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Another word for flash

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Verb
  1. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks

    See also:

    light

  2. To shine with intermittent gleams

      1. To close and open the eyelid of one eye deliberately, as to convey a message, signal, or suggestion.
      2. To close and open the eyelids of both eyes; blink.
      3. To shine fitfully; twinkle:
      1. To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer.
      2. To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight:
      3. To blink or wink the eyes.
      1. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
      2. A faint manifestation or indication; a trace:
      3. To emit a dim, intermittent light:
      1. To move waveringly; flutter:
      2. To burn or shine unsteadily or fitfully:
      3. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
      1. To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.
      2. To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
      3. To look through half-closed eyes, as in a bright glare; squint:
  3. To move swiftly

      1. To seize and pinch or bite:
      2. To remove or sever by pinching or snipping:
      3. To bite or sting with the cold; chill.
      1. A cocktail served in a tall glass and consisting of liquor, such as whiskey, mixed with water or a carbonated beverage.
      2. A railroad signal indicating full speed ahead.
      3. A high-speed train.
      1. A large cylindrical container, usually made of staves bound together with hoops, with a flat top and bottom of equal diameter.
      2. The quantity that a barrel with a given or standard capacity will hold.
      3. Any of various units of volume or capacity. In the US Customary System it varies, as a liquid measure, from 31 to 42 gallons (117 to 159 liters) as established by law or usage.
      1. To cut, tear apart, or tear away roughly or energetically.
      2. To cause to be pulled apart, as by an accident:
      3. To split or saw (wood) along the grain.
      1. To go in haste. Often used with it :
      2. In haste.
      3. The practical joke of lighting a match that has been secretly inserted between the sole and upper of a victim's shoe.
      1. To make a continuous low-pitched buzzing or humming sound:
      2. To move while making such a sound:
      3. To move rapidly:
      1. A brief sharp hissing sound.
      2. Energy; vim:
      3. A zipper.
      1. One of a pair of movable appendages used for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified forelimb of a bat or pterosaur.
      2. One of the one or two pairs of membranous structures used for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect.
      3. A structure or part used by an animal for gliding through the air, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fins of a flying fish.
      1. To make a whirring or hissing sound, as of an object speeding through air.
      2. To move or do something quickly:
      3. To pass quickly:
      1. To move or cause to move with quick light sweeping motions:
      2. To whip (eggs or cream).
      3. To move lightly, nimbly, and rapidly.
      1. To rotate rapidly about a center or an axis; spin.
      2. To move while rotating or turning about:
      3. To turn rapidly, changing direction; wheel:
      1. The gait of a horse or other four-footed animal, between a walk and a canter in speed, in which diagonal pairs of legs move forward together.
      2. A ride on a horse moving with this gait.
      3. A gait of a person, faster than a walk; a jog.
      1. To pull apart or into pieces by force; rend.
      2. To cause to be pulled apart unintentionally, as by accident:
      3. To lacerate (the skin, for example).
      1. The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed.
      2. A burst of speed or activity.
      3. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
      1. Distance traveled divided by the time of travel.
      2. The limit of this quotient as the time of travel becomes vanishingly small; the first derivative of distance with respect to time.
      3. The magnitude of a velocity.
      1. To hit, wound, or kill with a missile fired from a weapon.
      2. To remove or destroy by firing or projecting a missile:
      3. To make (a hole, for example) by firing a weapon.
      1. To clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously:
      2. To remove by scrubbing:
      3. To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
      1. To move or go suddenly and speedily; hurry.
      2. To squirt with water:
      1. A piece of fabric sewn together and fitted to the spars and rigging of a vessel so as to convert the force of the wind into forward motion of the vessel.
      2. The sails of a ship or boat.
      3. A narrow fairwater supporting the bridge of a submarine.
      1. To move swiftly; hurry:
      2. To act with great haste:
      3. To make a sudden or swift attack or charge:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. A rocket engine.
      2. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
      3. A projectile weapon carrying a warhead that is powered and propelled by rockets.
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
      1. The skin of an animal with the fur or hair still on it.
      2. A stripped animal skin ready for tanning.
      1. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
      2. To push or force one's way.
      3. To act aggressively, especially in business dealings.
      1. To move or act with speed or haste.
      2. To cause to move or act with speed or haste:
      3. To cause to move or act with undue haste; rush:
      1. To move or act swiftly.
      2. To cause to move or act swiftly:
      3. To cause to happen sooner than otherwise would be the case:
      1. Rapidity of action or motion:
      2. Rash or headlong action; precipitateness:
      3. To hasten or cause to hasten.
      1. To move through the air by means of wings or winglike parts.
      2. To travel by air:
      3. To operate an aircraft or spacecraft.
      1. To move about rapidly and nimbly.
      2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
      3. A fluttering or darting movement.
      1. A number of warships operating together under one command.
      2. A group of vessels or vehicles, such as taxicabs or fishing boats, owned or operated as a unit.
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. A slender, pointed missile, often having tail fins, thrown by hand, shot from a blowgun, or expelled by an exploding bomb.
      2. A game in which such missiles are thrown at a target.
      3. An object likened to such a missile.
      1. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
      2. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
      1. A cylindrical vessel used for holding or carrying liquids or solids; a pail.
      2. The amount that a bucket can hold:
      3. A unit of dry measure in the US Customary System equal to 2 pecks (17.6 liters).
      1. A bar made of wood or metal that slides into a socket and is used to fasten doors and gates.
      2. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
      3. A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.
  4. To make a public and usually ostentatious show of

