Definitions

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

  • n. A natural talent or aptitude; a knack: a flair for interior decorating.
  • n. Instinctive discernment; keenness: a flair for the exotica.
  • n. Distinctive elegance or style: served us with flair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A natural or innate talent or aptitude; a knack.
  • n. Distinctive style or elegance; panache or elan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Smell; odor.
  • n. Sense of smell; scent; fig., discriminating sense.
  • n. A talent or ability, expecially an intuitive one that makes performance of a task appear easy; an intuitive appreciation; a knack.
  • n. An attractive way of performing a task; style.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of flare.
  • n. Odor; smell.
  • n. In hunting, scent; sense of smell: used figuratively in the extract.
  • n. The skate, Raia batis.
  • n. Same as fiery-flare.
  • n. Scent; the critical sense in art and literature.

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

  • n. distinctive and stylish elegance
  • n. a shape that spreads outward
  • n. a natural talent

Etymologies

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

Middle English, fragrance, from Old French, from flairer, to scent, from Late Latin flāgrāre, alteration of Latin frāgrāre, to emit an odor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old French flair ("scent, odour"), from flairier ("to reek, smell"), from Vulgar Latin *flāgrō, dissimilated variation of Latin frāgrō ("emit a sweet smell", v). More at fragrant.

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