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  Definition of flash
  1. a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  2. a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification; "red flashes adorned the airplane"; "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"
  3. a momentary brightness
  4. a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
  5. a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
  6. a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  7. a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
  8. a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  9. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I''d do it in a flash"
  10. appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
  11. emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
  12. make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  13. protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"
  14. run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
  15. expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
  16. display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
  17. gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
  18. tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
Similar Words: photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash bulb, news bulletin, newsflash, newsbreak, flare, flashing, blink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute, dart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot, flaunt, show off, ostentate, swank, blink, twinkle, winkle, brassy, cheap, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy

 

See Also: cut back, flash back

 

Hyponyms: star shell, Bengal light, Very light, flicker, spark, glint, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glitter, sparkle, coruscation, heat flash, lightning, streak, plunge, flex, splurge, flick

 

Grouped Verbs: tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck

 

Part Meronyms: flash camera

 

Derivational Morphology: blink, wink, twinkle, winkle, news bulletin, newsflash, newsbreak, flashing, blinker, flasher, water scooter, sea scooter, scooter, iceboat, ice yacht, motor scooter, dash, bolt, sprint, flit, dart, blink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, New York minute, exhibitionist, ostentation, fanfare, show-off, flaunt, scintillation, sparkling, twinkler, turn signal, turn indicator, trafficator

 

 
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