Meaning of flash

Definition of flash

(adj) tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
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"
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"
a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
(verb) gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"
emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"

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