Etymology
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glare (v.)

late 13c., "to shine brightly," from or related to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German glaren "to gleam," from Proto-Germanic *glaz-, from PIE root *ghel- (2) "to shine." Sense of "stare fiercely" is from late 14c. Related: Glared; glaring.

glare (n.)

c. 1400, "bright light, dazzling glitter," from glare (v.); especially in reference to light reflected off some surface (17c.). From 1660s in sense of "fierce look." Old English glær (n.) meant "amber."

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Definitions of glare
1
glare (v.)
look at with a fixed gaze;
The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her
Synonyms: glower
glare (v.)
be sharply reflected;
The moon glared back at itself from the lake's surface
glare (v.)
shine intensely;
The sun glared down on us
2
glare (n.)
a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted;
a glare of sunlight
Synonyms: blaze / brilliance
glare (n.)
an angry stare;
Synonyms: glower
glare (n.)
a focus of public attention;
when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency
Synonyms: limelight / spotlight / public eye
From wordnet.princeton.edu