constant width.
  5. (in the plural) Bell-bottom trousers.
  6. (aviation) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
  7. (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders.
    Synonyms: blooper, Texas leaguer
  8. (American football) A route run by the running back, releasing toward the sideline and then slightly arcing upfield looking for a short pass.
  9. (photography) Short for lens flare.
  10. An inflammation such as of tendons (tendonitis) or joints (osteoarthritis).
    Synonym: flare-up
  11. A breakdance move of someone helicoptering his torso on alternating arms.

Hyponyms

  • (pyrotechnic): Bengal light, fusee (colored flare used as a warning on a railroad) (US), parachute flare, Very light

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

flare (third-person singular simple present flares, present participle flaring, simple past and past participle flared)

  1. (transitive) To cause to burn.
  2. (transitive) To cause inflammation; to inflame.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To open outward in shape.
  4. (transitive, intransitive, aviation) To (operate an aircraft to) transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
  5. (intransitive) To blaze brightly.
  6. (intransitive) To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
  7. (intransitive, figuratively) To shine out with gaudy colours; to be offensively bright or showy.
  8. (intransitive, figuratively) To suddenly happen or intensify.
    Synonym: flare up
  9. (intransitive, figuratively) To suddenly erupt in anger.
    Synonym: flare up
  10. (intransitive, obsolete) To be exposed to too much light.

Conjugation

Derived terms

Translations

References

  • flare in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • flare at OneLook Dictionary Search

Further reading

  • flare on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • gas flare on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • feral

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: fla‧re

Noun

flare

  1. (astronomy) solar flare

Declension

Synonyms

  • auringonpurkaus
  • soihtupurkaus

Latin

Verb

flāre

  1. present active infinitive of flō
  2. second-person singular present passive imperative of flō
  3. second-person singular present passive indicative of flō

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