- a ridge of metal left on a casting by a seam between parts of the mold.
- a ridge formed at the edge of a forging or weld where excess metal has been squeezed out.
- to coat (plain glass or a glass or ceramic object) with a layer of colored, opalescent, or white glass.
- to apply (such a layer).
- to color or make (glass) opaque by reheating.
Idioms about flash
- a brief, intense effort that produces no really significant result.
- a person who makes such an effort; one who enjoys short-lived success.
- to have a sudden thought, insight, or inspiration about.
- to have a sudden, vivid memory or mental picture of: I just flashed on that day we spent at the lake.
- to feel an instantaneous understanding and appreciation of.
Origin of flash
synonym study for flash
OTHER WORDS FROM flashflash·ing·ly, adverboutflash, verb (used with object)
Words nearby flash
Other definitions for flash (2 of 2)
How to use flash in a sentence
In one 2009 experiment, college students studied vocabulary words with flash cards.
The darkening outlook of banks is laid bare by disclosures on so-called criticized loans, which are flashing warning signals about a borrower’s ability to pay.
Plus its flash technology allows upgrades to future software versions so you won’t have to continually invest in new calculators.
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When I briefly regained consciousness, it was to flashing police and ambulance lights and what felt like an entire roll of paper towels pressed on my face.
The idea that January 1st initiates a period of new beginning is not a flash of Hallmark brilliance.
Afterward, you can actually see her young career flash before her eyes as she makes a kind of puffed up blowfish face.The Curious Little Shell That Restarted Jenny Slate’s Career|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a flash he deflects the shot, with the speed of instinct, right past the goalkeeper.
Cops launched a flash grenade through the window and officer Joseph Weekley fired, fatally striking Stanley-Jones.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The grasp on the sabre would tighten; the quiet eyes would flash.
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
If those jaspers flash any part of the roll in the Territory before snowfall, I'll get them.
He devoured it whole with a kind of visual gulp—a flash; the entire meaning first, then lines, then separate words.
British Dictionary definitions for flash
- a sudden rush of water down a river or watercourse
- a device, such as a sluice, for producing such a rush
- to signal or communicate very fastto flash a message
- to signal by use of a light, such as car headlights
Word Origin for flash
Other Idioms and Phrases with flash
In addition to the idiom beginning with flash
- flash in the pan
- in a flash
- quick as a wink (flash)