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  9  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flash  \Flash\,  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},  n., 
  3 
  b  . 
 
  4.  To  trick  up  in  a  showy  manner. 
 
  Limning  and  flashing  it  with  various  dyes.  --A. 
  Brewer. 
 
  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. 
 
  {Flashed  glass}.  See  {Flashing},  n.,  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flash  \Flash\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flashed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flashing}.]  [Cf.  OE  flaskien  vlaskien  to  pour,  sprinkle, 
  dial.  Sw  flasa  to  blaze,  E.  flush,  flare.] 
  1.  To  burst  or  break  forth  with  a  sudden  and  transient  flood 
  of  flame  and  light;  as  the  lighting  flashes  vividly;  the 
  powder  flashed. 
 
  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 
  act  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  To  burst  forth  like  a  sudden  flame;  to  break  out 
  violently;  to  rush  hastily. 
 
  Every  hour  He  flashes  into  one  gross  crime  or  other 
  --Shak. 
 
  {To  flash  in  the  pan},  to  fail  of  success.  [Colloq.]  See 
  under  {Flash},  a  burst  of  light.  --Bartlett. 
 
  Syn:  {Flash},  {Glitter},  {Gleam},  {Glisten},  {Glister}. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flash  \Flash\,  n. 
  Slang  or  cant  of  thieves  and  prostitutes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flash  \Flash\,  n.;  pl  {Flashes}. 
  1.  A  sudden  burst  of  light;  a  flood  of  light  instantaneously 
  appearing  and  disappearing;  a  momentary  blaze;  as  a  flash 
  of  lightning. 
 
  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. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  A  preparation  of  capsicum,  burnt  sugar,  etc.,  for  coloring 
  and  giving  a  fictious  strength  to  liquors. 
 
  {Flash  light},  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flash  \Flash\,  n.  [OE.  flasche  flaske;  cf  OF  flache,  F. 
  flaque.] 
  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. 
 
  {Flash  wheel}  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flash  \Flash\,  a. 
  1.  Showy,  but  counterfeit;  cheap,  pretentious,  and  vulgar; 
  as  flash  jewelry;  flash  finery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flash 
  adj  :  tastelessly  showy;  "a  flash  car";  "a  flashy  ring";  "garish 
  colors";  "a  gaudy  costume";  "loud  sport  shirts";  "a 
  meretricious  yet  stylish  book";  "tawdry  ornaments" 
  [syn:  {brassy},  {cheap},  {flashy},  {garish},  {gaudy},  {gimcrack}, 
  {loud},  {meretricious},  {tacky},  {tatty},  {tawdry},  {trashy}] 
  n  1:  a  sudden  intense  burst  of  radiant  energy 
  2:  a  momentary  brightness  [syn:  {glint}] 
  3:  a  short  vivid  experience;  "a  flash  of  emotion  swept  over 
  him";  "the  flashings  of  pain  were  a  warning"  [syn:  {flashing}] 
  4:  a  sudden  brilliant  understanding;  "he  had  a  flash  of 
  intuition" 
  5:  a  very  short  time;  "if  I  had  the  chance  I'd  do  it  in  a 
  flash"  [syn:  {blink  of  an  eye},  {instant},  {jiffy},  {split 
  second},  {trice},  {twinkling},  {wink},  {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},  {newsflash}] 
  8:  a  lamp  for  providing  momentary  light  to  take  a  photograph 
  [syn:  {photoflash},  {flash  lamp},  {flashgun},  {flashbulb}] 
  v  1:  gleam  or  glow  intermittently;  "The  lights  were  flashing" 
  [syn:  {blink},  {wink},  {twinkle},  {winkle}] 
  2:  appear  briefly;  "The  headlines  flashed  on  the  screen" 
  3:  display  proudly  [syn:  {flaunt},  {show  off},  {swank}] 
  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 
  yard"  [syn:  {dart},  {dash},  {scoot},  {scud},  {shoot}] 
  6:  expose  or  show  briefly;  "he  flashed  a  $100  bill" 
  7:  protect  by  covering  with  a  thin  sheet  of  metal,  as  of  parts 
  of  roofs 
  8:  emit  a  brief  burst  of  light;  "A  shooting  star  flashed  and 
  was  gone." 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Flash 
 
  format,  World-Wide  Web>  (Or  "Shockwave  Flash")  A  file 
  format  for  delivering  {interactive}  {vector  graphics}  and 
  animation  on  the  {World-Wide  Web},  developed  by  {Macromedia}. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.macromedia.com/software/flash/)}. 
 
  (1998-07-07) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flash 
 
  1.    A  program  which  allows  one  to  flood  another  {Unix} 
  user's  {terminal}  with  {garbage},  through  exploiting  a  common 
  security  hole  in  the  victim's  {host}'s  {talk}  {daemon}.  Users 
  with  "messages  off"  (mesg  n)  and  users  on  systems  running 
  fixed  talk  daemons,  or  not  running  talk  daemons  at  all  are 
  immune. 
 
  (1996-09-08) 
 
  2.  See  {Flash  Erasable  Programmable  Read-Only  Memory}. 
 
  (1997-02-02) 
 
 




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