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flush


  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  by  flow;  to  draw  water  from  or  pour  it  over  or 
  through  (a  pond,  meadow,  sewer,  etc.);  to  cleanse  by  means  of 
  a  rush  of  water. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  v.  i.  (Mining) 
  a  To  operate  a  placer  mine,  where  the  continuous  supply  of 
  water  is  insufficient,  by  holding  back  the  water,  and 
  releasing  it  periodically  in  a  flood. 
  b  To  fill  underground  spaces,  especially  in  coal  mines, 
  with  material  carried  by  water,  which  after  drainage, 
  constitutes  a  compact  mass. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flushed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flushing}.]  [Cf.  OE  fluschen  to  fly  up  penetrate,  F.  fluz 
  a  flowing,  E.  flux,  dial.  Sw  flossa  to  blaze,  and  E.  flash; 
  perh.  influenced  by  blush.  [root]84.] 
  1.  To  flow  and  spread  suddenly;  to  rush;  as  blood  flushes 
  into  the  face. 
 
  The  flushing  noise  of  many  waters.  --Boyle. 
 
  It  flushes  violently  out  of  the  cock.  --Mortimer. 
 
  2.  To  become  suddenly  suffused,  as  the  cheeks;  to  turn  red; 
  to  blush. 
 
  3.  To  snow  red;  to  shine  suddenly;  to  glow. 
 
  In  her  cheek,  distemper  flushing  glowed.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  start  up  suddenly;  to  take  wing  as  a  bird. 
 
  Flushing  from  one  spray  unto  another.  --W.  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  cause  to  be  full;  to  flood;  to  overflow;  to  overwhelm 
  with  water;  as  to  flush  the  meadows;  to  flood  for  the 
  purpose  of  cleaning;  as  to  flush  a  sewer. 
 
  2.  To  cause  the  blood  to  rush  into  (the  face);  to  put  to  the 
  blush,  or  to  cause  to  glow  with  excitement. 
 
  Nor  flush  with  shame  the  passing  virgin's  cheek. 
  --Gay. 
 
  Sudden  a  thought  came  like  a  full-blown  rose, 
  Flushing  his  brow.  --Keats. 
 
  3.  To  make  suddenly  or  temporarily  red  or  rosy,  as  if 
  suffused  with  blood. 
 
  How  faintly  flushed.  how  phantom  fair,  Was  Monte 
  Rosa,  hanging  there!  --Tennyson. 
 
  4.  To  excite;  to  animate;  to  stir. 
 
  Such  things  as  can  only  feed  his  pride  and  flush  his 
  ambition.  --South. 
 
  5.  To  cause  to  start  as  a  hunter  a  bird.  --Nares. 
 
  {To  flush  a  joints}  (Masonry),  to  fill  them  in  to  point  the 
  level;  to  make  them  flush. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  a. 
  1.  Full  of  vigor;  fresh;  glowing;  bright. 
 
  With  all  his  crimes  broad  blown,  as  flush  as  May 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Affluent;  abounding;  well  furnished  or  suppled;  hence 
  liberal;  prodigal. 
 
  Lord  Strut  was  not  very  flush  in  ready.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  3.  (Arch.  &  Mech.)  Unbroken  or  even  in  surface;  on  a  level 
  with  the  adjacent  surface;  forming  a  continuous  surface; 
  as  a  flush  panel;  a  flush  joint. 
 
  4.  (Card  Playing)  Consisting  of  cards  of  one  suit. 
 
  {Flush  bolt}. 
  a  A  screw  bolt  whose  head  is  countersunk,  so  as  to  be 
  flush  with  a  surface. 
  b  A  sliding  bolt  let  into  the  face  or  edge  of  a  door,  so 
  as  to  be  flush  therewith. 
 
  {Flush  deck}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Deck},  n.,  1. 
 
  {Flush  tank},  a  water  tank  which  can  be  emptied  rapidly  for 
  flushing  drainpipes,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  adv 
  So  as  to  be  level  or  even 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flush  \Flush\,  n. 
  1.  A  sudden  flowing;  a  rush  which  fills  or  overflows,  as  of 
  water  for  cleansing  purposes. 
 
  In  manner  of  a  wave  or  flush.  --Ray. 
 
  2.  A  suffusion  of  the  face  with  blood,  as  from  fear,  shame, 
  modesty,  or  intensity  of  feeling  of  any  kind  a  blush;  a 
  glow. 
 
  The  flush  of  angered  shame.  --Tennyson. 
 
  3.  Any  tinge  of  red  color  like  that  produced  on  the  cheeks  by 
  a  sudden  rush  of  blood;  as  the  flush  on  the  side  of  a 
  peach;  the  flush  on  the  clouds  at  sunset. 
 
