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Meaning & Definition of Flash in English

English

Flash

/flæʃ/

noun

1. A sudden intense burst of radiant energy

    synonym:
  • flash

2. A momentary brightness

    synonym:
  • flash

3. A short vivid experience

  • "A flash of emotion swept over him"
  • "The flashings of pain were a warning"
    synonym:
  • flash
  • ,
  • flashing

4. A sudden brilliant understanding

  • "He had a flash of intuition"
    synonym:
  • flash

5. 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:
  • blink of an eye
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • heartbeat
  • ,
  • instant
  • ,
  • jiffy
  • ,
  • split second
  • ,
  • trice
  • ,
  • twinkling
  • ,
  • wink
  • ,
  • New York minute

6. A gaudy outward display

    synonym:
  • ostentation
  • ,
  • fanfare
  • ,
  • flash

7. A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate

    synonym:
  • flare
  • ,
  • flash

8. A short news announcement concerning some on-going news story

    synonym:
  • news bulletin
  • ,
  • newsflash
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • newsbreak

9. 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"
    synonym:
  • flash

10. A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph

    synonym:
  • flash
  • ,
  • photoflash
  • ,
  • flash lamp
  • ,
  • flashgun
  • ,
  • flashbulb
  • ,
  • flash bulb

verb

1. Gleam or glow intermittently

  • "The lights were flashing"
    synonym:
  • flash
  • ,
  • blink
  • ,
  • wink
  • ,
  • twinkle
  • ,
  • winkle

2. Appear briefly

  • "The headlines flashed on the screen"
    synonym:
  • flash

3. Display proudly

  • Act ostentatiously or pretentiously
  • "He showed off his new sports car"
    synonym:
  • flaunt
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • show off
  • ,
  • ostentate
  • ,
  • swank

4. Make known or cause to appear with great speed

  • "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
    synonym:
  • flash

5. Run or move very quickly or hastily

  • "She dashed into the yard"
    synonym:
  • dart
  • ,
  • dash
  • ,
  • scoot
  • ,
  • scud
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • shoot

6. Expose or show briefly

  • "He flashed a $100 bill"
    synonym:
  • flash

7. Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal

  • "Flash the roof"
    synonym:
  • flash

8. Emit a brief burst of light

  • "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
    synonym:
  • flash

adjective

1. Tastelessly showy

  • "A flash car"
  • "A flashy ring"
  • "Garish colors"
  • "A gaudy costume"
  • "Loud sport shirts"
  • "A meretricious yet stylish book"
  • "Tawdry ornaments"
    synonym:
  • brassy
  • ,
  • cheap
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • flashy
  • ,
  • garish
  • ,
  • gaudy
  • ,
  • gimcrack
  • ,
  • loud
  • ,
  • meretricious
  • ,
  • tacky
  • ,
  • tatty
  • ,
  • tawdry
  • ,
  • trashy

Examples of using

Did you see that flash of lightning?
My flash drive isn't being recognized.