What does flush mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flushnoun

    the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

  2. bloom, blush, flush, rosinessnoun

    a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

  3. hot flash, flushnoun

    sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)

  4. flushnoun

    a poker hand with all 5 cards in the same suit

  5. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kicknoun

    the swift release of a store of affective force

    "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

  6. flush, gush, outpouringnoun

    a sudden rapid flow (as of water)

    "he heard the flush of a toilet"; "there was a little gush of blood"; "she attacked him with an outpouring of words"

  7. blush, flushadjective

    sudden reddening of the face (as from embarrassment or guilt or shame or modesty)

  8. flush(p)adjective

    of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane

    "a door flush with the wall"; "the bottom of the window is flush with the floor"

  9. affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthyverb

    having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

    "an affluent banker"; "a speculator flush with cash"; "not merely rich but loaded"; "moneyed aristocrats"; "wealthy corporations"

  10. blush, crimson, flush, reddenverb

    turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

    "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

  11. flushverb

    flow freely

    "The garbage flushed down the river"

  12. flushverb

    glow or cause to glow with warm color or light

    "the sky flushed with rosy splendor"

  13. flush, level, even out, evenverb

    make level or straight

    "level the ground"

  14. flush, scour, purgeverb

    rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

    "flush the wound with antibiotics"; "purge the old gas tank"

  15. sluice, flushverb

    irrigate with water from a sluice

    "sluice the earth"

  16. flushadverb

    cause to flow or flood with or as if with water

    "flush the meadows"

  17. flushadverb

    squarely or solidly

    "hit him flush in the face"

  18. flushadverb

    in the same plane

    "set it flush with the top of the table"


  1. Flushnoun

    A hand of cards, all of the same suit; -- especially significant in poker, where five cards of the same suit constitute a flush, which beats a straight but is beaten by a full house or four of a kind.

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]


  1. flushnoun

    A cleansing with plenty of fluid.

  2. flushnoun

    Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.

  3. flush

    A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.

  4. flushverb

    To cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid.

    Flush the injury with plenty of water.

  5. flushverb

    Particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water.

  6. flush

    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.

  7. flush

    To cause to blush.

  8. flush

    To excite, inflame.

  9. flush

    (Toilets only) To be cleansed by being flooded with generous quantities of water.

  10. flush

    (Computer Science) To clear a buffer of its contents.

  11. flushadjective

    smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.

    Sand down the excess until it is flush with the surface.

  12. flushadjective

    wealthy or well off.

    He just got a bonus so he's flush today.

  13. flush

    Short for flush left and right; a body of text aligned with both its left and right margins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flushverb

    to flow and spread suddenly; to rush; as, blood flushes into the face

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  2. Flushverb

    to become suddenly suffused, as the cheeks; to turn red; to blush

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  3. Flushverb

    to snow red; to shine suddenly; to glow

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  4. Flushverb

    to start up suddenly; to take wing as a bird

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  5. Flushverb

    to cause to be full; to flood; to overflow; to overwhelm with water; as, to flush the meadows; to flood for the purpose of cleaning; as, to flush a sewer

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  6. Flushverb

    to cause the blood to rush into (the face); to put to the blush, or to cause to glow with excitement

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  7. Flushverb

    to make suddenly or temporarily red or rosy, as if suffused with blood

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  8. Flushverb

    to excite; to animate; to stir

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  9. Flushverb

    to cause to start, as a hunter a bird

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  10. Flushnoun

    a sudden flowing; a rush which fills or overflows, as of water for cleansing purposes

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  11. Flushnoun

    a suffusion of the face with blood, as from fear, shame, modesty, or intensity of feeling of any kind; a blush; a glow

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  12. Flushnoun

    any tinge of red color like that produced on the cheeks by a sudden rush of blood; as, the flush on the side of a peach; the flush on the clouds at sunset

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  13. Flushnoun

    a sudden flood or rush of feeling; a thrill of excitement. animation, etc.; as, a flush of joy

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  14. Flushnoun

    a flock of birds suddenly started up or flushed

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  15. Flushnoun

    a hand of cards of the same suit

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  16. Flushadjective

    full of vigor; fresh; glowing; bright

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  17. Flushadjective

    affluent; abounding; well furnished or suppled; hence, liberal; prodigal

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  18. Flushadjective

    unbroken or even in surface; on a level with the adjacent surface; forming a continuous surface; as, a flush panel; a flush joint

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  19. Flushadjective

    consisting of cards of one suit

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]

  20. Flushadverb

    so as to be level or even

    Etymology: [From F. or Sp. flux. Cf. Flux.]


