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Flash

 (flăsh)
A trademark for a file format for graphics, audio, and video data, commonly used for transmitting animation over the Internet.

flash

 (flăsh)
v. flashed, flash·ing, flash·es
v.intr.
1. To burst forth into or as if into flame.
2. To give off light or be lighted in sudden or intermittent bursts.
3. To appear or occur suddenly: The image flashed onto the screen.
4. To move or proceed rapidly: The cars flashed by.
5. To hang up a phone line momentarily, as when using call waiting.
6. Slang To think of or remember something suddenly: flashed on that time we got caught in the storm.
7. Slang To expose oneself in an indecent manner.
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause (light) to appear suddenly or in intermittent bursts.
b. To cause to burst into flame.
c. To reflect (light).
d. To cause to reflect light from (a surface).
2. To make known or signal by flashing lights.
3. To communicate or display at great speed: flashed the news to the world capitals.
4. To exhibit briefly.
5. To hang up (a phone line) momentarily, as when using call waiting.
6. To display ostentatiously; flaunt.
7. To fill suddenly with water.
8. To cover with a thin protective layer.
n.
1. A sudden, brief, intense display of light.
2. A sudden perception: a flash of insight.
3. A split second; an instant: I'll be on my way in a flash.
4. A brief news dispatch or transmission.
5. Slang Gaudy or ostentatious display: "The antique flash and trash of an older southern California have given way to a sleeker age of cultural hip" (Newsweek).
6. A flashlight.
7.
a. Instantaneous illumination for photography: photograph by flash.
b. A device, such as a flashbulb, flashgun, or flash lamp, used to produce such illumination.
8. Slang The pleasurable sensation that accompanies the use of a drug; a rush.
9. Archaic The language or cant of thieves, tramps, or underworld figures.
adj.
1. Happening suddenly or very quickly: flash freezing.
2. Slang Ostentatious; showy: a flash car.
3. Of or relating to figures of quarterly economic growth released by the government and subject to later revision.
4. Of or relating to photography using instantaneous illumination.
5. Computers Of or relating to flash memory.
6. Archaic Of or relating to thieves, swindlers, and underworld figures.
Idiom:
flash in the pan
One that promises great success but fails.

[Middle English flashen, to splash, variant of flasken, of imitative origin.]
Synonyms: flash, gleam, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, glimmer, twinkle, scintillate
These verbs mean to send forth light. Flash refers to a sudden and brilliant but short-lived outburst of light: A bolt of lightning flashed across the horizon. Gleam implies a transient or subdued light that often appears against a dark background: "The light gleams an instant, then it's night once more" (Samuel Beckett).
Glint applies to briefly gleaming or flashing light: "the fountain's silver-painted swan glinted in the moonlight" (Kate Wheeler).
Sparkle suggests a rapid succession of little flashes of high brilliance (crystal glasses sparkling in the candlelight), and glitter, a similar succession of even greater intensity (jewels glittering in the display case). To glisten is to shine with a sparkling luster: The snow glistened in the dawn light. Glimmer refers to faint, fleeting light: "On the French coast the light / Gleams, and is gone; the cliffs of England stand, / Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay" (Matthew Arnold).
To twinkle is to shine with quick, intermittent flashes or gleams: "a few stars, twinkling faintly in the deep blue of the night sky" (Hugh Walpole).
Scintillate is applied to what flashes as if emitting sparks in a continuous stream: "a dense, hoary mist of ammonium chloride ... depositing minute scintillating crystals on the windowpanes" (Primo Levi). See Also Synonyms at moment.

