What does Flashing mean?

Definitions for Flashingˈflæʃ ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Flashing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flash, flashing(noun)

    a short vivid experience

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

  2. flashing(noun)

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


  1. flashing(Noun)

    Components used to weatherproof or seal roof system edges at perimeters, penetrations, walls, expansion joints, valleys, drains and other places where the roof covering is interrupted or terminated.

  2. flashing(Noun)

    The process of getting rid of gaps on shelves by bringing products from the back of the shelf to the front to create a 'fuller' shelf.

  3. flashing(Noun)

    The blinking of a light source, such as a light bulb or computer's cursor.

    The incessant flashing of the neon sign kept the neighborhood awake.

  4. flashing(Noun)

    The exposing of one's naked body, or part of it, in public briefly (the action of the verb to flash).

  5. Origin: (weatherproofing) From original flashing material of copper or aluminum that reflects flashes of sunlight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flashing

    of Flash

  2. Flashing(noun)

    the creation of an artifical flood by the sudden letting in of a body of water; -- called also flushing

  3. Flashing(noun)

    pieces of metal, built into the joints of a wall, so as to lap over the edge of the gutters or to cover the edge of the roofing; also, similar pieces used to cover the valleys of roofs of slate, shingles, or the like. By extension, the metal covering of ridges and hips of roofs; also, in the United States, the protecting of angles and breaks in walls of frame houses with waterproof material, tarred paper, or the like. Cf. Filleting

  4. Flashing(noun)

    the reheating of an article at the furnace aperture during manufacture to restore its plastic condition; esp., the reheating of a globe of crown glass to allow it to assume a flat shape as it is rotated

  5. Flashing(noun)

    a mode of covering transparent white glass with a film of colored glass


  1. Flashing

    Flashing refers to thin pieces of impervious material installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flashing in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flashing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Doll:

    The market is flashing a yellow light right now.

  2. Bill Collins:

    It may be a torn shingle, flashing installed improperly or a missing ridge cap.

  3. Jannie Ligons:

    All I could see was my life flashing before my eyes and the holster on his right side.

  4. Rupert Baker:

    The rising gold price is another one of the flashing red light signals coming up on the market.

  5. Erich Segal:

    True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.

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