Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun flash

10 senses of flash

Sense 1
flash -- (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
flash -- (a momentary brightness)
       => brightness -- (the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white)

Sense 3
flash, flashing -- (a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning")
       => experience -- (an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention")

Sense 4
flash -- (a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition")
       => insight, brainstorm, brainwave -- (the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation)

Sense 5
blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute -- (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")
       => moment, mo, minute, second, bit -- (an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit")

Sense 6
ostentation, fanfare, flash -- (a gaudy outward display)
       => display -- (exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage")

Sense 7
flare, flash -- (a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate)
       => visual signal -- (a signal that involves visual communication)

Sense 8
news bulletin, newsflash, flash, newsbreak -- (a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story)
       => bulletin -- (a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast))

Sense 9
flash -- (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")
       => patch -- (a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole)

Sense 10
flash, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb, flash bulb -- (a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph)
       => lamp -- (an artificial source of visible illumination)
       => photographic equipment -- (equipment used by a photographer)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb flash

8 senses of flash

Sense 1
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle -- (gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing")
       => radiate -- (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating")

Sense 2
flash -- (appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen")
       => appear -- (come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon")

Sense 3
flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swank -- (display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car")
       => expose, exhibit, display -- (to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship")

Sense 4
flash -- (make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts")
       => convey -- (make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me")

Sense 5
dart, dash, scoot, scud, flash, shoot -- (run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard")
       => rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on it -- (move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street")
          Phrasal Verb-> flash back#1

Sense 6
flash -- (expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 7
flash -- (protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 8
flash -- (emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone")
       => appear -- (come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon")

Antonyms of adj flash

1 sense of flash

Sense 1
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy -- (tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments")

INDIRECT (VIA tasteless) -> tasteful -- (having or showing or conforming to good taste)

Similarity of adj flash

1 sense of flash

Sense 1
brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy -- (tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments")
       => tasteless (vs. tasteful) -- (lacking aesthetic or social taste)

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