flash

(flæʃ)
n
1. a sudden short blaze of intense light or flame: a flash of sunlight.
2. a sudden occurrence or display, esp one suggestive of brilliance: a flash of understanding.
3. a very brief space of time: over in a flash.
4. an ostentatious display: a flash of her diamonds.
5. (Journalism & Publishing) Also called: newsflash a short news announcement concerning a new event
6. (Military) chiefly Also called: patch Brit an insignia or emblem worn on a uniform, vehicle, etc, to identify its military formation
7. a patch of bright colour on a dark background, such as light marking on an animal
8. (Chemistry) a volatile mixture of inorganic salts used to produce a glaze on bricks or tiles
9. (Nautical Terms)
a. a sudden rush of water down a river or watercourse
b. a device, such as a sluice, for producing such a rush
10. (Photography) photog informal short for flashlight2, flash photography
11. (Metallurgy) a ridge of thin metal or plastic formed on a moulded object by the extrusion of excess material between dies
12. dialect Yorkshire and Lancashire a pond, esp one produced as a consequence of subsidence
13. (modifier) involving, using, or produced by a flash of heat, light, etc: flash blindness; flash distillation.
14. flash in the pan a project, person, etc, that enjoys only short-lived success, notoriety, etc
adj
15. informal ostentatious or vulgar
16. informal of or relating to gamblers and followers of boxing and racing
17. sham or counterfeit
18. informal relating to or characteristic of the criminal underworld
19. brief and rapid: flash freezing.
vb
20. to burst or cause to burst suddenly or intermittently into flame
21. to emit or reflect or cause to emit or reflect light suddenly or intermittently
22. (intr) to move very fast: he flashed by on his bicycle.
23. (intr) to come rapidly (into the mind or vision)
24. (intr; foll by out or up) to appear like a sudden light: his anger really flashes out at times.
25.
a. to signal or communicate very fast: to flash a message.
b. to signal by use of a light, such as car headlights
26. (tr) informal to display ostentatiously: to flash money around.
27. (tr) informal to show suddenly and briefly
28. (intr) slang Brit to expose oneself indecently
29. (Building) (tr) to cover (a roof) with flashing
30. (Nautical Terms) to send a sudden rush of water down (a river, etc), or to carry (a vessel) down by this method
31. (Ceramics) (in the making of glass) to coat (glass) with a thin layer of glass of a different colour
32. (General Physics) (tr) to subject to a brief pulse of heat or radiation
33. (General Physics) (tr) to change (a liquid) to a gas by causing it to hit a hot surface
34. obsolete to splash or dash (water)
[C14 (in the sense: to rush, as of water): of unknown origin]

flash

(flæʃ)

n.
1. a brief, sudden burst of bright light.
2. a sudden, brief outburst or display, as of joy or wit.
3. an instant.
5. gaudy or vulgar showiness.
6. a brief dispatch giving preliminary news of an important story.
7. bright artificial light thrown briefly upon a subject during a photographic exposure.
8. the sudden flame or intense heat produced by a bomb or other explosive device.
9. a sudden thought, insight, or vision.
12. Obs. thieves' slang.
v.i.
13. to break forth into sudden flame or light, esp. transiently.
14. to gleam.
15. to appear suddenly.
16. to move like a flash.
17. to speak with sudden anger (often fol. by out).
18. to break into sudden action.
19. Slang. to expose one's genitals in public.
v.t.
20. to emit or send forth (fire or light) in sudden flashes.
21. to cause to flash, as powder by ignition.
22. to send forth like a flash.
23. to communicate instantaneously, as by radio or telegraph.
24. to make an ostentatious display of.
25. to display suddenly and briefly.
26. to increase the flow of water in (a river, channel, etc.).
27.
a. to coat (glass or ceramics) with a layer of colored, opalescent, or white glass.
b. to apply (such a layer).
c. to color or make (glass) opaque by reheating.
28. to protect (a roof, etc.) from leakage with flashing.
adj.
29. sudden and brief: a flash storm.
30. showy; ostentatious.
31. belonging to or connected with thieves.
Idioms:
1. flash in the pan,
a. a brief intense effort that produces negligible results.
b. a person whose promise or success is transitory.
2. flash on, Slang. to have a sudden vivid memory of or insight about.
[1350–1400; Middle English: to sprinkle, splash]
flash′er, n.
flash′ing•ly, adv.

