from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A battery-powered hand-held lightsource.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 torch
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small portable battery-powered electric lamp
flash + light (Wiktionary)