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Definition 1: a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) an artificial source of visible illumination

(flash is a kind of ...) equipment used by a photographer

(... is part of flash) a camera with a photoflash attachment

Definition 2: a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • red flashes adorned the airplane
  • a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to

(flash is a kind of ...) a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole

Definition 3: a momentary brightness - [noun denoting attribute]

(flash is a kind of ...) the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white

Definition 4: a sudden brilliant understanding - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a flash of intuition

(flash is a kind of ...) the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation

Definition 5: a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)

Definition 6: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) a signal that involves visual communication

(... is a kind of flash ) an artillery shell containing an illuminant

(... is a kind of flash ) a steady bright blue light; formerly used as a signal but now a firework

(... is a kind of flash ) a colored flare fired from a Very pistol

Definition 7: a gaudy outward display - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) exhibiting openly in public view

"a display of courage"

(... is a kind of flash ) a swaggering show of courage

(... is a kind of flash ) extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself

(... is a kind of flash ) ostentatious display of elegance

"they put on the ritz"

(... is a kind of flash ) an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)

(... is a kind of flash ) an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning

Definition 8: a sudden intense burst of radiant energy - [noun denoting event]

(flash is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of flash ) a momentary flash of light

(... is a kind of flash ) a flash of light (especially reflected light)

(... is a kind of flash ) the occurrence of a small flash or spark

(... is a kind of flash ) a flash of intense heat (as released by an atomic explosion)

(... is a kind of flash ) the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more

(... is a kind of flash ) a sudden flash (as of lightning)

Definition 9: a short vivid experience - [noun denoting event]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flash of emotion swept over him
  • the flashings of pain were a warning

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

Definition 10: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) - [noun denoting time]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) an indefinitely short time

"wait just a moment" "in a mo" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"

Definition 11: appear briefly - [verb of change]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The headlines flashed on the screen

(flash is a kind of ...) come into sight or view

"He suddenly appeared at the wedding" "A new star appeared on the horizon"

Definition 12: emit a brief burst of light - [verb of change]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A shooting star flashed and was gone

(flash is a kind of ...) come into sight or view

"He suddenly appeared at the wedding" "A new star appeared on the horizon"

Definition 13: make known or cause to appear with great speed - [verb of communication]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts

(flash is a kind of ...) (of information) make known; pass on

"She conveyed the message to me"

Definition 14: protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal - [verb of contact]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flash the roof

(flash is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 15: run or move very quickly or hastily - [verb of motion]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She dashed into the yard

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) move hurridly

"He rushed down the hall to receive his guests" "The cars raced down the street"

(... is a kind of flash ) dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity

"She plunged at it eagerly"

(flash has a similar meaning as ...) move quickly and violently

"The car tore down the street" "He came charging into my office"

Definition 16: gleam or glow intermittently - [verb of perception]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lights were flashing

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

"The sun is radiating"

(... is a kind of flash ) flash intermittently

"The lights flicked on and off"

Definition 17: display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously - [verb of perception]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he showed off his new sports car

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is a kind of ...) to show, make visible or apparent

"The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month" "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?" "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"

(... is a kind of flash ) exhibit the strength of

"The victorious army flexes its invincibility"

(... is a kind of flash ) be showy or ostentatious

Definition 18: expose or show briefly - [verb of perception]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he flashed a $100 bill

(flash is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

Definition 19: tastelessly showy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flash or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flash car
  • a flashy ring
  • garish colors
  • a gaudy costume
  • loud sport shirts
  • a meretricious yet stylish book
  • tawdry ornaments

Synonyms for flash in the sense of this definition

(flash is similar to ...) lacking aesthetic or social taste

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