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Definition of flash:

  1. A pool.
  2. A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring and giving a fictious strength to liquors.
  3. 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.
  4. A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show.
  5. A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning.
  6. Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery.
  7. Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes.
  8. The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period.
  9. 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.
  10. To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily.
  11. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed.
  12. 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.
  13. To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing, n., 3 ( b).
  14. To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light.
  15. To trick up in a showy manner.
  16. 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.


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