  1. Flush

    Flush is a young adult novel by Carl Hiaasen first published in 2005, and set in Hiaasen's native Florida. It is his second young adult novel, after Hoot. The plot is similar to Hoot but it doesn't have the same cast and is not a continuation.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flush

    flush, n. a flow of blood to the face causing redness: sudden impulse: bloom, freshness, vigour: abundance.—v.i. to become red in the face: to flow swiftly.—v.t. to make red in the face: to cleanse by a copious flow of water: to elate, excite the spirits of: mostly in the pa.p. flushed (with victory).—adj. (of weather) hot and heavy: abounding: well supplied, as with money: (Shak.) in full bloom.—n. Flush′-box, a rectangular tank supplied with water for flushing the bowls of water-closets.—adj. Flushed, suffused with ruddy colour: excited.—ns. Flush′er, one who flushes sewers; Flush′ing, action of the verb flush: sudden reddening; Flush′ness, quality of being flush.—adj. Flush′y, reddish. [Prob. orig. identical with succeeding word, but meaning influenced by phonetic association with flash, the senses relating to colour by blush.]

  2. Flush

    flush, v.i. to start up like an alarmed bird.—v.t. to rouse and cause to start off.—n. the act of starting: (Spens.) a bird, or a flock of birds so started. [Prob. onomatopœic; suggested by fly, flutter, and rush.]

  3. Flush

    flush, v.t. to make even: to fill up to the level of a surface (often with up).—adj. having the surface level with the adjacent surface. [Prob. related to flush above.]

  4. Flush

    flush, n. in card-playing, a hand in which all the cards or a specified number are of the same suit.—adj. in poker, consisting of cards all of the same suit.—Straight, or Royal, flush, in poker, a sequence of five cards of the same suit. [Prob. Fr. flux—L. fluxus, flow.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. flush

    1. [common] To delete something, usually superfluous, or to abort an operation. “All that nonsense has been flushed.” 2. [Unix/C] To force buffered I/O to disk, as with an fflush(3) call. This is not an abort or deletion as in sense 1, but a demand for early completion! 3. To leave at the end of a day's work (as opposed to leaving for a meal). “I'm going to flush now.” “Time to flush.” 4. To exclude someone from an activity, or to ignore a person.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FLUSH

    From Grk. _phlox_, heat. A rush of color to the cheek, or hand, caused by bodily--or poker--heat.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flush

    An old word for even or level. Anything of fair surface, or in continuous even lines. Colloquially the word means full of, or abounding in pay or prize-money.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flush' in Verbs Frequency: #1060

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flush in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of flush in a Sentence

  1. Brett Favre:

    The crazy thing was, I ’m not a night owl. Without pills I ’d fall asleep at 9:30. But with pills, I could get so much done, I just figured, ‘ This is awesome. ’ Little did I know [ fiance and now wife ] Deanna would be finding some of my pills and when she did, she ’d flush them down the toilet.

  2. Garrett Boyte:

    That doesn't seem fair to me ... that people are paying for water that they can only use to flush the toilet.

  3. Hiroshi Oka:

    We need the water supply back, what we are getting is a thin stream of water, and we can't flush toilets or wash our hands.

  4. Mike Conaway:

    As chairman of the Ag Committee, I got to protect the integrity of the farm bill, the overall impact is to flush insurance companies out of business, which I think is the President's intent.

  5. Laila Tabatabai:

    Drinking extra water can actually help flush out some of the extra sugar you’ve eaten.

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  • شطفArabic
  • промиване, богат, равен, изчервявам се, изравнен, подплашвам, промивам, флошBulgarian
  • flešCzech
  • Spülung, Spülen, Flush, bündigGerman
  • plano, alineado, florSpanish
  • ajaa, huuhdella, punastua, vessa, huuhtelu, väri, rahoissaan, rynnätä, lehahtaa, vetääFinnish
  • chasse d'eau, flush, de niveau, laver à grande eau, en fonds, aligné, couleur, tirer la chasse d'eau, rougir, richeFrench
  • szín, flush, flösHungarian
  • ֆլեշArmenian
  • liturIcelandic
  • volare via, scovare, prendere il volo, stanare, arrossire, levarsi in voloItalian
  • 流すJapanese
  • horoi, opeope, whare kotahiMāori
  • vermogend, doorspoelen, rijk, doortrekken, gefortuneerd, blozen, opvliegen, spoelenDutch
  • nettopp, rikNorwegian
  • kolorPolish
  • descarga, flush, puxar descargaPortuguese
  • смывать, промыть, смыть, промыватьRussian
  • jämn, färg, spola, rodna, burgen, rik, välmåendeSwedish
  • bir hizâda, aynı düzeyde, varlıklı, hem yüz, paralı, çıkıntısızTurkish
  • tuôn raVietnamese

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