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    flash - Dictionary definition and meaning for word flash

    Definition
    (noun) a sudden intense burst of radiant energy Definition
    (noun) a momentary brightness Definition
    (noun) a short vivid experience
    Synonyms : flashing
    Example Sentence
    • a flash of emotion swept over him
    • the flashings of pain were a warning
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden brilliant understanding
    Example Sentence
    • he had a flash of intuition
    Definition
    (noun) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    Example Sentence
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
    Definition
    (noun) a gaudy outward display
    Synonyms : fanfare , ostentation
    Definition
    (noun) a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
    Synonyms : flare
    Definition
    (noun) a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story Definition
    (noun) a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification
    Example Sentence
    • red flashes adorned the airplane
    • a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to
    Definition
    (noun) a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph Definition
    (verb) gleam or glow intermittently
    Synonyms : blink , twinkle , wink , winkle
    Example Sentence
    • The lights were flashing
    Definition
    (verb) appear briefly
    Example Sentence
    • The headlines flashed on the screen
    Definition
    (verb) display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
    Synonyms : flaunt , ostentate , show off , swank
    Example Sentence
    • he showed off his new sports car
    Definition
    (verb) make known or cause to appear with great speed
    Example Sentence
    • The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts
    Definition
    (verb) run or move very quickly or hastily
    Synonyms : dart , dash , scoot , scud , shoot
    Example Sentence
    • She dashed into the yard
    Definition
    (verb) expose or show briefly
    Example Sentence
    • he flashed a $100 bill
    Definition
    (verb) protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
    Example Sentence
    • flash the roof
    Definition
    (verb) emit a brief burst of light
    Example Sentence
    • A shooting star flashed and was gone
    Definition
    (adj) tastelessly showy
    Example Sentence
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
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