Definition of flash

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  • flash is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 11
  • flash is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 11
  • flash is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of flash


  • a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. flash bulb
    2. flash lamp
    3. flashbulb
    4. flashgun
    5. photoflash
  • a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) (noun)

    Examples

    1. if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

    Synonyms

    1. blink of an eye
    2. heartbeat
    3. instant
    4. jiffy
    5. new york minute
    6. split second
    7. trice
    8. twinkling
    9. wink
  • a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. news bulletin
    2. newsbreak
    3. newsflash
  • a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. flare
  • a short vivid experience (noun)

    Examples

    1. a flash of emotion swept over him
    2. the flashings of pain were a warning

    Synonyms

    1. flashing
  • run or move very quickly or hastily (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dart
    2. dash
    3. scoot
    4. scud
    5. shoot
  • tastelessly showy (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a flash car
    2. a flashy ring

    Synonyms

    1. brassy
    2. cheap
    3. flashy
    4. garish
    5. gaudy
    6. gimcrack
    7. loud
    8. meretricious
    9. tacky
    10. tatty
    11. tawdry
    12. trashy
  • gleam or glow intermittently (verb)

    Examples

    1. The lights were flashing

    Synonyms

    1. blink
    2. twinkle
    3. wink
    4. winkle
  • a gaudy outward display (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. fanfare
    2. ostentation
  • display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. flaunt
    2. ostentate
    3. show off
    4. swank
  • a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification (noun)

    Examples

    1. red flashes adorned the airplane
    2. a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to
  • a momentary brightness (noun)
  • appear briefly (verb)

    Examples

    1. The headlines flashed on the screen
  • a sudden brilliant understanding (noun)

    Examples

    1. he had a flash of intuition
  • a sudden intense burst of radiant energy (noun)
  • emit a brief burst of light (verb)

    Examples

    1. A shooting star flashed and was gone
  • expose or show briefly (verb)

    Examples

    1. he flashed a $100 bill
  • make known or cause to appear with great speed (verb)

    Examples

    1. The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts
  • protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal (verb)

    Examples

    1. flash the roof

See definition of flash in Merriam Webster

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