American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small portable lamp usually powered by batteries.
- n. A brief brilliant flood of light from a photographic lamp.
- n. A bright light, as of a signal lamp, that flashes at regular intervals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light so arranged as to emit sudden brilliant gleams, lasting but a short time: used for military signals and in lighthouses. See lighthouse.
- n. A preparation emitting when ignited a sudden and very brilliant light, used in taking instantaneous photographs at night or in a room insufficiently lighted by natural light, etc. It usually consists chiefly of a magnesium powder, sometimes in combination with guncotton.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a kind of light shown by lighthouses, produced by the revolution of reflectors, so as to show a flash of light every few seconds, alternating with periods of dimness.
- n. a portable battery-powered electric lamp, small enough to be held in one hand; -- it is most commonly cylindrical, but other forms are also made. It is called in Britain a
- n. a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
- flash + light (Wiktionary)
“(By the way, taking out contact lenses by the light of a flashlight is an interesting experience.)”
“My dad retrieved a flashlight from the truck, and we found the deer within a 100 yards.”
“When those zombies start rolling down the streets, a flashlight is just going to let you know where they are.”
“Bloomingdale's: Wagner of Switzerland Pen with built-in flashlight, blade, letter opener, nail file, clip, scissors, and screwdriver for $8.39 + $6 s&h (it says $13.99 but it falls to $8.39 after you add it to your cart)”
“I guessed immediately what the problem was and grabbed a flashlight from the table where they'd been left when everybody went to bed (instead of being stowed away where they belong, hint hint), and headed down to the basement.”
“When I finally had myself together, the hunt coordinator handed me a gun, and we followed my thin flashlight beam into the woods.”
“The closer a flashlight is to an observer, the brighter it appears, while the ever more distant flashlights would look proportionately dimmer.”
“I just grabbed the nearest 3V Li battery I could find (out of my keychain flashlight) and taped it to the leads.”
“Citizen patrols, etc. A group of people parading around with a cell phone and a flashlight is one hell of a deterrent.”
“[For the love of God] I don’t want to come off sounding like Bill O’Reilly but, I’ll admit that over the course of the past week (or so) I’ve found myself a little more hesitant to be finger pointing the problems of our government over this disaster and their response when right now I couldn’t even tell you where a simple flashlight is in my home.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘flashlight’.
A very wide category. There are possibly tens of thousands tool words in each of the world's languages.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
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I sense (perhaps wrongly) an enormous pent-up demand for this list.
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