glare vs limelight what difference

what is difference between glare and limelight

English

Etymology

From Middle English glaren, from Old English glærian, from Proto-West Germanic *glāʀōn. Cognate with dialectal Middle Dutch glariën (to glisten; sparkle), Low German glaren (to shine brightly; glow; burn), Middle High German glaren (to shine brightly). Related to glower, glass.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɡlɛəɹ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡlɛə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)

Noun

glare (countable and uncountable, plural glares)

  1. (uncountable) An intense, blinding light.
    • the frame of burnished steel that cast a glare
  2. Showy brilliance; gaudiness.
  3. An angry or fierce stare.
  4. (telephony) A call collision; the situation where an incoming call occurs at the same time as an outgoing call.
  5. (US) A smooth, bright, glassy surface.
    a glare of ice
  6. A viscous, transparent substance; glair.

Translations

Verb

glare (third-person singular simple present glares, present participle glaring, simple past and past participle glared)

  1. (intransitive) To stare angrily.
    He walked in late, with the teacher glaring at him the whole time.
  2. (intransitive) To shine brightly.
    The sun glared down on the desert sand.
    • The cavern glares with new-admitted light.
  3. (intransitive) To be bright and intense, or ostentatiously splendid.
    • 18th century, Alexander Pope, Epistle V to Miss Blount
      She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring.
  4. (transitive) To shoot out, or emit, as a dazzling light.

Coordinate terms

  • scowl

Derived terms

  • aglare
  • glaringly
  • glare filter

Translations

Adjective

glare (comparative more glare, superlative most glare)

  1. (US, of ice) smooth and bright or translucent; glary
    skating on glare ice

Anagrams

  • Agler, Alger, Elgar, Large, Ragle, ergal, lager, large, regal

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish glór.

Noun

glare f (genitive singular glare, plural glaraghyn)

  1. speech
  2. language, parlance
  3. utterance

Derived terms

  • glare-vroghe
  • glareydagh (linguistic; linguist)
  • lioar-ghlare (literary language)
  • neughlaragh (voiceless)

Mutation


English

Etymology

lime +‎ light

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlaɪm.laɪt/

Noun

limelight (countable and uncountable, plural limelights)

  1. A type of stage lighting once used in theatres and music halls, producing a bright light by the use of incandescent quicklime.
  2. (by extension) Attention, notice, a starring or central role, present fame.

Derived terms

  • in the limelight
  • steal the limelight

Translations

Verb

limelight (third-person singular simple present limelights, present participle limelighting, simple past and past participle limelighted or limelit)

  1. to illuminate with limelight

See also

  • public eye

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