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flash

noun

1 flash

A sudden intense burst of radiant energy.

Roget 382: heat, caloric; temperature, warmth, fervor, calidity; incalescence, incandescence; glow, flush; fever, hectic.    phlogiston; fire, ... show more

Roget 420: light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.    day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; ... show more

Roget 612: impulse, sudden thought; impromptu, improvisation; inspiration, flash, spurt.    improvisatore; creature of impulse.   

Roget 532: news; information etc. 527; piece of news [Fr.], budget of news, budget of information; intelligence, tidings.    word, advice, aviso [Sp.], message; ... show more



2 flash

A momentary brightness.

Dutch: flits, lichtflits, lichtschijnsel

3 flash

A short vivid experience:
— A flash of emotion swept over him.
— The flashings of pain were a warning.

synonym: flashing.

4 flash

A sudden brilliant understanding.

5 flash

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.

synonyms: blink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink.

Roget 113: instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy; suddenness, abruptness.    moment, instant, second, minute; twinkling, trice, flash, breath, ... show more

Dutch: flits, handomdraai, moment, mum, pols

6 flash

A gaudy outward display.

synonyms: fanfare, ostentation.

7 flash

A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate.

synonym: flare.

Dutch: vuurpijl

8 flash

A short news announcement concerning some on-going news story.

synonyms: news bulletin, newsbreak, newsflash.

9 flash

A bright patch of color used for decoration or identification.

Polish: naszywka

10 flash

A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph.

synonyms: flash bulb, flash lamp, flashbulb, flashgun, photoflash.

Polish: flesz, lampa błyskowa

verb

1 flash

Gleam or glow intermittently:
— The lights were flashing.

synonyms: blink, twinkle, wink, winkle.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 113: be instantaneous etc. adj.; twinkle, flash.   

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

2 flash

Appear briefly.

3 flash

Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously.

synonyms: flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank.

Dutch: prijken, pronken, uitpakken

4 flash

Make known or cause to appear with great speed.

5 flash

Run or move very quickly or hastily.

synonyms: dart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot.

Dutch: afschieten, flitsen, schieten

6 flash

Expose or show briefly.

7 flash

Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal.

8 flash

Emit a brief burst of light.

adjective

1 flash

Tastelessly showy:
— A flash car.
— A flashy ring.

synonyms: brassy, cheap, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty ... show more.

Polish: tromtadracki, szpanerski, efekciarski, kabotyński


Moby thesaurus: Teletype, advertise, air, antelope, arrow, automatic response, backfire, bang, be bright, beacon, beam, beat the drum, bedazzle, blare, blast, blaze, blaze of light, blazon forth, blind, blind impulse ... show more.

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