Dictionary Results for flash


1. flash - noun

· a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




2. flash - noun

· a momentary brightness

Hypernym(s): brightness




3. flash - noun

· a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"

Synonym(s): flashing

Hypernym(s): experience




4. flash - noun

· a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"

Hypernym(s): insight, brainstorm, brainwave




5. flash - noun

· a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

Synonym(s): blink_of_an_eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split_second, trice, twinkling, wink, New_York_minute

Hypernym(s): moment, mo, minute, second, bit




6. flash - noun

· a gaudy outward display

Synonym(s): ostentation, fanfare

Hypernym(s): display




7. flash - noun

· a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

Synonym(s): flare

Hypernym(s): visual_signal




8. flash - noun

· a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

Synonym(s): news_bulletin, newsflash, newsbreak

Hypernym(s): bulletin




9. flash - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): patch




10. flash - noun

· a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

Synonym(s): photoflash, flash_lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash_bulb

Hypernym(s): lamp, photographic_equipment




11. flash - verb

· gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"

Synonym(s): blink, wink, twinkle, winkle

Hypernym(s): radiate




12. flash - verb

· appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"

Hypernym(s): appear




13. flash - verb

· display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"

Synonym(s): flaunt, show_off, ostentate, swank

Hypernym(s): expose, exhibit, display




14. flash - verb

· make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"

Hypernym(s): convey




15. flash - verb

· run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"

Synonym(s): dart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot

Hypernym(s): rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt_along, rush_along, cannonball_along, bucket_along, belt_along, step_on_it




16. flash - verb

· expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"

Hypernym(s): show




17. flash - verb

· protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"

Hypernym(s): cover




18. flash - verb

· emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"

Hypernym(s): appear




19. flash - adjective

· tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

Synonym(s): brassy, cheap, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy





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