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noun
  1. An important or main item.
  2. A long, prominent, article or item in the media, or the department that creates them; frequently used technically to distinguish content from news.
  3. One of the physical constituents of the face (eyes, nose, etc.; see features)
  1. (computing) A beneficial capability of a piece of software.
verb (featur, ing)
  1. To ascribe the greatest importance to something within a certain context.
filler Tweet Definition of filler Like Definition of filler on Facebook
noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 POS section)
  1. something added to fill a space or add weight or size
  2. any semisolid substance used to fill gaps, cracks or pores
  3. a short article in a newspaper or magazine
  4. a short piece of music or an announcement between radio or TV programmes
  5. cut tobacco used to make up the body of a cigar
  6. (computing) in COBOL, the description of an unnamed part of a record that may contain no data
flash Tweet Definition of flash Like Definition of flash on Facebook
noun (flashes)
  1. A sudden, short, temporary burst of light.
  2. (linguistics) A language, created by a repressed minority to maintain cultural identity, that cannot be understood by the ruling class; for example, Ebonics, ebonics.
  3. A very short amount of time.
    • 1876, w:Mark Twain, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
    • :Quick"something must be done! done in a , too! But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
      1. material, Material left around the edge of a mould, moulded part at the parting line of the mould.
      2. (Cockney) The strips of bright cloth or buttons worn around the collars of market traders.
verb (flash, es)
  1. To briefly illuminate a scene.
He flashed the light at the water, trying to see what made the noise.
  1. To blink; to shine or illuminate intermittently.
The light flashed on and off.
  1. To be visible briefly.
The scenery flashed by quickly.
  1. To make visible briefly.
A number will be flashed on the screen.
  1. (computing) To write to the memory of an updatable component such as a BIOS chip or games cartridge.
  2. (colloquial) To expose one's naked body in public briefly.
  3. (metallurgy) To release the pressure from a pressurized vessel.
adjective
  1. (context, UK, and, NZ, slang) expensive, Expensive looking and attention worthy.
:(compare flashy)      
follow Tweet Definition of follow Like Definition of follow on Facebook
verb
  1. (transitive) To go or come after in physical space.
Follow that car!
  1. (transitive) To go or come after in a sequence.
B follows A in the alphabet.
  1. (transitive) To carry out in accordance to (orders, instructions, etc).
Follow these instructions to the letter.
  1. (transitive) To live one's live according to (religion, teachings, etc).
  2. (transitive) To understand, to pay attention to.
Do you follow me?
  1. (transitive) To watch, to keep track of (reports of) some event or person.
I followed the incumbent throughout the election.
  1. (transitive) To be a logical consequence of.
It follows that no real number may have a negative square.

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