Definitions of flash

  1. gleam or glow intermittently; " The lights were flashing"
  2. a very short time ( as the time it takes to blink once); " if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  3. tastelessly showy; " a flash car"; " a flashy ring"; " garish colors"; " a gaudy costume"; " loud sport shirts"; " a meretricious yet stylish book"; " tawdry ornaments"
  4. run or move very quickly or hastily; " She dashed into the yard"
  5. a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  6. a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  7. a momentary brightness
  8. a sudden brilliant understanding; " he had a flash of intuition"
  9. a short news announcement concerning some on- going news story
  10. a short vivid experience; " a flash of emotion swept over him"; " the flashings of pain were a warning"
  11. a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  12. appear briefly; " The headlines flashed on the screen"
  13. protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal, as of parts of roofs
  14. 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"
  15. a very short time ( as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); " if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  16. emit a brief burst of light; " A shooting star flashed and was gone"
  17. make known or cause to appear with great speed; " The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  18. protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; " flash the roof"
  19. expose or show briefly; " he flashed a $ 100 bill"
  20. display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; " he showed off his new sports car"
  21. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed.
  22. To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.
  23. To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.
  24. To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light.
  25. To convey as by a flash; to light up, as by a sudden flame or light; as, to flash a message along the wires; to flash conviction on the mind.
  26. To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing, n., 3 ( b).
  27. To trick up in a showy manner.
  28. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning.
  29. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show.
  30. The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period.
  31. A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring and giving a fictious strength to liquors.
  32. Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery.
  33. Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.
  34. A pool.
  35. A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.
  36. Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; - applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry.
  37. A sudden, quick, fleeting blaze or light; sudden outburst, as of merriment, wit, or passion; an instant.
  38. To cause to act, burst, or appear suddenly; as, to flash a light; to flash a look.
  39. To shine with a sudden, quick, fleeting blaze or light; act, or burst forth, suddenly; gleam.
  40. Pertaining to thieves or their language; cheap and gaudy; sham; showy.
  41. A momentary gleam of light; a sudden burst, as of merriment; a short transient state.
  42. To break forth, as a sudden light; to break out into intellectual brilliancy; to burst out into violence.
  43. To cause to flash.
  44. Vulgarly showy or gaudy, as, a flash dress, a flash style; forged; counterfeit; as, flash notes.
  45. Sudden burst of light; gleam; momentary state.
  46. To break forth, as a sudden light.
  47. To send or burst forth, as a sudden brilliant light.
  48. Relating to or connected with thieves or thieves talk; cheap and tawdry; loud.
  49. A sudden and transient blaze; gleam; outburst, as of wit, anger, etc.
  50. A moment; instant.
  51. Showy; sham. Flash language, the language of low rufflans. A flash in the pan, a flash and nothing more.
  52. A sudden momentary outburst of light; a sudden burst, as of wit or merriment; a short transient state; a body of water driven by violence; slang language; a preparation used for colouring rum and brandy, made from burnt sugar and an extract of cayenne pepper; a flashe.
  53. To break or burst forth, as a sudden gleam of light; to burst out violently; to pass like a flash; to gleam with a flash.
  54. To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.
  55. A sudden but transitory burst of light or flame; a sudden burst, as of wit.
  56. To burst or open instantly on the sight; to strike or threw as a burst of light.

Quotes of flash

  1. He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things. – Margery Allingham
  2. They, astounded at the flash of the armor, and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles, half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way. – Arrian
  3. I've wanted to do it for years, but every attempt at it has turned into another tune. We have actually taken a different approach, we're doing a lot of sampling- we're even sampling bits of Flash – Peter Banks
  4. And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach. – Travis Barker
  5. When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit. – Constantin Brancusi
  6. So that's when I saw the DNA model for the first time, in the Cavendish, and that's when I saw that this was it. And in a flash you just knew that this was very fundamental. – Sydney Brenner
  7. Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning. – Samuel Butler
  8. My romantically favorite era is 78, 79 listening to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 4, the live tapes, echo chamber and break beats. – Kool Moe Dee
  9. Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash it glows. – Ray Stannard Baker
  10. I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college, you can go anywhere, your old man's paying for it, I'd have been gone in a flash But I had to work. Every summer my mother would say, 'Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.' – Chris Matthews
  11. Not only the style, but the way in which you don't exactly know what on earth has happened or is happening till about page two hundred- then it all becomes apparent in a blinding flash – Nicholas Mosley
  12. Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash fixed forever. Photographs are. – Susan Sontag
  13. It is the flash which appears, the thunderbolt will follow. – Voltaire

Usage examples for flash

  1. Before he could speak he felt the flash of her eyes in his eyes. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. This was like her, and that was like her, and here and there a phrase gave him the very play of her mouth, the flash of her eyes. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Still, there was for a second a little flash in her pale blue eyes. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  4. Toby shot him a swift and nervous glance that was like a flash of blue flame. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  5. Once again did the wonderful story he had been reading flash before his mind. – The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey by Donald Ferguson
  6. The reply came like a flash of lightning. – The Reign of Law A Tale of the Kentucky Hemp Fields by James Lane Allen
  7. Then came an answering flash – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  8. But you flash out on the point of honour. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. In a flash Val caught his meaning. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  10. In a flash it came to him why Peter Gross had said: " I hope Enckel doesn't know we're here." – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham
  11. The news brought him a flash of inspiration: " Here is the highest, strongest, best man in all England, and him shall Goldborough wed. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  12. Junie's arms were about her in a flash and Susy grasped them in burning fingers. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  13. Tell him so," came the answer, quick as a flash – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  14. She felt a flash of rage. – Bedside Manner by William Morrison
  15. Dolly looked up, and her eyes met the flash of the young man's two wild burning eyes. – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  16. In a flash he understood her very clearly. – The Promise of Air by Algernon Blackwood
  17. If this point is passed, the dark eyes can flash – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  18. We sat at the window and watched flash after flash some in the streets, some on the hill- side, and some apparently from the windows. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  19. And Brownie wished that the flash light would hurry and go off before the tree fell. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  20. Like a flash she saw Kenneth just as he was, a strong, brave, true man, for whom she felt a warm friendship, but whom she knew she never could love. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells

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