What is the difference between flush and flash?

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Flush is a related term of flash.


As verbs the difference between flush and flash

is that flush is to cause to take flight from concealment or flush can be to cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid while flash is to briefly illuminate a scene.

As adjectives the difference between flush and flash

is that flush is smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out while flash is expensive-looking and demanding attention; stylish; showy.

As nouns the difference between flush and flash

is that flush is a group of birds that have suddenly started up from undergrowth, trees etc while flash is a sudden, short, temporary burst of light.

flush

English

(wikipedia flush)

Etymology 1

(etyl)

Noun

(es)
  • A group of birds that have suddenly started up from undergrowth, trees etc.
  • * 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.2:
  • As when a Faulcon hath with nimble flight / Flowne at a flush of Ducks foreby the brooke […].

    Verb

    (es)
  • To cause to take flight from concealment.
  • The hunters flushed the tiger from the canebrake.
  • To take suddenly to flight, especially from cover.
  • A covey of quail flushed from the undergrowth.
  • * W. Browne
  • flushing from one spray unto another

    Etymology 2

    Same as according to the American Heritage Dictionary

    Adjective

    (er)
  • smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
  • Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.
  • wealthy or well off.
  • He just got a bonus so he's flush today.
  • (typography) Short for flush left and right ; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.
  • Full of vigour; fresh; glowing; bright.
  • * Shakespeare
  • With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May.
  • Affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal.
  • * Arbuthnot
  • Lord Strut was not very flush in ready.
    Synonyms
    * (typography) double-clean, flush left and right, forced, forced justified, force justified, justified
    Derived terms
    * flush left, flush right, flush left and right

    Etymology 3

    Probably from according to American Heritage Dictionary

    Noun

    (es)
  • A sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes.
  • * Ray
  • in manner of a wave or flush
  • Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  • A suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow.
  • * Tennyson
  • the flush of angered shame
  • Any tinge of red colour like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood.
  • the flush''' on the side of a peach; the '''flush on the clouds at sunset
  • A sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement, animation, etc.
  • a flush of joy

    Verb

    (es)
  • To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.
  • Flush the injury with plenty of water.
  • Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing a large amount of water.
  • To become suffused with reddish color due to embarrassment, excitement, overheating, or other systemic disturbance, to blush.
  • The damsel flushed at the scoundrel's suggestion.
  • To cause to blush.
  • * John Gay
  • Nor flush with shame the passing virgin's cheek.
  • * Keats
  • Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, / Flushing his brow.
  • * 1925 , Fruit of the Flower , by
  • "Who plants a seed begets a bud, -- Extract of that same root; -- Why marvel at the hectic blood -- That flushes this wild fruit?"
  • To cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water.
  • to flush the meadows
  • To excite, inflame.
  • * South
  • such things as can only feed his pride and flush his ambition
  • (of a toilet) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.
  • There must be somebody home: I just heard the toilet flushing .
  • (computing) To clear (a buffer) of its contents.
  • To flow and spread suddenly; to rush.
  • Blood flushes into the face.
  • * Boyle
  • the flushing noise of many waters
  • To show red; to shine suddenly; to glow.
  • * Milton
  • In her cheek, distemper flushing glowed.
  • (masonry) To fill in (joints); to point the level; to make them flush.
  • Usage notes
    In sense “turn red with embarrassment”, (blush) is more common. More finely, in indicating the actual change, blush'' is more common – “He blushed with embarrassment” – but in indicating state, ''flushed is also common – “He was flushed with excitement”.
    Synonyms
    * (turn red with embarrassment) blush

    Etymology 4

    Probably from (etyl) , cognate with flux

    Noun

    (es)
  • (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.
  • Derived terms
    * busted flush * royal flush * straight flush

    flash

    English

    (wikipedia flash)

    Etymology 1

    In some senses, from (etyl) flasshen, a variant of flasken, , related to (m).

