Definition of Flash


  • a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
    - flash lamp - flash bulb
  • 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 short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
    - news bulletin
  • a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
  • a gaudy outward display
  • 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"
    - blink of an eye - split second - new york minute
  • a sudden brilliant understanding
    "he had a flash of intuition"
  • a short vivid experience
    "a flash of emotion swept over him"
    "the flashings of pain were a warning"
  • a momentary brightness
  • a sudden intense burst of radiant energy


  • emit a brief burst of light
    "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
  • protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal
    "flash the roof"
  • expose or show briefly
    "he flashed a $100 bill"
  • run or move very quickly or hastily
    "She dashed into the yard"
  • make known or cause to appear with great speed
    "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  • display proudly
    act ostentatiously or pretentiously
    "he showed off his new sports car"
    - show off - ostentate
  • appear briefly
    "The headlines flashed on the screen"
  • gleam or glow intermittently
    "The lights were flashing"


  • tastelessly showy
    "a flash car"
    "a flashy ring"
    "garish colors"
    "a gaudy costume"
    "loud sport shirts"
    "a meretricious yet stylish book"
    "tawdry ornaments"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Flash

  • Scrabble® score of the flash (11)
  • Word Chums® score of the flash (12)
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Unscramble flash

26 unscramble word found using the letters flash.

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