from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To look or stare angrily or sullenly. See Synonyms at frown.
  • n. An angry or sullen look or stare.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To look or stare with anger.
  • n. An angry stare or glare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to look intently; to stare angrily or with a scowl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To look intently or watchfully; stare angrily or threateningly; frown.
  • n. An angry or threatening stare.
  • n. In electricity, the light-giving body of a Nernst lamp. See Nernst lamp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
  • v. look at with a fixed gaze
  • n. an angry stare


Middle English gloren, probably of Scandinavian origin; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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