HyperDic: flash

English > 19 senses of the word flash:
VERBperceptionflash, blink, wink, twinkle, winklegleam or glow intermittently
changeflashappear briefly
perceptionflash, flaunt, show off, ostentate, swankdisplay proudly
communicationflashmake known or cause to appear with great speed
motionflash, dart, dash, scoot, scud, shootrun or move very quickly or hastily
perceptionflashexpose or show briefly
contactflashprotect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
changeflashemit a brief burst of light
NOUNeventflasha sudden intense burst of radiant energy
attributeflasha momentary brightness
eventflash, flashinga short vivid / vivid experience
cognitionflasha sudden brilliant understanding
timeflash, blink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minutea very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
communicationflash, ostentation, fanfarea gaudy outward display
communicationflash, flarea burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
communicationflash, news bulletin, newsflash, newsbreaka short / short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
artifactflasha bright patch of color used for decoration or identification
artifactflash, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash bulba lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
ADJECTIVEallflash, brassy, cheap, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashytastelessly showy
flash > pronunciation
Soundsflae'sh
Rhymesabash ... whiplash: 38 rhymes with aesh...
English > flash: 19 senses > adjective 1
Meaningtastelessly showy.
Examples
  • "a flash car"
  • "a flashy ring"
Synonymsbrassy, cheap, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
Broadertastelesslacking aesthetic or social taste
Spanishchillón, estridente, hortera, llamativo, vistoso, vulgar
Catalancridaner, estrident, llampant, vulgar
Nounsflasha gaudy outward display
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA sudden intense burst of radiant energy.
Narrowerflicker, spark, glintA momentary flash of light
gleam, gleaming, glimmerA flash of light (especially reflected light)
glitter, sparkle, coruscationThe occurrence of a small flash or spark
heat flashA flash of intense heat (as released by an atomic explosion)
lightningThe flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash)
streakA sudden flash (as of lightning)
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishchispazo, destello
Verbsflashemit a brief burst of light
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA momentary brightness.
BroaderbrightnessThe location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
Spanishdestello, fogonazo
Verbsflashemit a brief burst of light
flashgleam or glow intermittently
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA short vivid / vivid experience.
Examples
  • "a flash of emotion swept over him"
  • "the flashings of pain were a warning"
Synonymflashing
BroaderexperienceAn event as apprehended
Verbsflashappear briefly
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA sudden brilliant understanding.
Example"he had a flash of intuition"
Broaderinsight, brainstorm, brainwaveThe clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
Spanishflash
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 5, time
MeaningA very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat).
Example"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
Synonymsblink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
Broadermoment, mo, minute, second, bitAn indefinitely short time
Spanishinstante, momento, parpadeo, periquete, santiamén, segundo
Catalanflash, instant, pensament, segon, tres i no res
Verbsflashexpose or show briefly
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA gaudy outward display.
Synonymsostentation, fanfare
Narrowerbravado, blusterA swaggering show of courage
exhibitionismextravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
pedantryAn ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
ritzostentatious display of elegance
splurgeAn ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
BroaderdisplayExhibiting openly in public view
Spanishcharanga, fanfarria, ostentación
Catalanfanfàrria, ostentació
Adjectivesflashtastelessly showy
flashy(used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA burst of light used to communicate or illuminate.
Synonymflare
NarrowerBengal lightA steady bright blue light
Very light, Very-lightA colored flare fired from a Very pistol
star shellAn artillery shell containing an illuminant
Broadervisual signalA signal that involves visual communication
Spanishdestello, fogonazo
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA short / short news announcement concerning some on-going news story.
Synonymsnews bulletin, newsflash, newsbreak
BroaderbulletinA brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)
Spanishflash informativo
Catalanmissatge urgent, notícia de darrera hora, notícia d'última hora
Verbsflashappear briefly
flashmake known or cause to appear with great speed
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA bright patch of color used for decoration or identification.
Examples
  • "red flashes adorned the airplane"
  • "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"
BroaderpatchA piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
English > flash: 19 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph.
Synonymsphotoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash bulb
Part offlash cameraA camera with a photoflash attachment
BroaderlampAn artificial source of visible illumination
photographic equipmentequipment used by a photographer
Spanishflash
Catalanflaix, flash
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaninggleam or glow intermittently.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelLights flash on the horizon; The horizon is flashing with lights
Example"The lights were flashing"
Synonymsblink, wink, twinkle, winkle
Narrowerflicker, flickflash intermittently
BroaderradiateCause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
Spanishbrillar intermitentemente, centellear, destellar, relampaguear, titilar
Catalancentellejar, llambrar, llambregar, llampegar, llampeguejar
Nounsflasha momentary brightness
flashera light that flashes on and off
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningAppear briefly.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The headlines flashed on the screen"
BroaderappearCome into sight or view
Nounsflasha short / short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
flash, flashinga short vivid / vivid experience
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 3, perception
MeaningDisplay proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsflaunt, show off, ostentate, swank
NarrowerflexExhibit the strength of
splurgeBe showy or ostentatious
Broaderexpose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
Spanishalardear, fanfarronear, lucir, ostentar, pavonearse, presumir
Catalanfatxendejar, gallejar, presumir
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake known or cause to appear with great speed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
Broaderconveymake known
Nounsflasha short / short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningRun or move very quickly or hastily.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsdart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot
Narrowerplungedash violently or with great speed or impetuosity
Broaderrush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itMove fast
See alsoflash backreturn in time
Similar totear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buckMove quickly and violently
Spanishdisparar, echarse
Catalanapressar-se, disparar, llançar-se, precipitar-se
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 6, perception
Meaningexpose or show briefly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"he flashed a $100 bill"
Broadershowmake visible or noticeable
Nounsflasha very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
flashersomeone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningprotect by covering with a thin sheet of metal.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"flash the roof"
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
English > flash: 19 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningemit a brief burst of light.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"A shooting star flashed and was gone"
BroaderappearCome into sight or view
Nounsflasha momentary brightness
flasha sudden intense burst of radiant energy
flasheran electrical device that automatically turns ... / turns a lamp on and off (as for an advertising display)
flashera light that flashes on and off

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