Associations to the word «Flash»


FLASH, verb. To briefly illuminate a scene.
FLASH, verb. To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
FLASH, verb. To be visible briefly.
FLASH, verb. To make visible briefly.
FLASH, verb. (figurative) To break forth like a sudden flood of light; to show a momentary brilliance.
FLASH, verb. To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.
FLASH, verb. To communicate quickly.
FLASH, verb. (computing) To write to the memory of an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge.
FLASH, verb. (ambitransitive) (informal) To briefly, and in most cases inadvertently, expose one's naked body or underwear, or part of it, in public. (Contrast streak.)
FLASH, verb. (metallurgy) To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.
FLASH, verb. (juggling) To perform a flash.
FLASH, verb. To move, or cause to move, suddenly
FLASH, verb. (glassmaking) To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different colour.
FLASH, verb. To trick up in a showy manner.
FLASH, verb. To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.
FLASH, verb. (transitive) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
FLASH, verb. (intransitive) (of liquid) To evaporate suddenly. See Flash evaporation.
FLASH, verb. (transitive) (climbing) To climb (a route) successfully on the first attempt.
FLASH, noun. A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.
FLASH, noun. (figurative) A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius.
FLASH, noun. (linguistics) A language, created by a minority to maintain cultural identity, that cannot be understood by the ruling class; for example, Ebonics.
FLASH, noun. A very short amount of time.
FLASH, noun. Material left around the edge of a moulded part at the parting line of the mould.
FLASH, noun. (Cockney) The strips of bright cloth or buttons worn around the collars of market traders.
FLASH, noun. (US) (colloquial) A flashlight or electric torch.
FLASH, noun. A light used for photography - a shortened form of camera flash.
FLASH, noun. (juggling) A pattern where each prop is thrown and caught only once.
FLASH, noun. (archaic) A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for colouring liquor to make it look stronger.
FLASH, adjective. (British and New Zealand) (slang) Expensive-looking and demanding attention; stylish; showy.
FLASH, adjective. (UK) (of a person) Having plenty of ready money.
FLASH, adjective. (UK) (of a person) Liable to show off expensive possessions or money.
FLASH, adjective. (US) (slang) Occurring very rapidly, almost instantaneously.
FLASH, noun. A pool.
FLASH, noun. (engineering) A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.
FLASH, proper noun. (computing) A popular multimedia platform, most often used for adding animation and interactivity to webpages.
FLASH BANG, noun. Alternative form of flash-bang
FLASH BANGS, noun. Plural of flash bang
FLASH BOILER, noun. A variety of water-tube boiler, used chiefly in steam automobiles, consisting of a nest of strong tubes with very little water space, kept nearly red hot so that the water as it trickles drop by drop into the tubes is immediately flashed into steam and superheated.
FLASH BOILERS, noun. Plural of flash boiler
FLASH BURNER, noun. A gas burner with a device for lighting by an electric spark.
FLASH CARD, noun. Alternative form of flashcard
FLASH CARDS, noun. Plural of flash card
FLASH CUT, noun. (chiefly telecommunications) An change made to a complex system with immediate effect, one made without a phase-in period.
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FLASH DRIVE, noun. (computer hardware) A small electronic device used to store digital data, more portable and robust than a hard drive.
FLASH DRIVES, noun. Plural of flash drive
FLASH FICTION, noun. (countable) A fictional story that is briefer than typical short stories.
FLASH FICTION, noun. (uncountable) The genre of such stories.
FLASH FICTIONS, noun. Plural of flash fiction
FLASH FLOOD, noun. A sudden, rapid flood, usually of short duration and local impact
FLASH FLOODS, noun. Plural of flash flood
FLASH FOR CASH, adjective. (UK) (informal) pertaining to a scam where a motorist flashes their headlights to indicate to another driver to proceed against normal give-way rules, then runs in to them and sues for damages.
FLASH FOR CASH, adjective. (AU) (informal) pertaining to speed cameras.
FLASH FRAME, noun. In video or film editing, a flash frame is a very short shot (usually one frame, but occasionally several) that appears in a sequence of images. Flash Frames are usually inadvertent and result from either an editing mistake or an equipment problem. From time to time, however, they are inserted intentionally for creative reasons.
FLASH FRAMES, noun. Plural of flash frame
FLASH GRENADE, noun. A flashbang.
FLASH GRENADES, noun. Plural of flash grenade
FLASH HOUSE, noun. (obsolete) A brothel.
FLASH HOUSES, noun. Plural of flash house
FLASH IN THE PAN, noun. (idiomatic) A transient occurrence with no long-term effect.
FLASH IN THE PAN, noun. (idiomatic) A career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment.
FLASH LOCK, noun. (Waterways) A simple single gate lock on a river or canal.
FLASH LOCKS, noun. Plural of flash lock
FLASH MEMORY, noun. (computer hardware) A rewritable memory chip that retains its data without a power supply.
FLASH MOB, noun. A group of people who rapidly assemble, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act, and then quickly disperse.
FLASH MOBBER, noun. Someone who participates in a flash mob.
FLASH MOBS, noun. Plural of flash mob
FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, noun. Taking photographs using a camera with a flash.
FLASH POINT, noun. The lowest temperature at which a liquid can form an ignitable mixture in air near the surface of the liquid.
FLASH POINT, noun. (figuratively) A hotspot; a dangerous place of violent political unrest
FLASH POINTS, noun. Plural of flash point
FLASH POWDER, noun. (dated) (photography) A powder that burns with a very rapid flash when ignited; used in early flash photography
FLASH SUPPRESSOR, noun. An attachment to the muzzle of a firearm which reduces the amount of visible light created when fired

Dictionary definition

FLASH, noun. A sudden intense burst of radiant energy.
FLASH, noun. A momentary brightness.
FLASH, noun. A short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning".
FLASH, noun. A sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition".
FLASH, noun. 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".
FLASH, noun. A gaudy outward display.
FLASH, noun. A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate.
FLASH, noun. A short news announcement concerning some on-going news story.
FLASH, 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".
FLASH, noun. A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph.
FLASH, verb. Gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing".
FLASH, verb. Appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen".
FLASH, verb. Display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car".
FLASH, verb. Make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts".
FLASH, verb. Run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard".
FLASH, verb. Expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill".
FLASH, verb. Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof".
FLASH, verb. Emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone".
FLASH, adjective. Tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King