  4.  A  sudden  flood  or  rush  of  feeling;  a  thrill  of  excitement. 
  animation,  etc.;  as  a  flush  of  joy. 
 
  5.  A  flock  of  birds  suddenly  started  up  or  flushed. 
 
  6.  [From  F.  or  Sp  flux.  Cf  {Flux}.]  A  hand  of  cards  of  the 
  same  suit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flush 
  adj  1:  of  a  surface  exactly  even  with  an  adjoining  one  forming  the 
  same  plane;  "a  door  flush  with  the  wall";  "the  bottom 
  of  the  window  is  flush  with  the  floor"  [syn:  {flush(p)}] 
  2:  having  an  abundant  supply  of  money  or  possessions  of  value; 
  "an  affluent  banker";  "a  speculator  flush  with  cash";  "not 
  merely  rich  but  loaded";  "moneyed  aristocrats";  "wealthy 
  corporations"  [syn:  {affluent},  {loaded},  {moneyed},  {wealthy}] 
  n  1:  the  period  of  greatest  prosperity  or  productivity  [syn:  {flower}, 
  {prime},  {peak},  {heyday},  {bloom},  {blossom},  {efflorescence}] 
  2:  a  rosy  color  (especially  in  the  cheeks)  taken  as  a  sign  of 
  good  health  [syn:  {bloom},  {blush},  {rosiness}] 
  3:  a  response  of  body  tissues  to  injury  or  irritation; 
  characterized  by  pain  and  swelling  and  redness  and  heat 
  [syn:  {inflammation},  {redness}] 
  4:  a  poker  hand  with  all  5  cards  in  the  same  suit 
  5:  the  release  of  a  store  of  affective  force;  "they  got  a  great 
  bang  out  of  it";  "what  a  rush!";  "he  does  it  for  kicks" 
  [syn:  {bang},  {charge},  {rush},  {thrill},  {kick}] 
  6:  a  sudden  rapid  flow  (as  of  water);  "he  heard  the  flush  of  a 
  toilet";  "there  was  a  little  gush  of  blood";  "she  attacked 
  him  with  an  outpouring  of  words"  [syn:  {gush},  {outpouring}] 
  adv  1:  squarely  or  solidly;  "hit  him  flush  in  the  face" 
  2:  in  the  same  plane;  "set  it  flush  with  the  top  of  the  table" 
  v  1:  turn  red,  as  if  in  embarrassment  [syn:  {blush},  {crimson},  {redden}] 
  2:  flow  freely;  "The  garbage  flushed  down  the  river" 
  3:  as  of  wooden  floors,  for  example  [syn:  {buff},  {burnish},  {furbish}] 
  4:  rinse,  clean,  or  empty  with  a  liquid;  "flush  the  wound  with 
  antibiotics"  [syn:  {scour}] 
  5:  irrigate  with  water  from  a  sluice;  "sluice  the  earth"  [syn: 
  {sluice}] 
  6:  cause  to  flow  or  flood  with  or  as  if  with  water;  "flush  the 
  meadows" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  flush  v.  1.  [common]  To  delete  something  usually  superfluous, 
  or  to  abort  an  operation.  "All  that  nonsense  has  been  flushed."  2. 
  [Unix/C]  To  force  buffered  I/O  to  disk,  as  with  an  `fflush(3)'  call 
  This  is  _not_  an  abort  or  deletion  as  in  sense  1,  but  a  demand  for 
  early  completion!  3.  To  leave  at  the  end  of  a  day's  work  (as  opposed 
  to  leaving  for  a  meal).  "I'm  going  to  flush  now."  "Time  to  flush." 
  4.  To  exclude  someone  from  an  activity,  or  to  ignore  a  person. 
 
  `Flush'  was  standard  ITS  terminology  for  aborting  an  output 
  operation;  one  spoke  of  the  text  that  would  have  been  printed,  but  was 
  not  as  having  been  flushed.  It  is  speculated  that  this  term  arose  from 
  a  vivid  image  of  flushing  unwanted  characters  by  hosing  down  the  internal 
  output  buffer,  washing  the  characters  away  before  they  could  be  printed. 
  The  Unix/C  usage,  on  the  other  hand,  was  propagated  by  the  `fflush(3)' 
  call  in  C's  standard  I/O  library  (though  it  is  reported  to  have  been  in 
  use  among  BLISS  programmers  at  {DEC}  and  on  Honeywell  and  IBM  machines 
  as  far  back  as  1965).  Unix/C  hackers  found  the  ITS  usage  confusing, 
  and  vice  versa. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  flush 
 
  1.  To  delete  something  usually  superfluous,  or  to  abort  an 
  operation. 
 
  Flush"  was  standard  {ITS}  terminology  for  aborting  an  output 
  operation.  One  spoke  of  the  text  that  would  have  been 
  printed,  but  was  not  as  having  been  flushed.  It  is 
  speculated  that  this  term  arose  from  a  vivid  image  of  flushing 
  unwanted  characters  by  hosing  down  the  internal  output  buffer, 
  washing  the  characters  away  before  they  could  be  printed. 
 
  2.  To  force  temporarily  buffered  data  to  be  written  to  more 
  permanent  memory.  E.g.  flushing  buffered  disk  I/O  to  disk,  as 
  with  {C}'s  {standard  I/O}  library  "fflush(3)"  call  This 
  sense  was  in  use  among  {BLISS}  programmers  at  {DEC}  and  on 
  {Honeywell}  and  {IBM}  machines  as  far  back  as  1965.  Another 
  example  of  this  usage  is  flushing  a  {cache}  on  a  {context 
  switch}  where  modified  data  stored  in  the  cace  which  belongs 
  to  one  processes  must  be  written  out  to  main  memory  so  that 
  the  cache  can  be  used  by  another  process. 
 
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