- [noun] a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
- [noun] a momentary brightness
- [noun] a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
- [noun] a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
- [noun] 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"
Synonyms: blink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute
- [noun] a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
- [noun] a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
Synonyms: news bulletin, newsnewsbreak
- [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 lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
Synonyms: photo lamp, gun, bulb, bulb
- [verb] gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
Synonyms: blink, wink, twinkle, winkle
- [verb] appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
- [verb] display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
Synonyms: flaunt, show off, ostentate, swank
- [verb] make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
- [verb] run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
Synonyms: dart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot
- [verb] expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
- [verb] protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"
- [verb] emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
- [adjective] tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
Synonyms: brassy, cheap, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy