Definitions for flash

Definitions for (noun) flash

Main entry: flash, flash bulb, flash lamp, flashbulb, flashgun, photoflash

Definition: a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

Main entry: flash

Definition: a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification

Usage: red flashes adorned the airplane; a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to

Main entry: flash

Definition: a momentary brightness

Main entry: flash

Definition: a sudden brilliant understanding

Usage: he had a flash of intuition

Main entry: flash, news bulletin, newsbreak, newsflash

Definition: a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

Main entry: flare, flash

Definition: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

Main entry: flash, fanfare, ostentation

Definition: a gaudy outward display

Main entry: flash, flashing

Definition: a short vivid experience

Usage: a flash of emotion swept over him; the flashings of pain were a warning

Main entry: flash

Definition: a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Main entry: New York minute, split second, blink of an eye, wink, heartbeat, instant, trice, twinkling, flash, jiffy

Definition: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

Usage: if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

Definitions for (verb) flash

Main entry: flash

Definition: appear briefly

Usage: The headlines flashed on the screen

Main entry: flash

Definition: emit a brief burst of light

Usage: A shooting star flashed and was gone

Main entry: flash

Definition: make known or cause to appear with great speed

Usage: The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts

Main entry: flash

Definition: protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal

Usage: flash the roof

Main entry: shoot, scoot, scud, dart, dash, flash

Definition: run or move very quickly or hastily

Usage: She dashed into the yard

Main entry: flash

Definition: expose or show briefly

Usage: he flashed a $100 bill

Main entry: ostentate, flash, flaunt, show off, swank

Definition: display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

Usage: he showed off his new sports car

Main entry: flash, wink, winkle, blink, twinkle

Definition: gleam or glow intermittently

Usage: The lights were flashing

Definitions for (adj) flash

Main entry: meretricious, loud, cheap, brassy, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy, gimcrack

Definition: tastelessly showy

Usage: a flash car; a flashy ring; garish colors; a gaudy costume; loud sport shirts; a meretricious yet stylish book; tawdry ornaments

Visual thesaurus for flash