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Definitions of flash:

  • noun:   a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  • noun:   a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification
    Example: "Red flashes adorned the airplane"
  • noun:   a momentary brightness
  • noun:   a sudden brilliant understanding
    Example: "He had a flash of intuition"
  • noun:   a short vivid experience
    Example: "A flash of emotion swept over him"
  • noun:   a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun:   a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  • noun:   a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)
    Example: "If I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  • noun:   a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
  • verb:   expose or show briefly
    Example: "He flashed a $100 bill"
  • verb:   gleam or glow intermittently
    Example: "The lights were flashing"
  • verb:   appear briefly
    Example: "The headlines flashed on the screen"
  • verb:   emit a brief burst of light
    Example: "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
  • verb:   make known or cause to appear with great speed
    Example: "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  • verb:   protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
    Example: "Flash the roof"
  • verb:   display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
  • verb:   run or move very quickly or hastily
  • adjective:   tastelessly showy
    Example: "A flash car"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #40755)


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