    Verb

    (es)
  • To briefly illuminate a scene.
  • :
  • To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage, and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  • To be visible briefly.
  • :
  • *, chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.}}
  • To make visible briefly.
  • :
  • :
  • (lb) To break forth like a sudden flood of light; to show a momentary brilliance.
  • *(Thomas Talfourd) (1795–1854)
  • *:names which have flashed and thundered as the watch words of unnumbered struggles
  • *(Matthew Arnold) (1822-1888)
  • *:The object is made to flash upon the eye of the mind.
  • * (1809-1892)
  • *:A thought flashed through me, which I clothed in act.
  • To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.
  • :
  • To communicate quickly.
  • :
  • :
  • (lb) To write to the memory of an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge.
  • :
  • (lb) To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.
  • (lb) To perform a .
  • To move, or cause to move, suddenly
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 11, author=Jonathan Stevenson, work=BBC
  • , title= West Ham 2-1 Birmingham , passage=But they survived some real pressure as David Murphy flashed a header inches wide of Rob Green's right-hand post
  • (lb) To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different colour.
  • To trick up in a showy manner.
  • *(Antony Brewer) (fl.1655)
  • *:Limning and flashing it with various dyes.
  • To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:He rudely flashed the waves about.
  • (lb) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
  • :
  • To evaporate suddenly. See (Flash evaporation).
  • To climb (a route) successfully on the first attempt.
  • Synonyms
    * (to briefly illuminate) glint * (telephoning) beep
    Derived terms
    * flashback * flasher * flashforward * flashing * flashlight * flash up
    See also
    * gleam

    Noun

    (es)
  • A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.
  • (figurative) A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the flash and outbreak of a fiery mind
  • * Wirt
  • No striking sentiment, no flash of fancy.
  • (linguistics) A language, created by a minority to maintain cultural identity, that cannot be understood by the ruling class; for example, Ebonics.
  • A very short amount of time.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The Persians and Macedonians had it for a flash .
  • * 1876, , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ,
  • Quick—something must be done! done in a flash , too! But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
  • * 2011 , Phil McNulty, Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/15195384.stm]
  • Fabio Capello insisted Rooney was in the right frame of mind to play in stormy Podgorica despite his father's arrest on Thursday in a probe into alleged betting irregularities, but his flash of temper - when he kicked out at Miodrag Dzudovic - suggested otherwise.
  • Material]] left around the edge of a [[mould, moulded part at the parting line of the mould.
  • (Cockney) The strips of bright cloth or buttons worn around the collars of market traders.
  • (US, colloquial) A flashlight or electric torch.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), The Big Sleep , Penguin 2011, p. 34:
  • I reached a flash out of my car pocket and went down-grade and looked at the car.
  • A light used for photography - a shortened form of camera flash.
  • (juggling) A pattern where each prop is thrown and caught only once.
  • (archaic) A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for colouring liquor to make it look stronger.
  • Synonyms
    * gleam, glint * (material left around the edge of a mould) moulding flash, molding flash
    Antonyms
    * (very short amount of time) aeon
    Hypernyms
    * light
    Derived terms
    * antiflash * camera flash * flashy * flashbulb * flash flood * flash in the pan * flash memory * flash photography * flash point * flashproof * in a flash * quick as a flash
    See also
    * sparkle, shimmer, glimmer, twinkle

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Expensive-looking and demanding attention; stylish; showy.
  • * 1892 , Banjo Paterson,
  • The barber man was small and flash , as barbers mostly are,
    He wore a strike-your-fancy sash, he smoked a huge cigar;
  • (UK, of a person) Having plenty of ready money.
  • (UK, of a person) Liable to show off expensive possessions or money.
  • (US, slang) Occurring very rapidly, almost instantaneously.
  • References

    * * For the sense ‘a short period of time’, the 1858 Notes and Queries of Martim de Albuquerque was consulted. From page 437 of the sixth volume of the second series, published in London by Bell & Dally, 186 Fleet Street, in 1858 : *: Ought we not to collect for posterity the various ways in which very short times are denoted. Besides the one at the head, there are, — in no time, in next to no time, in less than no time, in a trice, in a jiffy, in a brace of shakes, before you can say Jack Robinson, in a crack, in the squeezing of a lemon, in the doubling of your fist, in the twinkling of an eye, in a moment, in an instant, in a flash.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) flasche, flaske; compare (etyl) flache, (etyl) flaque, which is of (etyl) origin, akin to Middle Dutch .

    Noun

    (es)
  • A pool.
  • (Halliwell)
  • (engineering) A reservoir and sluiceway beside a navigable stream, just above a shoal, so that the stream may pour in water as boats pass, and thus bear them over the shoal.
  • Derived terms
    * flash wheel

    Anagrams

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