flash


Past participle: flashed
Gerund: flashing

Imperative
flash
flash
Present
I flash
you flash
he/she/it flashes
we flash
you flash
they flash
Preterite
I flashed
you flashed
he/she/it flashed
we flashed
you flashed
they flashed
Present Continuous
I am flashing
you are flashing
he/she/it is flashing
we are flashing
you are flashing
they are flashing
Present Perfect
I have flashed
you have flashed
he/she/it has flashed
we have flashed
you have flashed
they have flashed
Past Continuous
I was flashing
you were flashing
he/she/it was flashing
we were flashing
you were flashing
they were flashing
Past Perfect
I had flashed
you had flashed
he/she/it had flashed
we had flashed
you had flashed
they had flashed
Future
I will flash
you will flash
he/she/it will flash
we will flash
you will flash
they will flash
Future Perfect
I will have flashed
you will have flashed
he/she/it will have flashed
we will have flashed
you will have flashed
they will have flashed
Future Continuous
I will be flashing
you will be flashing
he/she/it will be flashing
we will be flashing
you will be flashing
they will be flashing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flashing
you have been flashing
he/she/it has been flashing
we have been flashing
you have been flashing
they have been flashing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flashing
you will have been flashing
he/she/it will have been flashing
we will have been flashing
you will have been flashing
they will have been flashing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flashing
you had been flashing
he/she/it had been flashing
we had been flashing
you had been flashing
they had been flashing
Conditional
I would flash
you would flash
he/she/it would flash
we would flash
you would flash
they would flash
Past Conditional
I would have flashed
you would have flashed
he/she/it would have flashed
we would have flashed
you would have flashed
they would have flashed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energyflash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
flicker, glint, spark - a momentary flash of light
gleaming, glimmer, gleam - a flash of light (especially reflected light)
coruscation, glitter, sparkle - the occurrence of a small flash or spark
heat flash - a flash of intense heat (as released by an atomic explosion)
lightning - the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more
streak - a sudden flash (as of lightning)
2.flash - a momentary brightness
brightness - the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
3.flash - a short vivid experience; "a flash of emotion swept over him"; "the flashings of pain were a warning"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
4.flash - a sudden brilliant understanding; "he had a flash of intuition"
brainstorm, brainwave, insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
5.flash - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)flash - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
mo, moment, second, minute, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
6.flash - a gaudy outward displayflash - a gaudy outward display    
display - exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
bravado, bluster - a swaggering show of courage
exhibitionism - extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
ritz - ostentatious display of elegance; "they put on the ritz"
splurge - an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
pedantry - an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
7.flash - a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
star shell - an artillery shell containing an illuminant
Bengal light - a steady bright blue light; formerly used as a signal but now a firework
Very light, Very-light - a colored flare fired from a Very pistol
8.flash - a short news announcement concerning some on-going news storyflash - a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
bulletin - a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)
9.flash - a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification; "red flashes adorned the airplane"; "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"
patch - a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
10.flash - a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photographflash - a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
flash camera - a camera with a photoflash attachment
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
photographic equipment - equipment used by a photographer
Verb1.flash - gleam or glow intermittentlyflash - gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
flick, flicker - flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
radiate - cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"
2.flash - appear briefly; "The headlines flashed on the screen"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
3.flash - display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously; "he showed off his new sports car"
display, exhibit, expose - to show, make visible or apparent; "The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; "Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; "National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
flex - exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its invincibility"
splurge - be showy or ostentatious
4.flash - make known or cause to appear with great speed; "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
convey - make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me"
5.flash - run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
plunge - dash violently or with great speed or impetuosity; "She plunged at it eagerly"
shoot down, tear, buck, charge, shoot - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten - move fast; "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"
cut back, flash back - return in time; "the film cut back to an earlier event in the story"
6.flash - expose or show briefly; "he flashed a $100 bill"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
7.flash - protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal; "flash the roof"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
8.flash - emit a brief burst of light; "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
Adj.1.flash - tastelessly showyflash - tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste

flash

noun
2. burst, show, sign, touch, display, rush, demonstration, surge, outbreak, outburst, manifestation The essay could do with a flash of wit.
verb
1. blaze, shine, beam, sparkle, glitter, flare, glare, gleam, light up, flicker, shimmer, twinkle, glint, glisten, scintillate, coruscate Lightning flashed among the distant dark clouds.
2. speed, race, shoot, fly, tear, sweep, dash, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), whistle, sprint, bolt, streak, dart, zoom, burn rubber (informal) Cars flashed by every few minutes.
3. (Informal) show quickly, display, expose, exhibit, flourish, show off, flaunt He flashed his official card.
4. display, show, present The screen flashes a message.
adjective
1. (Informal) ostentatious, smart, glamorous, trendy, showy, cheap flash jewellery and watches
in a flash in a moment, in a second, in an instant, in a split second, in a trice, in a jiffy (informal), in the twinkling of an eye, in a twinkling, in two shakes of a lamb's tail (informal), in the bat of an eye (informal) The answer came to him in a flash.

flash

verb
1. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
2. To shine with intermittent gleams:
4. To make a public and usually ostentatious show of:
noun
1. A sudden quick light:
2. Sparkling, brilliant light:
3. A very brief time:
Informal: jiff, jiffy.
Chiefly British: tick.
Translations
لَمْحَه، وَمْضَهمِصْباحموجَز سَريع للأنْباءوَمِيضوَميض، وَمْضَه
zábleskžhavá novinkableskblesková zprávamíhat se
glimtglimtei løbet af et øjebliklommelygtelyne
leimahtaavälähdys
bljesakbljesnuti
felvillanásfelvillantgyorshír
andrá, augabragîflaggaláta leiftraleifturòjóta
パッと発火する閃光
번쩍이다섬광
akį rėžiantisakimirkablykčiojantisblyksnisblykstė
acumirklisaizdedzinātaizdrāztiesaizjoņotapgaismot
rýchlo plynúť
bliskbliskatibliskavicapoblisknitišvigniti
blixtlysa till
แสงวาบส่องแสงวาบขึ้นมา
flaşparlamakyakıp söndürmekyıldırım gibi geçip gitmekflaş haber
ánh chớpnháy sáng

flash

[flæʃ]
A. N
1. [of light] → destello m; [of gun] → fogonazo m; [of jewel] → centelleo m, destellos mpl
he saw a flash of green vanishing round the next bendvio un destello verde que desaparecía en la siguiente curva
the flash of expensive jewelleryel centelleo de alhajas costosas
a flash of lightningun relámpago
2. (= burst) a flash of angerun arranque or un arrebato de cólera
a flash of inspirationuna ráfaga or un momento de inspiración
a flash of witun ramalazo de ingenio
a flash in the panalgo pasajero, flor de un día
the affair was nothing more than a flash in the panel asunto no fue más que algo pasajero or flor de un día
their win was no flash in the pansu victoria no se debió a un golpe de suerte, no ganaron por chiripa
3. (= instant) → instante m
in a flashen un abrir y cerrar de ojos, en un instante
it all happened in a flashtodo sucedió en un abrir y cerrar de ojos or en un instante
it came to him in a flashde repente lo vio todo claro
I'll be back in a flashvuelvo en un instante
quick as a flashcomo un relámpago or un rayo
4. (= news flash) → noticia f de última hora
5. (Phot) → flash m
6. (= marking) (on animal) → mancha f
7. (Brit) (Mil) (= insignia) → distintivo m
8. (US) (= torch) → linterna f
B. VT
1. (= direct) [+ look] → lanzar; [+ smile] → dirigir
he flashed me a look of surpriseme lanzó una mirada de sorpresa
she flashed him a grateful smilele dirigió una breve sonrisa de agradecimiento
2. (= shine) he flashed his torch into the boatenfocó el barco con la linterna
she flashed the light in my eyesme enfocó con la luz en los ojos
to flash one's (head)lights (Aut) → hacer señales con las luces
3. (= send quickly) [+ news, information] → transmitir rápidamente
the pictures were flashed around the worldlas imágenes circularon rápidamente por todo el mundo
4. (= display briefly) → mostrar
the screen flashes a messageaparece brevemente un mensaje en la pantalla, la pantalla muestra brevemente un mensaje
I flashed my card at the security guardle enseñé or mostré brevemente mi tarjeta al guardia de seguridad
5. (= flaunt) → hacer alarde de, fardar de
they're rich but they don't flash their money aroundson ricos pero no van fardando de dinero por ahí, son ricos pero no hacen alarde de su riqueza
C. VI
1. (= shine) [light, eyes, teeth] → brillar; [jewels] → brillar, lanzar destellos
a light was flashing on the horizonbrillaba una luz en el horizonte
cameras flashed as she stepped from the carlas cámaras disparaban los flashes cuando ella salía del coche
a police car raced past, lights flashingpasó un coche de policía a toda velocidad, con las luces lanzando destellos
his brake lights flashedlas luces de freno se iluminaron de repente
a flashing neon signun anuncio de neón intermitente
lightning was flashing all aroundrelampagueaba por todas partes
headaches accompanied by flashing lightsdolores mpl de cabeza acompañados de destellos de luz en la visión
her eyes flashed with angerse le encendieron los ojos
2. (Aut) I flashed to let him outle hice señales con las luces para que pasara
3. (= move quickly) a thought flashed through my minduna idea me cruzó la mente como un relámpago
his whole life flashed before his eyesvolvió a revivir toda su vida en unos instantes
a message flashed up on the screenapareció brevemente un mensaje en la pantalla
to flash by or past [vehicle, person] → pasar a toda velocidad, pasar como un rayo; [time] → pasar volando
the landscape flashed by in a blurel paisaje iba pasando con velocidad, fundiéndose en una imagen borrosa
4. (Cine) to flash back toretroceder a
to flash forward toadelantarse hasta
5. (= expose o.s.) → exhibirse
D. ADJ (= showy) [car, clothes] → llamativo, fardón
a flash restaurantun restaurante ostentoso, un restaurante de esos impresionantes
E. CPD flash bulb Nbombilla f de flash
flash card Ntarjeta f
flash fire Nfuego m repentino
flash flood Nriada f
flash gun N (Phot) → disparador m de flash
flash photography Nfotografía f con flash

