5 letter word starting with fla

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flail noun An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear by hand, consisting of a wooden staff or handle, at the end of which a stouter and shorter pole or club, called a swipe, is so hung as to swing freely., An ancient military weapon, like the common flail, often having the striking part armed with rows of spikes, or loaded.
flain p. p. of Flay.
flake noun A paling; a hurdle., A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things., A small stage hung over a vessel’s side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc., A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish., A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash., A sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes., To form into flakes., To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off.
flaky adjective Consisting of flakes or of small, loose masses; lying, or cleaving off, in flakes or layers; flakelike.
flame noun A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire., Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger., Ardor of affection; the passion of love., A person beloved; a sweetheart., To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze., To burst forth like flame; to break out in violence of passion; to be kindled with zeal or ardor., To kindle; to inflame; to excite.
flamy adjective Flaming; blazing; flamelike; flame-colored; composed of flame.
flang noun A miner’s two-pointed pick.
flank noun The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef., The side of an army, or of any division of an army, as of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to attack him on the side., That part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a fire along the outside of its parapet., The side of any building., That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch line., To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon., To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of., To border; to touch., To be posted on the side.
flare verb i. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares., To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light., To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy., To be exposed to too much light., To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare., An unsteady, broad, offensive light., A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace., Leaf of lard.
flash verb i. To burst or break forth with a sudden and transient flood of flame and light; as, the lighting flashes vividly; the powder flashed., To break forth, as a sudden flood of light; to burst instantly and brightly on the sight; to show a momentary brilliancy; to come or pass like a flash., To burst forth like a sudden flame; to break out violently; to rush hastily., To send out in flashes; to cause to burst forth with sudden flame or light., To convey as by a flash; to light up, as by a sudden flame or light; as, to flash a message along the wires; to flash conviction on the mind., To cover with a thin layer, as objects of glass with glass of a different color. See Flashing, n., 3 (b)., To trick up in a showy manner., To strike and throw up large bodies of water from the surface; to splash., A sudden burst of light; a flood of light instantaneously appearing and disappearing; a momentary blaze; as, a flash of lightning., A sudden and brilliant burst, as of wit or genius; a momentary brightness or show., The time during which a flash is visible; an instant; a very brief period., A preparation of capsicum, burnt sugar, etc., for coloring and giving a fictious strength to liquors., Showy, but counterfeit; cheap, pretentious, and vulgar; as, flash jewelry; flash finery., Wearing showy, counterfeit ornaments; vulgarly pretentious; as, flash people; flash men or women; — applied especially to thieves, gamblers, and prostitutes that dress in a showy way and wear much cheap jewelry., Slang or cant of thieves and prostitutes., A pool., 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.
flask noun A small bottle-shaped vessel for holding fluids; as, a flask of oil or wine., A narrow-necked vessel of metal or glass, used for various purposes; as of sheet metal, to carry gunpowder in; or of wrought iron, to contain quicksilver; or of glass, to heat water in, etc., A bed in a gun carriage., The wooden or iron frame which holds the sand, etc., forming the mold used in a foundry; it consists of two or more parts; viz., the cope or top; sometimes, the cheeks, or middle part; and the drag, or bottom part. When there are one or more cheeks, the flask is called a three part flask, four part flask, etc.
flawn noun A sort of flat custard or pie.
flawy adjective Full of flaws or cracks; broken; defective; faulty., Subject to sudden flaws or gusts of wind.
flaxy adjective Like flax; flaxen.