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When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
Constantin Brancusi

Meaning of "flash" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FLASH

(To rush, as of water): of unknown origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FLASH

flash  [flæʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FLASH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Flash is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb flash in English.

WHAT DOES FLASH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of flash in the English dictionary

The first definition of flash in the dictionary is a sudden short blaze of intense light or flame. Other definition of flash is a sudden occurrence or display, esp one suggestive of brilliance. Flash is also a very brief space of time.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FLASH

PRESENT

Present
I flash
you flash
he/she/it flashes
we flash
you flash
they flash
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I flashed
you flashed
he/she/it flashed
we flashed
you flashed
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will flash
you will flash
he/she/it will flash
we will flash
you will flash
they will flash
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would flash
you would flash
he/she/it would flash
we would flash
you would flash
they would flash
Conditional continuous
I would be flashing
you would be flashing
he/she/it would be flashing
we would be flashing
you would be flashing
they would be flashing
Conditional perfect
I would have flash
you would have flash
he/she/it would have flash
we would have flash
you would have flash
they would have flash
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been flashing
you would have been flashing
he/she/it would have been flashing
we would have been flashing
you would have been flashing
they would have been flashing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you flash
we let´s flash
you flash
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to flash
Past participle
flashed
Present Participle
flashing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FLASH


backlash
ˈbækˌlæʃ
backsplash
ˈbækˌsplæʃ
blash
blæʃ
calash
kəˈlæʃ
clash
klæʃ
electroclash
ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌklæʃ
eyelash
ˈaɪˌlæʃ
goulash
ˈɡuːlæʃ
lash
læʃ
multiflash
ˈmʌltɪˌflæʃ
newsflash
ˈnjuːzˌflæʃ
photoflash
ˈfəʊtəʊˌflæʃ
plash
plæʃ
relache
rɪˈlæʃ
slash
slæʃ
splash
splæʃ
taplash
ˈtæpˌlæʃ
throatlash
ˈθrəʊtˌlæʃ
thunderflash
ˈθʌndəˌflæʃ
whiplash
ˈwɪpˌlæʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FLASH

flaser
flash burn
flash card
flash drive
flash eliminator
flash fiction
flash flood
flash gun
flash Harry
flash in the pan
flash meter
flash mob
flash photography
flash photolysis
flash point
flash powder
flash set
flash smelting
flash suppressor
flash-fry

WORDS THAT END LIKE FLASH

antibacklash
backslash
culture clash
electronic flash
forward slash
green flash
have a lash
helium flash
hot flash
Hungarian goulash
outlash
personality clash
prank flash
ring flash
shoulder flash
synchroflash
tongue-lash
unlash
water splash

Synonyms and antonyms of flash in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FLASH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «flash» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of flash

Translation of «flash» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FLASH

Find out the translation of flash to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of flash from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «flash» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

闪光
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

destello
570 millions of speakers

English

flash
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फ़्लैश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَمِيض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вспышка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

clarão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফ্ল্যাশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

éclair
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kilat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufblitzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

閃光
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

섬광
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lampu kilat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ánh chớp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஃபிளாஷ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्लॅश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

flaş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lampo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

błysk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спалах
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scânteiere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναλαμπή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

flits
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blixt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lynglimt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of flash

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FLASH»

The term «flash» is very widely used and occupies the 700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FLASH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about flash

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10 QUOTES WITH «FLASH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word flash.
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Aberjhani
At some point, a flash of sustained clarity reveals the difference between what someone would have you believe is true, and what you know from the depths of your own heart to the peaks of your soul to be true. What happens after that is up to you.
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Joseph Addison
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
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Margery Allingham
He did not arrive at this conclusion by the decent process of quiet, logical deduction, nor yet by the blinding flash of glorious intuition, but by the shoddy, untidy process halfway between the two by which one usually gets to know things.
4
Julie Andrews
I thought it was all a flash in the pan. It wasn't until Broadway came along that I felt I had really made it.
5
Arrian
They, astounded at the flash of the armor, and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles, half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.
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Mitchell Baker
Flash is one of those very useful, very closed, very proprietary non-weblike things that has great tools and serves a need very well. But in the long run, we see video as part of the web, and it should be handled just the way other html elements are.
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Ray Stannard Baker
Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.
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Robert Barany
It came to me then in a flash that obviously the temperature of the water was responsible for the nystagmus.
9
Arnold Bennett
To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists.
10
Constantin Brancusi
When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FLASH»

