1. A sudden intense burst of radiant energy (synset 107426692)
  2. A momentary brightness (synset 104960363)
  3. A short vivid experience (synset 107301793)
    "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
  4. A sudden brilliant understanding (synset 105816450)
    "he had a flash of intuition"
  5. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) (synset 115271921)
    "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  6. A gaudy outward display (synset 106902380)
  7. A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate (synset 106887980)
  8. A short news announcement concerning some on-going news story (synset 106695239)
  9. A bright patch of color used for decoration or identification (synset 103363226)
    "red flashes adorned the airplane"; "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"
  10. A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph (synset 103363018)
  1. Tastelessly showy (synset 302402358)
    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
  1. Gleam or glow intermittently (synset 202164320)
    "The lights were flashing"
  2. Appear briefly (synset 200425644)
    "The headlines flashed on the screen"
  3. Display proudly;
    Act ostentatiously or pretentiously (synset 202146446)
    "he showed off his new sports car"
  4. Make known or cause to appear with great speed (synset 200931471)
    "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  5. Run or move very quickly or hastily (synset 202065423)
    "She dashed into the yard"
  6. Expose or show briefly (synset 202143084)
    "he flashed a $100 bill"
  7. Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal (synset 201338143)
    "flash the roof"
  8. Emit a brief burst of light (synset 200425822)
    "A shooting star flashed and was gone"

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