|1.||[ verb ] gleam or glow intermittently|
|Synonyms:||wink twinkle winkle blink|
"The lights were flashing"
|Related terms:||emit_light flicker glint blinker twinkle|
|2.||[ noun ] a sudden intense burst of radiant energy|
|Related terms:||happening glint lightning gleam heat_flash streak glitter|
|3.||[ verb ] appear briefly|
"The headlines flashed on the screen"
|Related terms:||appear news_bulletin|
|4.||[ noun ] a momentary brightness|
|5.||[ verb ] make known or cause to appear with great speed|
"The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
|Related terms:||convey news_bulletin|
|6.||[ verb ] display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously|
|Synonyms:||show_off flaunt ostentate swank|
"he showed off his new sports car"
|Related terms:||expose splurge flex ostentation flaunt|
|7.||[ verb ] run or move very quickly or hastily|
|Synonyms:||dash shoot scoot scud dart|
"She dashed into the yard"
|Related terms:||rush plunge cut_back tear dash scooter motor_scooter iceboat dart|
|8.||[ noun ] a short vivid experience|
"a flash of emotion swept over him" "the flashings of pain were a warning"
|9.||[ noun ] (psychology) a sudden brilliant understanding|
"he had a flash of intuition"
|10.||[ verb ] expose or show briefly|
"he flashed a $100 bill"
|Related terms:||show blink_of_an_eye|
|11.||[ adjective ] tastelessly showy|
|Synonyms:||loud tawdry cheap gaudy flashy meretricious tatty tacky garish trashy gimcrack brassy|
"a flash car" "a flashy ring" "garish colors" "a gaudy costume" "loud sport shirts" "a meretricious yet stylish book" "tawdry ornaments"
|12.||[ noun ] (clothing) 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"
|13.||[ noun ] a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)|
|Synonyms:||instant twinkling wink split_second New_York_minute trice jiffy heartbeat blink_of_an_eye|
"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
|14.||[ verb ] emit a brief burst of light|
"A shooting star flashed and was gone."
|Related terms:||appear glint flasher|
|15.||[ noun ] a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate|
|Related terms:||visual_signal Very_light Bengal_light star_shell|
|16.||[ noun ] (news) a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story|
|Synonyms:||newsflash newsbreak news_bulletin|
|17.||[ verb ] protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal, as of parts of roofs|
|18.||[ noun ] (photography) a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph|
|Synonyms:||flash_lamp flashgun flashbulb flash_bulb photoflash|
|Related terms:||lamp photographic_equipment flash_camera|