• (verb-intransitive): To burst forth into or as if into flame.
  • (verb-intransitive): To give off light or be lighted in sudden or intermittent bursts.
  • (verb-intransitive): To appear or occur suddenly: The image flashed onto the screen.
  • (verb-intransitive): To move or proceed rapidly: The cars flashed by.
  • (verb-intransitive): To hang up a phone line momentarily, as when using call waiting.
  • (verb-intransitive): Slang To think of or remember something suddenly: flashed on that time we got caught in the storm.
  • (verb-intransitive): Slang To expose oneself in an indecent manner.
  • (verb-transitive): To cause (light) to appear suddenly or in intermittent bursts.
  • (verb-transitive): To cause to burst into flame.
  • (verb-transitive): To reflect (light).
  • (verb-transitive): To cause to reflect light from (a surface).
  • (verb-transitive): To make known or signal by flashing lights.
  • (verb-transitive): To communicate or display at great speed: flashed the news to the world capitals.
  • (verb-transitive): To exhibit briefly.
  • (verb-transitive): To hang up (a phone line) momentarily, as when using call waiting.
  • (verb-transitive): To display ostentatiously; flaunt.
  • (verb-transitive): To fill suddenly with water.
  • (verb-transitive): To cover with a thin protective layer.
  • (noun): A sudden, brief, intense display of light.
  • (noun): A sudden perception: a flash of insight.
  • (noun): A split second; an instant: I'll be on my way in a flash.
  • (noun): A brief news dispatch or transmission.
  • (noun): Slang Gaudy or ostentatious display: "The antique flash and trash of an older southern California have given way to a sleeker age of cultural hip” ( Newsweek).
  • (noun): A flashlight.
  • (noun): Instantaneous illumination for photography: photograph by flash.
  • (noun): A device, such as a flashbulb, flashgun, or flash lamp, used to produce such illumination.
  • (noun): Slang The pleasurable sensation that accompanies the use of a drug; a rush.
  • (noun): Obsolete The language or cant of thieves, tramps, or underworld figures.
  • (adjective): Happening suddenly or very quickly: flash freezing.
  • (adjective): Slang Ostentatious; showy: a flash car.
  • (adjective): Of or relating to figures of quarterly economic growth released by the government and subject to later revision.
  • (adjective): Of or relating to photography using instantaneous illumination.
  • (adjective): Of or relating to thieves, swindlers, and underworld figures.
  • (idiom): flash in the pan One that promises great success but fails.

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  • (noun): a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
  • (noun): a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  • (noun): a gaudy outward display
  • (noun): 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"
  • (noun): a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
  • (noun): a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
  • (noun): a momentary brightness
  • (noun): a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • (adjective): tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
  • (verb): emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
  • (verb): protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"
  • (verb): expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
  • (verb): run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
  • (verb): make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  • (verb): display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
  • (verb): appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
  • (verb): gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"

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Flash, flashes, or The Flash may refer to:

Example Sentences

  • Aye! yet something whispered that the flash carried a meaning, was, indeed, a spark from that mightier _flash of arms_ that would, ere long, blaze out at the very mention of that name.

  • The report of the rifle was magical in its effect upon the Basuto ponies, each rearing up on its hind legs and striking out with its forefeet; but the same punishment was meted out by the riders -- namely, a sharp tap between the ears with the barrels of the rifles -- and the result was that beyond fidgeting they stood fairly still, while _flash, flash, flash_, three more shots were fired.

  • Now the darkness was cut by a bright flash of light right in front; there was the sharp crack of a rifle, and right and left _flash, crack, flash, crack_, ran along a line.

  • Flash Mode: flash off ,flash on,flash auto, illumination Auto

  • $SID. = '& flash ='. $flash; if (is_array ($_EXTRA_URL)) $_EXTRA_URL [] = 'flash ='. $flash; else

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