flash

[ˈflæʃ]
n
[light] → éclair f
a flash of lightning → un éclair
in a flash → en un clin d'œil
quick as a flash → à la vitesse de l'éclair
[anger, wit, humour] a flash of anger → un éclair de colère
a flash of wit → une pointe d'esprit
(also news flash) → flash m, flash m d'information
(PHOTOGRAPHY)flash m
Has your camera got a flash? → Est-ce que ton appareil photo a un flash?
to be a flash in the pan [achievement, success] → être un coup isolé
adj (= smart and expensive) → tape à l'œil inv
to look flash → en jeter
vt
[driver] [+ another driver] → faire un appel de phares à
to flash one's headlights → faire un appel de phares
She flashed her headlights → Elle a fait un appel de phares.
(= direct) [+ torch] → braquer
They flashed a torch in his face → Ils ont braqué leur torche sur son visage.
[+ smile] → lancer
to flash a grin at sb → lancer un sourire à qn
(= show quickly) [+ identity card] → montrer rapidement
(= send) [+ message] → envoyer; [+ news, information] → envoyer
vi
[lightning] → apparaître
[eyes] → lancer des éclairs
(= go on and off) [light] (on ambulance, police car)clignoter
The police car's blue light was flashing → Le gyrophare de la voiture de police clignotait.
[thought]
A thought flashed through his mind → Une pensée lui a traversé l'esprit.
flash by
vi [person, vehicle] → passer comme un éclair
flash past
vi [person, vehicle] → passer comme un éclair

