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FLASHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flashing mean? 

FLASHING (noun)
  The noun FLASHING has 2 senses:

1. a short vivid experience
2. sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing

  Familiarity information: FLASHING used as a noun is rare.


FLASHING (adjective)
  The adjective FLASHING has 1 sense:

1. emitting light in sudden short or intermittent bursts

  Familiarity information: FLASHING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLASHING (noun)


Sense 1flashing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A short vivid experience

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

flashing; flash

Context examples:

a flash of emotion swept over him / the flashings of pain were a warning

Hypernyms ("flashing" is a kind of...):

experience (an event as apprehended)


Sense 2flashing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sheet metal shaped and attached to a roof for strength and weatherproofing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("flashing" is a kind of...):

sheet metal (sheet of metal formed into a thin plate)


FLASHING (adjective)


Sense 1flashing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Emitting light in sudden short or intermittent bursts

Context example:

flashing lightning and roaring thunder

Similar:

bright (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts)


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