flash vs shoot what difference

what is difference between flash and shoot

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: flăsh, IPA(key): /flæʃ/
  • Rhymes: -æʃ

Etymology 1

In some senses, from Middle English flasshen, a variant of flasken, flaskien (to sprinkle, splash), which was likely of imitative origin; in other senses probably of North Germanic origin akin to Swedish dialectal flasa (to burn brightly, blaze), related to flare. Compare also Icelandic flasa (to rush, go hastily).

Verb

flash (third-person singular simple present flashes, present participle flashing, simple past and past participle flashed)

  1. (transitive) To cause to shine briefly or intermittently.
  2. (intransitive) To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
  3. (intransitive) To be visible briefly.
  4. (transitive) To make visible briefly.
  5. (transitive, intransitive, informal) To briefly, and often unintentionally, expose one’s naked body or underwear, or part of it, in public. (Contrast streak.)
  6. (transitive, informal) To show or expose an “inappropriate” part of the body to someone for humorous reasons or as an act of contempt.
  7. (figuratively) To break forth like a sudden flood of light; to show a momentary brilliance.
  8. To flaunt; to display in a showy manner.
  9. To communicate quickly.
  10. To move, or cause to move, suddenly.
  11. (transitive) To telephone a person, only allowing the phone to ring once, in order to request a call back.
  12. (intransitive, of liquid) To evaporate suddenly. (See flash evaporation.)
  13. (transitive, climbing) To climb (a route) successfully on the first attempt.
  14. (transitive, computing) To write to the memory of (an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge).
  15. (transitive, glassmaking) To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different colour.
  16. (transitive, glassmaking) To expand (blown glass) into a disc.
  17. (transitive) To send by some startling or sudden means.
  18. (intransitive) To burst out into violence.
  19. (juggling) To perform a flash.
  20. (metallurgy) To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.
  21. (transitive, obsolete) To trick up in a showy manner.
  22. (transitive, obsolete) To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. Disposed into Twelue Books, Fashioning XII. Morall Vertues, London: Printed for W[illiam] Ponsonbie, OCLC 18024649, book II, canto VI, stanza XLII; republished as The Faerie Queene. By Edmund Spenser. With an Exact Collation of the Two Original Editions, Published by Himself at London in Quarto; the Former Containing the First Three Books Printed in 1590, and the Latter the Six Books in 1596. To which are Now Added, a New Life of the Author, and also a Glossary. Adorn’d with Thirty-two Copper-Plates, from the Original Drawings of the late W. Kent, Esq.; Architect and Principal Painter to His Majesty, volume I, London: Printed for J. Brindley, in New Bond-Street, and S. Wright, Clerk of His Majesty’s Works, at Hampton-Court, 1751, OCLC 642577152, page 316:
      The varlet ſaw, when to the flood he came, / How without ſtop or ſtay he fiercely lept, / And deep himſelfe beducked in the ſame, / That in the lake his loftie creſt was ſteept, / Ne of his ſafetie ſeemed care he kept, / But with his raging armes he rudely flaſhd / The waves about, and all his armour ſwept, / That all the bloud and filth away was waſht, / Yet ſtill he bet the water, and the billows daſht.
Synonyms
  • (to briefly illuminate): glint
  • (telephoning): beep
Derived terms
Related terms
  • flush (possibly)
Translations
See also
  • gleam
  • (to expose one’s naked body or underwear): wardrobe malfunction

Noun

flash (plural flashes)

  1. A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.
  2. A very short amount of time.
  3. (colloquial, US) A flashlight; an electric torch.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, OCLC 747046957; republished London: Penguin Books, 2011, ISBN 978-0-241-95628-1, page 34:
      I reached a flash out of my car pocket and went down-grade and looked at the car.
  4. (figuratively) A sudden and brilliant burst, as of genius or wit.
  5. Material left around the edge of a moulded part at the parting line of the mould.
  6. (Britain, Cockney) The strips of bright cloth or buttons worn around the collars of market traders.
  7. (juggling) A pattern where each prop is thrown and caught only once.
  8. (linguistics) A language, created by a minority to maintain cultural identity, that cannot be understood by the ruling class.
  9. (photography) Clipping of camera flash (a device used to produce a flash of artificial light to help illuminate a scene).
  10. (archaic) A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for colouring liquor to make it look stronger.
  11. (military) A form of military insignia.
  12. (computing, uncountable) Clipping of flash memory.
  13. Any of various lycaenid butterflies of the genera Artipe, Deudorix and Rapala.
  14. A tattoo flash.
  15. The sudden sensation of being “high” after taking a recreational drug.
    • 1973, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, Proper and Improper Use of Drugs by Athletes: Hearings (page 645)
      A few seconds following the injection, the user experiences a sudden, intense generalized sensation which has both physiological and psychological characteristics. [] pure, commercially produced products do not give a good flash []
    • 1976, Robert H. Coombs, Lincoln J. Fry, Patricia G. Lewis, Socialization in Drug Abuse (page 123)
      The flash — the odd combination of a cocoon-comfort and an inexplicable physical ascendency to a “high” — provides the major incentive for the new experimenter to move to the next phase of his career.
  16. (dated) A newsflash.
    • 1931, George Seldes, Can These Things Be! (volume 25, page 274)
      The United Press got the flash “Germans declare martial law in Ruhr” []
Synonyms
  • (burst of light): gleam, glint
  • (material left around the edge of a mould): moulding flash, molding flash
Antonyms
  • (very short amount of time): aeon
Hypernyms
  • (burst of light): light
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • glimmer
  • shimmer
  • sparkle
  • twinkle

