Synonyms for flash

Synonyms for (noun) flash

Synonyms: flash, flash bulb, flash lamp, flashbulb, flashgun, photoflash

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

Similar words: lamp

Definition: an artificial source of visible illumination


Similar words: photographic equipment

Definition: equipment used by a photographer


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: patch

Definition: a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole


Synonyms: flash

Definition: a momentary brightness

Similar words: brightness

Definition: the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white


Synonyms: flash

Definition: a sudden brilliant understanding

Usage: he had a flash of intuition

Similar words: insight, brainstorm, brainwave

Definition: the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation


Synonyms: flash, news bulletin, newsbreak, newsflash

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

Similar words: bulletin

Definition: a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)


Synonyms: flare, flash

Definition: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

Similar words: visual signal

Definition: a signal that involves visual communication


Synonyms: flash, fanfare, ostentation

Definition: a gaudy outward display

Similar words: display

Definition: exhibiting openly in public view

Usage: a display of courage


Synonyms: flash, flashing

Definition: a short vivid experience

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

Similar words: experience

Definition: an event as apprehended

Usage: a surprising experience; that painful experience certainly got our attention


Synonyms: flash

Definition: a sudden intense burst of radiant energy

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: second, bit, minute, mo, moment

Definition: an indefinitely short time

Usage: wait just a moment; in a mo; it only takes a minute; in just a bit

Synonyms for (verb) flash

Synonyms: flash

Definition: appear briefly

Usage: The headlines flashed on the screen

Similar words: appear

Definition: come into sight or view

Usage: He suddenly appeared at the wedding; A new star appeared on the horizon


Synonyms: flash

Definition: emit a brief burst of light

Usage: A shooting star flashed and was gone

Similar words: appear

Definition: come into sight or view

Usage: He suddenly appeared at the wedding; A new star appeared on the horizon


Synonyms: flash

Definition: make known or cause to appear with great speed

Usage: The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts

Similar words: convey

Definition: make known; pass on, of information

Usage: She conveyed the message to me


Synonyms: flash

Definition: protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal

Usage: flash the roof

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers


Synonyms: shoot, scoot, scud, dart, dash, flash

Definition: run or move very quickly or hastily

Usage: She dashed into the yard

Similar words: hasten, hotfoot, hie, cannonball along, bucket along, pelt along, belt along, step on it, race, speed, rush, rush along

Definition: move fast

Usage: He rushed down the hall to receive his guests; The cars raced down the street


Synonyms: flash

Definition: expose or show briefly

Usage: he flashed a $100 bill

Similar words: show

Definition: make visible or noticeable

Usage: She showed her talent for cooking; Show me your etchings, please


Synonyms: ostentate, flash, flaunt, show off, swank

Definition: display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

Usage: he showed off his new sports car

Similar words: display, exhibit, expose

Definition: to show, make visible or apparent

Usage: The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month; Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?; National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship


Synonyms: flash, wink, winkle, blink, twinkle

Definition: gleam or glow intermittently

Usage: The lights were flashing

Similar words: radiate

Definition: cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

Usage: The sun is radiating

Synonyms for (adjective) flash

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: tasteless

Definition: lacking aesthetic or social taste