flash

n
(of light)Aufblinken nt no pl; (very bright) → Aufblitzen nt no pl; (of metal, jewels etc)Blitzen nt, → Blinken nt no pl; (Mot) → Lichthupe f no pl; there was a sudden flash of lightplötzlich blitzte es hell auf; to give somebody a flash (Mot) → jdn (mit der Lichthupe) anblinken; flash of lightningBlitz m; he gave two quick flashes with his torcher blinkte zweimal kurz mit der Taschenlampe; the flashes come at regular intervalses blinkt in regelmäßigen Abständen; three short flashes is the Morse sign for Sdreimal kurz blinken ist or drei kurze Blinkzeichen sind das Morsezeichen für S
(fig) (= newsflash)Kurzmeldung f; flash of angerWutausbruch m; flash of colour (Brit) or color (US) → Farbtupfer m; flash of wit/inspirationGeistesblitz m; in a flashblitzartig, wie der Blitz; as quick as a flashblitzschnell; a flash in the pan (inf)ein Strohfeuer nt
(Mil, on uniform) → Abzeichen nt
(Phot) → Blitz (→ licht nt) m; to use a flashBlitzlicht benutzen
(US inf: = torch) → Taschenlampe f
vi
(light)aufblinken; (very brightly) → aufblitzen; (repeatedly: indicators etc) → blinken; (metal, jewels, teeth)blitzen; (Mot) → die Lichthupe benutzen; to flash on and offimmer wieder aufblinken; her eyes flashed (with anger)ihre Augen blitzten (wütend); a message flashed (up) onto the screeneine Nachricht blinkte auf dem Bildschirm auf
(= move quickly: vehicle, person) → sausen, schießen, flitzen (all inf); a smile flashed across his faceein Lächeln huschte über sein Gesicht; to flash past or byvorbeisausen etc; (holidays etc)vorbeifliegen; the time flashed pastdie Zeit verflog im Nu; the thought flashed through my mind that …mir kam plötzlich der Gedanke, dass …, es schoss mir durch den Kopf, dass …
vt
lightaufblitzen or aufleuchten lassen; SOS, messageblinken; to flash a torch on somebodyjdn mit der Taschenlampe anleuchten; to flash a torch in somebody’s facejdm mit der Taschenlampe ins Gesicht leuchten; to flash one’s headlightsdie Lichthupe betätigen; to flash one’s headlights at somebody, to flash somebodyjdn mit der Lichthupe anblinken; she flashed him a look of contempt/gratitudesie blitzte ihn verächtlich/dankbar an; he flashed his famous smileer ließ sein berühmtes Lächeln aufblitzen
(inf: = show, wave: also flash around) → schwenken (inf), → protzen mit; diamond ringblitzen lassen; identity cardkurz vorzeigen; don’t flash all that money aroundwedel nicht so mit dem vielen Geld herum (inf); those images were flashed across television screens all around the worlddiese Bilder wurden auf Fernsehschirmen in der ganzen Welt gezeigt
adj (inf: = showy) → protzig (pej); (= smart)schick

flash

:
flashback
n (Film) → Rückblende f
flashbulb
n (Phot) → Blitzbirne f
flash burn
nVerbrennung f (durch kurzzeitige Strahlungshitze)
flash card
n (Sch) → Leselernkarte f
flashcube
n (Phot) → Blitzwürfel m

flash

:
flash flood
nflutartige Überschwemmung
flashforward
n (Film) → Zeitsprung m(nach vorn)
flash gun
nElektronenblitzgerät nt
flash Harry
n (Brit inf) → Lackaffe m (pej inf)

flash

:
flashlight
n
(Phot) → Blitzlicht nt
(esp US: = torch) → Taschenlampe f
(= signal lamp)Leuchtfeuer nt
flash mob
nFlash Mob m, über das Internet verabredete Menschenansammlung, die eine gemeinsame Aktion durchführt und sich unmittelbar danach wieder auflöst
flash photography
nBlitz(licht)fotografie f
flash point
n (Chem) → Flammpunkt m; (fig)Siedepunkt m

flash

[flæʃ]
1. n
a. (of light) → sprazzo, lampo (Am) (torch) → torcia elettrica, lampadina tascabile
flash of lightning → lampo
flash of inspiration → lampo di genio
a flash in the pan (fig) → un fuoco di paglia
in a flash → in un baleno, in un lampo
b. (also news flash) → flash m inv, notizia f lampo inv
c. (Phot) → flash m inv
2. vt (light, torch) → far lampeggiare; (look) → lanciare; (send, message) → trasmettere
to flash one's headlights (Aut) → lampeggiare
to flash sth about (fig) (fam) (flaunt) → ostentare qc
stop flashing your money about! → smettila di ostentare i tuoi soldi!
3. vi
a. (light, eyes) → lampeggiare; (lightning) → guizzare, balenare; (jewels) → brillare, scintillare
b. (move quickly, person, vehicle) to flash by or pastpassare come un lampo
he flashed by or past us → sfrecciò davanti a noi