Discover the use of flash in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to flash and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.
Michael Lewis, 2014
2
Adobe Flash Professional CC Classroom in a Book
Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers.
Adobe Creative Team, 2013
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Flash!: The Hunt for the Biggest Explosions in the Universe
An astronomer probes the universe for the source of powerful explosions of radiation called gamma ray bursts, in a thoughtful study that probes the nature of GRBs and attempts to unravel the mystery of the phenomenon.
Govert Schilling, 2002
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Flash: The Amazing Basset Hound
Read about Flash's antics as the family pet in Flash: The Amazing Basset Hound. This is an eLIVE book, meaning each printed copy contains a special code redeemable for the free download of the audio version of the book.
Stephanie A. Sorensen, 2010
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Adobe Flash CS3 Professional
The first-ever Classroom in a Book for Flash.
‎2007
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Off-Camera Flash Techniques for Digital Photographers
With this guidebook, photographers learn how to create stunning, professional images while avoiding the common pitfalls of using an on-camera flash.
Neil van Niekerk, 2011
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Animating with Flash 8: Creative Animation Techniques
Whether you are a designer who hasn't yet used Flash, a professional animator who wants to create digital animation for the first time, or a Flash user who hasn't yet made the most of the animation features this book will show you how to ...
Alex Michael, 2013
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Flicker Flash
Flicker Flash
Joan Bransfield Graham, 2003
9
Adobe Flash Professional CS6 Essentials
Using step-by-step instruction, this book clearly shows you how to draw shapes, use the Timeline, add video or audio, create complex animations, and much more.
William Heldman, 2012
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Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Classroom in a Book contains 10 lessons. The book covers the basics of learning Adobe Flash CS4 Professional and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program.
Adobe Creative Team, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FLASH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term flash is used in the context of the following news items.
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Comic-Con 2015: Everything you need to know before The Flash
After Eddie sacrificed himself in order to erase the Reverse Flash from the timeline, Barry literally sped his way into a singularity that was ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
2
Jay Garrick Confirmed For The Flash Season 2
While the appearance of the Jay Garrick's winged helmet on The Flash Season 2 finale was a pretty good indication that the Earth 2 speedster ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»
3
Adobe to patch second Hacking Team Flash zero-day bug
Adobe credited FireEye's Dhanesh Kizhakkinan with reporting the latest Flash flaw to the company. Kizhakkinan, a senior research scientist ... «Computerworld, Jul 15»
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Witness the Evolution of Heroes in Stylized Arrow, The Flash and …
“The Flash” stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as ... «ComingSoon.net, Jul 15»
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'Supergirl' EP Greg Berlanti On 'Gotham' Face Off, More 'Flash
His Arrow and Flash are both making return visits to the WBTV late night mega-panel and freshmans Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl will ... «Deadline, Jul 15»
6
2 Flash one can only hope
I doubt you will see two Flash's in the movie. DC has messed up the Flash's existence on the CW the least they could do is take their time and ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
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Flash Flood Watch Saturday for D.C., Parts of Md. and Va.
D.C. and parts of Maryland and Virginia will be under a flash flood watch ... from rain earlier this week, heavy rain could cause flash flooding. «NBC4 Washington, Jul 15»
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Flash flood watch for region
A flash flood watch is in effect for parts of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. «Cincinnati.com, Jul 15»
9
Overnight Flash Floods Hit Hard
MEANWHILE THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR GALLIA OHIO AND MASON AND JACKSON WV Expired at 1:30 AM. Gallia police reported ... «WSAZ-TV, Jul 15»
10
Flash prepare to travel to first-place Seattle
The Western New York Flash travel cross country to face Seattle Reign ... first place with 18 points and the Flash (4-4-2) sit in fifth with 14 points. «Buffalo News, Jul 15»

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