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English adjective: flash

1. flash tastelessly showy


SamplesA flash car.
A flashy ring.
Garish colors.
A gaudy costume.
Loud sport shirts.
A meretricious yet stylish book.
Tawdry ornaments.


Synonymsbrassy, cheap, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy


Similartasteless


Antonymstasteful


English noun: flash

1. flash (event) a sudden intense burst of radiant energy


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)coruscation, flicker, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glint, glitter, heat flash, lightning, spark, sparkle, streak

2. flash (attribute) a momentary brightness


Broader (hypernym)brightness

3. flash (event) a short vivid experience


SamplesA flash of emotion swept over him.
The flashings of pain were a warning.


Synonymsflashing


Broader (hypernym)experience

4. flash (cognition) a sudden brilliant understanding


SamplesHe had a flash of intuition.


Broader (hypernym)brainstorm, brainwave, insight

5. flash (time) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)


SamplesIf I had the chance I'd do it in a flash.


Synonymsblink of an eye, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink


Broader (hypernym)bit, minute, mo, moment, second

6. flash (communication) a gaudy outward display


Synonymsfanfare, ostentation


Broader (hypernym)display


Narrower (hyponym)bluster, bravado, exhibitionism, pedantry, ritz, splurge

7. flash (communication) a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate


Synonymsflare


Broader (hypernym)visual signal


Narrower (hyponym)Bengal light, star shell, Very light, Very-light

8. flash (communication) a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story


Synonymsnews bulletin, newsbreak, newsflash


Broader (hypernym)bulletin

9. flash (artifact) a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification


SamplesRed flashes adorned the airplane.
A flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to.


Broader (hypernym)patch

10. flash (artifact) a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph


Synonymsflash bulb, flash lamp, flashbulb, flashgun, photoflash


Broader (hypernym)lamp, photographic equipment


Part meronymflash camera


English verb: flash

1. flash (perception) gleam or glow intermittently


SamplesThe lights were flashing.


ExamplesLights flash on the horizon, The horizon is flashing with lights


Synonymsblink, twinkle, wink, winkle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)radiate


Narrower (hyponym)flick, flicker

2. flash (change) appear briefly


SamplesThe headlines flashed on the screen.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)appear

3. flash (perception) display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously


SamplesHe showed off his new sports car.


Synonymsflaunt, ostentate, show off, swank


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)display, exhibit, expose


Narrower (hyponym)flex, splurge

4. flash (communication) make known or cause to appear with great speed


SamplesThe latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convey

5. flash (motion) run or move very quickly or hastily


SamplesShe dashed into the yard.


Synonymsdart, dash, scoot, scud, shoot


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it


Narrower (hyponym)plunge


Verb groupbuck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear

6. flash (perception) expose or show briefly


SamplesHe flashed a $100 bill.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)show

7. flash (contact) protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal


SamplesFlash the roof.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

8. flash (change) emit a brief burst of light


SamplesA shooting star flashed and was gone.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)appear









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