Adjective

flash (comparative more flash, superlative most flash)

  1. (Britain and New Zealand, slang) Expensive-looking and demanding attention; stylish; showy.
    • 1892, Banjo Paterson, The Man from Ironbark
      The barber man was small and flash, as barbers mostly are,
      He wore a strike-your-fancy sash, he smoked a huge cigar;
  2. (Britain, of a person) Having plenty of ready money.
  3. (Britain, of a person) Liable to show off expensive possessions or money.
    • 1990, House of Cards, Season 1, Episode 1:
      Bit of a flash git, don’t you think?
  4. (US, slang) Occurring very rapidly, almost instantaneously.
  5. (slang, obsolete) Relating to thieves and vagabonds.
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “flash”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • 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 Middle English flasche, flaske; compare Old French flache, French flaque, which is of Germanic origin, akin to Middle Dutch vlacke (an estuary, flats with stagnant pools).

Noun

flash (plural flashes)

  1. A pool.
    • a. 1646, Jeremiah Burroughs, The Excellency of Holy Courage in Evil Times
      their hearts lie lumpish as a Log that lies in a flash of water seven years together
  2. (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

Further reading

  • flash on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • halfs

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English flash.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flaʃ/

Noun

flash m (plural flashs)

  1. flash (burst of light)
  2. (photography) flash
  3. newsflash
  4. (juggling) flash

Derived terms

  • flasher

Further reading

  • “flash” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English flash.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflaʃ/, [ˈflaʃ]

Noun

flash m (plural flashes)

  1. (photography) flash


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʃuːt/
  • Rhymes: -uːt
  • Homophone: chute

Etymology 1

From Middle English shoten, from Old English scēotan, from Proto-West Germanic *skeutan, from Proto-Germanic *skeutaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kéwd-e-ti, from *(s)kewd- (to shoot, throw).

Verb

shoot (third-person singular simple present shoots, present participle shooting, simple past shot, past participle shot or (rare) shotten)

