What is flash?

  • (verb): Expose or show briefly.
    Example: "He flashed a $100 bill"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on flash:

Mr. Clean - International Versions
... and Ireland, the product is sold under the brand name Flash this is because a company exists that uses the "Mr ... Furthermore, Flash does not use a mascot, unlike Mr ... For many years Flash was advertised on UK television by Scottish actress Molly Weir, with the catchphrase "Flash cleans floors WITHOUT scratching" ...
Point-and-shoot Camera - Camera Types
... Because of the fixed apertures, models with flash have no way of controlling the exposure from the flash ... Therefore flash pictures have to be taken within a narrow range of distance from the subject ... They may have special lamps or pre-flash systems designed to reduce red eye in flash pictures of people ...
Flash, Staffordshire - Methodist History
... Wesleyan Methodism was so well established in Flash during the 18th century that a chapel was built as early as 1784 ... This account suggests that Flash became a centre from which Methodism spread into other neighbouring villages, for example Hollinsclough ...
Olympus C-730UZ - Flash
... The camera has a built-in manual pop-up flash. ...
Dan Barry (comics)
... From 1947-48 he drew the Tarzan daily strip, then in 1951 revived the Flash Gordon daily strip ... poster for the 1980 movie version of Flash Gordon ... In 1990, he left Flash Gordon altogether, when the syndicate, King Features asked him to take a cut in pay ...

More definitions of "flash":

  • (verb): Protect by covering with a thin sheet of metal.
    Example: "Flash the roof"
  • (verb): Appear briefly.
    Example: "The headlines flashed on the screen"
  • (noun): A sudden intense burst of radiant energy.
  • (verb): Make known or cause to appear with great speed.
    Example: "The latest intelligence is flashed to all command posts"
  • (verb): Emit a brief burst of light.
    Example: "A shooting star flashed and was gone"
  • (noun): A momentary brightness.
  • (noun): A short vivid experience.
    Example: "A flash of emotion swept over him"
    Synonyms: flashing
  • (noun): A bright patch of color used for decoration or identification.
    Example: "Red flashes adorned the airplane"; "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"
  • (noun): A burst of light used to communicate or illuminate.
    Synonyms: flare
  • (noun): A sudden brilliant understanding.
    Example: "He had a flash of intuition"

Famous quotes containing the word flash:

    We cannot know how much we learn
    From those who never will return,
    Until a flash of unforeseen
    Remembrance falls on what has been.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    Tom: All right, boys. C’mon. Why don’t you say I’m a yellow belly and a big mouth at that?
    Shep: You yellow? Who thinks you’re yellow? Did you hear what he said? A guy who’s got the nerve to marry? That’s more than Flash Gordon ever did.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    The most welcome joke to me is the one that takes the place of a heavy, not altogether innocuous thought, at once a cautionary hint of the finger and a flash of the eye.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)