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Meaning of flash

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring";
             "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts";
             "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
             [syn: {brassy}, {cheap}, {flash}, {flashy}, {garish},
             {gaudy}, {gimcrack}, {loud}, {meretricious}, {tacky},
             {tatty}, {tawdry}, {trashy}]
      n 1: a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
      2: a momentary brightness
      3: a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over
         him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning" [syn: {flash},
      4: a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of
      5: 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" [syn: {blink of an eye}, {flash}, {heartbeat},
         {instant}, {jiffy}, {split second}, {trice}, {twinkling},
         {wink}, {New York minute}]
      6: a gaudy outward display [syn: {ostentation}, {fanfare},
      7: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate [syn:
         {flare}, {flash}]
      8: a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
         [syn: {news bulletin}, {newsflash}, {flash}, {newsbreak}]
      9: 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"
      10: a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
          [syn: {flash}, {photoflash}, {flash lamp}, {flashgun},
          {flashbulb}, {flash bulb}]
      v 1: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
           [syn: {flash}, {blink}, {wink}, {twinkle}, {winkle}]
      2: appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
      3: display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he
         showed off his new sports car" [syn: {flaunt}, {flash}, {show
         off}, {ostentate}, {swank}]
      4: make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest
         intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
      5: run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the
         yard" [syn: {dart}, {dash}, {scoot}, {scud}, {flash},
      6: expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
      7: protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the
      8: emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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