Found 3 items, similar to flash.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
adj : tastelessly showy; “a flash car”
; “a flashy ring”
; “a gaudy costume”
; “loud sport shirts”
meretricious yet stylish book”
; “tawdry ornaments”
n 1: a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
2: a momentary brightness
3: a short vivid experience; “a flash of emotion swept over
; “the flashings of pain were a warning”
4: a sudden brilliant understanding; “he had a flash of
5: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the
heart to beat); “if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash”
[syn: blink of an eye
, New York minute
6: a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate [syn: flare
7: a short news announcement concerning some on-going news
story [syn: news bulletin
8: a bright patch of color used for decoration or
identification; “red flashes adorned the airplane”
flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged
9: a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
, flash lamp
v 1: gleam or glow intermittently; “The lights were flashing”
2: appear briefly; “The headlines flashed on the screen”
3: display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; “he
showed off his new sports car”
, show off
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
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
English → English
, n.; pl. Flashes
1. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously
appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash
2. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a
momentary brightness or show.
The flash and outbreak of a fiery mind. --Shak.
No striking sentiment, no flash of fancy. --Wirt.
3. The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a
very brief period.
The Persians and Macedonians had it for a flash.
4. A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring
and giving a fictitious strength to liquors.
5. a lamp for providing intense momentary light to take a
photograph; as, to take a picture without a flash.
Syn: flashbulb, photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun.
6. Same as flashlight
7. (Journalism) A short news item providing recently received
and usually preliminary information about an event that is
considered important enough to interrupt normal
broadcasting or other news delivery services; also called
a news flash
, or Flashing light
, a kind of light shown by
lighthouses, produced by the revolution of reflectors, so
as to show a flash of light every few seconds, alternating
with periods of dimness. --Knight.
Flash in the pan
, the flashing of the priming in the pan of
a flintlock musket without discharging the piece; hence,
sudden, spasmodic effort that accomplishes nothing.
1. Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar;
as, flash jewelry; flash finery.
2. Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly
pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; --
applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes
that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry.
, a house frequented by flash people, as thieves
and whores; hence, a brothel. “A gang of footpads,
reveling with their favorite beauties at a flash house.”
(fl[a^]sh), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flashed
(fl[a^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Flashing
.] [Cf. OE. flaskien,
vlaskien to pour, sprinkle, dial. Sw. flasa to blaze, E.
1. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood
of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the
2. To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst
instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary
brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash.
Names which have flashed and thundered as the watch
words of unnumbered struggles. --Talfourd.
The object is made to flash upon the eye of the
mind. --M. Arnold.
A thought flashed through me, which I clothed in
3. To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out
violently; to rush hastily.
He flashes into one gross crime or other. --Shak.
flash in the pan
, a failure or a poor performance,
especially after a normal or auspicious start; also, a
person whose initial performance appears augur success but
who fails to achieve anything notable. From 4th pan
sense 3 -- part of a flintlock. Occasionally, the powder
in the pan of a flintlock would flash without conveying
the fire to the charge, and the ball would fail to be
discharged. Thus, a good or even spectacular beginning
that eventually achieves little came to be called a flash
in the pan.
To flash in the pan
, to fail of success, especially after a
normal or auspicious start. [Colloq.] See under Flash
burst of light. --Bartlett.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Usage: Flash differs from glitter and gleam, denoting a flood
or wide extent of light. The latter words may express
the issuing of light from a small object, or from a
pencil of rays. Flash differs from other words, also,
in denoting suddenness of appearance and
disappearance. Flashing differs from exploding or
disploding in not being accompanied with a loud
report. To glisten, or glister, is to shine with a
soft and fitful luster, as eyes suffused with tears,
or flowers wet with dew.
Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.
, n. [OE. flasche, flaske; cf. OF. flache, F.
1. A pool. [Prov. Eng.] --Haliwell.
2. (Engineering) A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable
stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in
water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.
(Mech.), a paddle wheel made to revolve in a
breast or curved water way, by which water is lifted from
the lower to the higher level.
(fl[a^]sh), v. t.
1. To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with
sudden flame or light.
The chariot of paternal Deity,
Flashing thick flames. --Milton.
2. To convey as by a flash; to light up, as by a sudden flame
or light; as, to flash a message along the wires; to flash
conviction on the mind.
3. (Glass Making) To cover with a thin layer, as objects of
glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing
4. To trick up in a showy manner.
Limning and flashing it with various dyes. --A.
5. [Perh. due to confusion between flash of light and plash,
splash.] To strike and throw up large bodies of water from
the surface; to splash. [Obs.]
He rudely flashed the waves about. --Spenser.
. See Flashing
, n., 3.