Related formsin·ter·flash·ing, nounun·flash·ing, adjective
Definition for flashing (2 of 2)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- 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.
Origin of flash
SYNONYMS FOR flash
Related formsflash·ing·ly, adverbout·flash, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for flashing
By September, he was flashing a thumbs-up to assembled fans as he walked into court in a Barcelona suburb.
In November 2012, police officers in Racine County, Wisconsin, pulled Matson over for running a flashing red light.The U.S. Veteran and Wisconsin Boy Who Went to Fight ISIS in Syria|Jacob Siegel|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bars served it on flashing coasters; “Zima girls” wearing sexy costumes promoted it in nightclubs.
Flashing “OK” signs, the safety crew waits for the divers to pop up and flash an “OK” back.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously|Hampton Stevens|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Flashing a bit of butt seems to be the latest royal fashion.
In the meantime, the flashing, golden things in the clear water aroused an ancient instinct.Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey
To trembling strings and flashing harp the high reed pipes again the song of the Boulevard, echoed by low bassoons.Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies|Philip H. Goepp
And the horror of that abyss into which he looked, flashing from his mind to my own, left me silent and helpless before him.Cecilia de Nol|Lanoe Falconer
The priest's eyes were flashing, and his tones bore witness to his earnestness.The Days of Mohammed|Anna May Wilson
Youre a deal too dashing and flashing to-night, Myrtle darlin.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for flashing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for flashing (2 of 2)
- 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
Idioms and Phrases with flashing
In addition to the idiom beginning with flash
- flash in the pan
- in a flash
- quick as a wink (flash)