flash

  1. verb
    protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"
  2. verb
    appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
  3. verb
    emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
  4. verb
    make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  5. 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"
  6. adjective
    tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
  7. verb
    expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
  8. verb
    display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
  9. verb
    gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
  10. verb
    run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
  11. noun
    a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  12. noun
    a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
  13. noun
    a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  14. noun
    a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
  15. noun
    a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
  16. noun
    a momentary brightness
  17. noun
    a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
  18. 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"