      1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
      2. Such activities considered as a group:
      3. A usually challenging activity undertaken for amusement:
      1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
      2. To display for sale, in exhibition, or in competition:
      3. To permit access to (a house, for example) when offering for sale or rent.
      1. An organized public procession on a festive or ceremonial occasion.
      2. The participants in such a procession.
      3. A regular place of assembly for reviews of troops.
      1. To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly:
      2. To ignore or disregard (a rule, for example) openly or scornfully.
      3. To show oneself off or move in an ostentatious way:
      1. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
      2. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
      3. To deprive of shelter or protection; lay open to danger or harm:
      1. To show outwardly; display:
      2. To present for others to see:
      3. To present in a public exhibition or contest:
      1. To amuse oneself in a light, frolicsome manner.
      2. To amuse (oneself) in a light, frolicsome manner.
      3. To display.
      1. To present to view; cause to be seen.
      2. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
      3. To show (images or information) on a screen.
      1. To wave or flourish (something, often a weapon) in a menacing, defiant, or excited way.
      2. A menacing, defiant, or excited wave or flourish of something.
    See also:

    show

Noun
  1. A sudden quick light

      1. To close and open the eyelid of one eye deliberately, as to convey a message, signal, or suggestion.
      2. To close and open the eyelids of both eyes; blink.
      3. To shine fitfully; twinkle:
      1. To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer.
      2. To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight:
      3. To blink or wink the eyes.
      1. One thrown off from a burning substance.
      2. One resulting from friction.
      3. One remaining in an otherwise extinguished fire; an ember.
      1. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle:
      2. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace:
      3. To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection:
      1. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
      2. A faint manifestation or indication; a trace:
      3. To emit a dim, intermittent light:
      1. A brief beam or flash of light:
      2. A steady but subdued shining; a glow:
      3. A brief or dim indication; a trace:
      1. To direct the eyes at or toward something briefly:
      2. To read quickly or in cursory fashion:
      3. To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:
      1. To move waveringly; flutter:
      2. To burn or shine unsteadily or fitfully:
      3. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
      1. a coruscating; sparkling
      2. a flash or gleam of light
      3. a sudden brilliant display, as of wit
      1. To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.
      2. To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
      3. To look through half-closed eyes, as in a bright glare; squint:
    See also:

    light

  2. Sparkling, brilliant light

  3. A very brief time

    See also:

    time

    big

Another word for flash

Noun
  1. Sudden, brief light

      1. The emission of visible light by a hot object.
      2. The light emitted by an incandescent object.
      3. A high degree of emotion, intensity, or brilliance.
      1. The act of illuminating.
      2. The state of being illuminated.
      3. A source of light.
      1. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
      2. A steady current in such a flow of water.
      3. A steady current of a fluid.
      1. A narrow, generally cylindrical implement for writing, drawing, or marking, consisting of a thin rod of graphite, colored wax, or similar substance encased in wood or held in a mechanical holder.
      2. Something shaped or used like a pencil, especially a narrow medicated or cosmetic stick:
      3. A style or technique in drawing or delineating.
      1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      2. An inherent, often contrasting quality:
      3. A ray or flash of light:
      1. One thrown off from a burning substance.
      2. One resulting from friction.
      3. One remaining in an otherwise extinguished fire; an ember.
      1. Soft reflected light; sheen.
      2. Brilliance or radiance of light; brightness.
      3. Glory, radiance, distinction, or splendor, as of achievement, reputation, or beauty.
      1. A narrow stream of radiant energy, especially visible light, traveling in a straight or nearly straight line.
      2. A narrow stream of particles such as protons traveling in a straight or nearly straight line.
      3. A rapidly moving particle traveling in a straight or nearly straight line.
      1. The act or process of radiating:
      2. Emission or propagation of energy in the form of waves or particles.
      3. Energy radiated or transmitted in the form of waves or particles.
      1. The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
      2. Something, such as light, radiant heat, sound, or an image, that is reflected.
      3. Serious thinking or careful consideration:
      1. Persistent emission of light following exposure to and removal of incident radiation.
      2. Emission of light without appreciable heat, as from chemiluminescence of phosphorus or bioluminescence of living organisms.
      1. The act of blinking.
      2. A blink or twinkle:
      3. The time it takes to blink once; an instant:
      1. To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer.
      2. To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight:
      3. To blink or wink the eyes.
      1. To shine brightly and steadily, especially without a flame:
      2. To have a bright, warm, usually reddish color:
      3. To flush; blush.
      1. To emit light.
      2. To reflect light; glint or glisten.
      3. To distinguish oneself in an activity or a field; excel.
      1. To shine with a subdued flickering light:
      2. To be reflected as a subdued, flickering light:
      3. A flickering or tremulous light; a glimmer.
      1. To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light.
      2. To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display:
      3. To become blinded.
      1. To present to view; cause to be seen.
      2. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
      3. To show (images or information) on a screen.
      1. To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
      2. To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure.
      3. To impart a strong or vivid impression of:
      1. The faculty of sight; eyesight:
      2. Something that is or has been seen.
      3. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight:
      1. An impelling force; an impetus.
      2. The motion produced by such a force.
      3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
      1. To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure.
      2. To explode.
      3. To be or seem to be full to the point of breaking open:
      1. To stare fixedly and angrily.
      2. To shine intensely and blindingly:
      3. To be conspicuous; stand out obtrusively:
      1. The zone of burning gases and fine suspended matter associated with rapid combustion; a hot, glowing mass of burning gas or vapor.
      2. The condition of active, blazing combustion:
      3. Something resembling a flame in motion, brilliance, intensity, or shape.
      1. To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
      2. To burst into intense, sudden flame.
      3. To erupt or intensify suddenly:
      1. To move waveringly; flutter:
      2. To burn or shine unsteadily or fitfully:
      3. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
      1. A brilliant burst of fire; a flame.
      2. A destructive fire.
      3. A bright or steady light or glare:
      1. a coruscating; sparkling
      2. a flash or gleam of light
      3. a sudden brilliant display, as of wit
      1. A squared-off log or a large, oblong piece of timber, metal, or stone used especially as a horizontal support in construction.
      2. A transverse structural member of a ship's frame, used to support a deck and to brace the sides against stress.
      3. The breadth of a ship at the widest point.
      1. To direct the eyes at or toward something briefly:
      2. To read quickly or in cursory fashion:
      3. To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:
      1. A brief beam or flash of light:
      2. A steady but subdued shining; a glow:
      3. A brief or dim indication; a trace:
      1. The act of scintillating.
      2. A spark; a flash.
      3. Rapid variation in the light of a celestial body caused by turbulence in Earth's atmosphere; a twinkling.
      1. To shine by reflection with a sparkling luster:
      2. To be reflected with a sparkling luster:
      3. A sparkling, lustrous shine.
      1. A sparkling or glistening light.
      2. Brilliant or showy, often superficial attractiveness.
      3. Small pieces of light-reflecting decorative material.
      1. To give off sparks.
      2. To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter:
      3. To be reflected in small flashes of light:
      1. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
      2. A faint manifestation or indication; a trace:
      3. To emit a dim, intermittent light:
  2. Brief, important news

      1. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
      2. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
      3. Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
      1. To relegate to a specific destination or send on specific business.
      2. To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly:
      3. To eat up (food); finish off (a dish or meal).
      1. A brief report, especially an official statement on a matter of public interest issued for immediate publication or broadcast.
      2. A brief update or summary of current news, as on television or radio or in a newspaper.
      3. A periodical, especially one published by an organization or society.
    See also:

    news

Verb
  1. To give forth a light by flashing