  1. To launch a projectile.
    1. (transitive) To fire (a weapon that releases a projectile).
    2. (transitive) To fire (a projectile).
      Synonym: (of an arrow) loose
    3. (transitive) To fire a projectile at (a person or target).
    4. (intransitive) To cause a weapon to discharge a projectile.
    5. (intransitive) To hunt birds, etc. with a gun.
    6. (transitive) To hunt on (a piece of land); to kill game in or on.
      • 1969, Game Conservancy (Great Britain), Annual Review (issues 1-8, page 16)
        Although the estate had been shot previously, there had been no effective keepering and little success with the pheasants released.
    7. (gambling) To throw dice.
      • 1980, John Scarne, Scarne on Dice (page 275)
        Then, when it was his turn to shoot, he reached out with a completely empty hand and caught the dice the stickman threw to him.
    8. (transitive, slang) To ejaculate.
    9. (intransitive, usually, as imperative) To begin to speak.
    10. (intransitive) To discharge a missile; said of a weapon.
    11. (transitive, figuratively) To dismiss or do away with.
    12. (transitive, intransitive, analogous) To photograph.
    13. (transitive, intransitive, analogous, film, television) To film.
    14. (transitive) To push or thrust a bolt quickly; hence, to open a lock.
  2. To move or act quickly or suddenly.
    1. (intransitive) To move very quickly and suddenly.
      • There shot a streaming lamp along the sky.
      • 1884: Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII
        It didn’t take me long to get there. I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
    2. To go over or pass quickly through.
      • She […] shoots the Stygian sound.
      • 2005, R. G. Crouch, The Coat: The Origin and Times of Doggett’s Famous Wager (page 40)
        It was approaching the time when watermen would not shoot the bridge even without a passenger aboard.
    3. (transitive) To tip (something, especially coal) down a chute.
    4. (transitive) To penetrate, like a missile; to dart with a piercing sensation.
      • Thy words shoot through my heart.
    5. (obsolete, intransitive) To feel a quick, darting pain; to throb in pain.
      • These preachers make / His head to shoot and ache.
    6. (obsolete) To change form suddenly; especially, to solidify.
      • 1802, Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query VII.
        The north-east [wind] is loaded with vapor, insomuch, that the salt-makers have found that their crystals would not shoot while that blows.
    7. To send out or forth, especially with a rapid or sudden motion; to cast with the hand; to hurl; to discharge; to emit.
      • c. 1608-1610, Beaumont and Fletcher, The Coxcomb
        an honest weaver as ever shot shuttle
    8. (informal, transitive) To send to someone.
  3. (sports) To act or achieve.
    1. (wrestling) To lunge.
    2. (professional wrestling) To deviate from kayfabe, either intentionally or accidentally; to actually connect with unchoreographed fighting blows and maneuvers, or speak one’s mind (instead of an agreed script).
    3. To make the stated score.
  4. (surveying) To measure the distance and direction to (a point).
  5. (transitive, intransitive, colloquial) To inject a drug (such as heroin) intravenously.
  6. To develop, move forward.
    1. To germinate; to bud; to sprout.
      • 1709, John Dryden, Georgics
        But the wild olive shoots, and shades the ungrateful plain.
    2. To grow; to advance.
      • Well shot in years he seemed.
      • 1728, James Thomson, “Spring”
        Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, / To teach the young idea how to shoot.
    3. (nautical) To move ahead by force of momentum, as a sailing vessel when the helm is put hard alee.
    4. (transitive) To travel or ride on (breaking waves) rowards the shore.
    5. To push or thrust forward; to project; to protrude; often with out.
      • They shoot out the lip, they shake the head.
      • Beware the secret snake that shoots a sting.
  7. To protrude; to jut; to project; to extend.
    • 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers Chapter 49
      There shot up against the dark sky, tall, gaunt, straggling houses.
  8. (carpentry) To plane straight; to fit by planing.
    • 1677, Joseph Moxon, Mechanick Exercises: Or, The Doctrine of Handy-works
      two Pieces of Wood are Shot (that is Plained) or else they are Pared […] with a Pairing-chissel
  9. To variegate as if by sprinkling or intermingling; to color in spots or patches.W
    • ?, Alfred Tennyson, The Dying Swan
      The tangled water courses slept, / Shot over with purple, and green, and yellow.
  10. (card games) To shoot the moon.
  11. (aviation) To carry out, or attempt to carry out (an approach to an airport runway).
  12. To carry out a seismic survey with geophones in an attempt to detect oil.
    • 1986, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Moratoria: Hearing (page 438)
      Once the area is ready to “shoot,” the seismic crew places geophones and cables along the line of the profile to be recorded.
Quotations
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:shoot.
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Catalan: xut
  • Greek: σουτ (sout)
  • Persian: شوت(šut)
  • Portuguese: chuto, chute
  • Romanian: șut
  • Vietnamese: sút
Translations

Noun

shoot (plural shoots)

  1. The emerging stem and embryonic leaves of a new plant.
    • Prune off yet also superfluous branches, and shoots of this second spring.
  2. A photography session.
  3. A hunt or shooting competition.
  4. (professional wrestling, slang) An event that is unscripted or legitimate.
  5. The act of shooting; the discharge of a missile; a shot.
    • 1612, Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion
      One underneath his horse to get a shoot doth stalk.
  6. A rush of water; a rapid.
  7. (weaving) A weft thread shot through the shed by the shuttle; a pick.
  8. A shoat; a young pig.
  9. (mining) A vein of ore running in the same general direction as the lode.
    • 1901, Frank Lee Hess, pubs.usgs.gov report. Rare Metals. TIN, TUNGSTEN, AND TANTALUM IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
      In the western dike is a shoot about 4 feet in diameter carrying a considerable sprinkling of cassiterite, ore which in quantity would undoubtedly be worth mining. The shoot contains a large amount of muscovite mica with quartz and very little or no feldspar…
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  10. An inclined plane, either artificial or natural, down which timber, coal, ore, etc., are caused to slide; a chute.
    • 1891, New South Wales. Supreme Court, The New South Wales Law Reports (volume 12, page 238)
      That there was no evidence before the jury that at the time of the accident the timber shoot was worked by the defendant company.
  11. (card games) The act of taking all point cards in one hand.
  12. A seismic survey carried out with geophones in an attempt to detect oil.
    • 1980, The Williston Basin, 1980 (page 159)
      Once the last line of cable has been retrieved, there is little evidence that a shoot has been conducted.
Derived terms
  • (hunt or shooting competition): turkey shoot
Descendants
  • Catalan: xut
  • Portuguese: chuto
Translations

Etymology 2

Minced oath for shit.

Interjection

shoot

  1. A mild expletive, expressing disbelief or disdain
    Didn’t you have a concert tonight?
    Shoot! I forgot! I have to go and get ready…
Synonyms
  • (mild expletive): darn, dash, fiddlesticks, shucks, sugar
Translations

Anagrams

  • Hoots, Htoos, Sotho, hoots, sooth, toosh

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