flash

(flӕʃ) noun
1. a quick showing of a bright light. a flash of lightning.
2. a moment; a very short time. He was with her in a flash.
3. a flashlight.
4. (often ˈnewsflash) a brief news report sent by radio, television etc. Did you hear the flash about the king's death?
verb
1. (of a light) to (cause to) shine quickly. He flashed a torch.
2. (usually with by or past) to pass quickly. The days flashed by; The cars flashed past.
3. to show; to display. He flashed a card and was allowed to pass.
ˈflashing adjective
flashing lights.
ˈflashy adjective
big, bright etc but cheap and of poor quality. flashy clothes.
ˈflashily adverb
ˈflashlight noun
1. a (battery) torch.
2. (often abbreviated to flash) an instrument which produces a sudden bright light for taking photographs.

flash

وَمِيض, يـَومِضُ vzplanout, záblesk blinke, glimt Aufblitzen, aufleuchten αναλαμπή, αστράφτω destellar, destello leimahtaa, välähdys clignoter, éclair bljesak, bljesnuti lampeggiare, lampo パッと発火する, 閃光 번쩍이다, 섬광 flits, flitsen lyne, lynglimt błysk, błysnąć brilhar, clarão вспыхивать, вспышка blixt, lysa till แสงวาบ, ส่องแสงวาบขึ้นมา flaş, parlamak ánh chớp, nháy sáng 闪光

flash

n. fulguración, destello;
hot ___fogaje, rubor.
References in classic literature ?
Staring up into the green gloom of the horse-chestnut trees above him, he dreamed dreams of all sorts, and was just imagining himself tossing on the ocean in a voyage round the world, when the sound of voices brought him ashore in a flash.
And the "log" was indeed so, for there was a sudden flash of white teeth, a long red opening showed, and then came a click as an immense alligator, having opened and closed his mouth, sank out of sight in a swirl of water.
How often I have seen him draw his dark brows together, fix his eyes upon some object on the wall or a figure in the carpet, and then flash into the lamplight the very image that was in his brain.
She made no mention of her encounter with death and her flash of terror, except to say to her husband, "I thought I should have perished out there alone.
Next followed the shout of Uncas, when the woods were lighted by a sudden flash, that was accompanied by the sharp report of the hunter's rifle.
There was the flash of a red shirt vanishing in an adjacent doorway; the fading apparition of a pair of high boots and blue overalls in another; the abrupt withdrawal of a curly blond head from a sashless window over the way.
She was well aware that she must ultimately come forward, and stand revealed in her proper individuality; but, like other sensitive persons, she could not bear to be observed in the gradual process, and chose rather to flash forth on the world's astonished gaze at once.
He affirmed that on returning one night from the neighboring village of Sing Sing, he had been overtaken by this midnight trooper; that he had offered to race with him for a bowl of punch, and should have won it too, for Daredevil beat the goblin horse all hollow, but just as they came to the church bridge, the Hessian bolted, and vanished in a flash of fire.
What arrested me on the spot-- and with a shock much greater than any vision had allowed for-- was the sense that my imagination had, in a flash, turned real.
Hiding his canoe, still afloat, among these thickets, with its prow seaward, he sat down in the stern, paddle low in hand; and when the ship was gliding by, like a flash he darted out; gained her side; with one backward dash of his foot capsized and sank his canoe; climbed up the chains; and throwing himself at full length upon the deck, grappled a ringbolt there, and swore not to let it go, though hacked in pieces.
First there came the "butcher," to bleed them; this meant one swift stroke, so swift that you could not see it--only the flash of the knife; and before you could realize it, the man had darted on to the next line, and a stream of bright red was pouring out upon the floor.
Genius is a light which makes the darkness visible, like the lightning's flash, which perchance shatters the temple of knowledge itself--and not a taper lighted at the hearthstone of the race, which pales before the light of common day.