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Definition of the noun flex

What does flex mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: flexes

  1. the act of flexing
    • example: he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: flexion / flexure = act of bending a joint

Alternative definition of the noun flex


  1. [uncountable] Flexibility, pliancy.
  2. [countable] The act of flexing.
  3. [uncountable, chiefly British] Any flexible insulated electrical wiring.
  4. [countable, geometry] A point of inflection.

Specialised definition of the noun flex

Glossary of sports / golf

the amount of bend in the shaft of a club

Definition of the verb flex

What does flex mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: flexed | flexing | flexes

  1. contract
  2. exhibit the strength of
  3. form a curve
  4. bend a joint
    • example: flex your wrists
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of flex: bend
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  5. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form

Alternative definition of the verb flex


  1. To bend something.
  2. To repeatedly bend one of one's joints.
  3. To move part of the body using one's muscles.
  4. [bodybuilding] To tighten the muscles for display of size or strength.

Specialised definition of the verb flex

Glossary of sports

to bend something, especially a joint in the body (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to move or tense a muscle, or become tense or contracted (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. Flex a.k.a. Machinefabriek is the musical nom de plume of musician/sound artist and graphic designer Rutger Zuydervelt from the Netherlands.
  2. Flex: Félix Danilo Gómez, known by his stage names DJ Flex and Nigga, is a Panamanian Latin Grammy Award winning reggaeton artist. He adopted the name Nigga after being told by another Panamanian artist that he "sang like a black guy from Jamaica." Before releasing an album in the United States in 2008, Flex removed references to his nickname in songs, and his CD packages were reprinted with the name "Flex.
    • also known as Félix Danilo Gómez, Nigga, DJ Flex, (DJ) Flex, Felix Danilo Gomez, Nigga/Flex
    • born on (35 years ago) in Panama City
    • nationality: Panama
    • profession: Singer, songwriter, dancer, music artist
    • genres: Reggaeton, Reggae, Latin pop
    • albums: "La Evolución Romantic Style", "Te Quiero: Romantic Style in da World", "Romantic Style Parte 3: Desde La Esencia", "AOL Dejando Huellas", "Si te vas con él", "Contéstame el teléfono", "Te Quiero", "Te Quiero (Spanglish Version)"
    • nomination:
      • nominated to Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album - "Te Quiero: Romantic Style in da World"
      • nominated to Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song - "Te Quiero"
      • Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song - "Te Quiero"
    • official website:
  3. Flex a.k.a. Funkmaster Flex: Aston George Taylor, Jr. better known as Funkmaster Flex is an American hip hop DJ, rapper, musician and producer on New York City's Hot 97 radio station.
  4. Flex a.k.a. Flex Alexander: Mark Alexander Knox, better known as Flex Alexander or Flex, is an American actor, comedian and dancer.

There are other people with in their name, like Lex Flex, Busta Flex, Stine Flex, Farley Flex, Walter Flex, Flex Wheeler, Flex-Deon Blake, Flex der Biegsame, Hittespitter Flex and many others.


  1. Flex is a musical group.
    • albums: "Pasiklydę laike", "Dar daugiau..."
  2. Flex is a musical group.
    • album: "Shakin' Night Boogey"

There are other groups with in their name, like Re-Flex, Re*flex, Flex Camp, Funkmaster Flex & The Ghetto Celebs.


Flex is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.


  1. "Flex" is a 2000 video installation by the British video artist Chris Cunningham. It consists of a 15 minute film loop that endlessly depicts a naked man and woman floating in darkness, who by turns embrace and furiously beat one another, culminating in an act of anal sex during which they disappear in a blast of light. The film is set to an electronic soundtrack by Aphex Twin.
  2. "Flex": What goes down in O'Farrell's Gym? A little bit of working out... and a whole lot of sex. When Jason Hawke shows up aching for a workout he has no idea what he's going to have in store. New in town, he catches the eye of owner Kane O'Farrell, who's more than happy to give him a personalized tour. But first, he's got other clients to attend to. After a vigorous workout, muscle stud Ace Hanson needs a massage. Kane's more than happy to oblige with that and more.


  1. "Flex" is the third single from British rapper Dizzee Rascal's third studio album Maths + English, and ninth overall. The song reached #23 on the UK Singles Chart, while his previous single placed 1 higher at #22, but topped the UK Indie Singles Chart for 2 weeks, while his previous single topped it only for a week.
  2. "Flex" is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Lene Lovich, released in 1979 by Stiff Records. The album is produced by Lovich and Les Chappell with additional production by Roger Bechirian and Alan Winstanley. It was recorded at the Wisseloord Studios in Hilversum, Netherlands. She worked with Chappell and Judge Smith on writing the songs.
  3. "Flex" is an EP released in 2003 by New Zealand band, Pitch Black.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Flex" is a musical single of Dizzee Rascal.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  5. "Flex" is a musical single of The Party Boyz.
  6. "Flex" is a musical album of Komet.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  7. "Flex" is a composition.


Flex is a nightclub in Vienna. It is located between underground station Schottenring and Augartenbrücke. Flex has already been venue of many international and Austrian music acts and DJs, such as Pete Doherty, Juliette and the Licks and Arcade Fire. There have been Hundreds of visits from drum and bass DJs like: Pendulum, High Contrast, DJ Marky, Aphrodite, Patifee, DJ Hype, Logistics, Leopoi and it goes on. According to the annual rating of German music magazine Spex Flex has been among the best nightclubs in Europe for years. The soundsystem is also widely considered one of the best.


  1. Flex is an American bodybuilding magazine, published by American Media, Inc.
  2. flex a.k.a. Apache Flex, formerly Adobe Flex, is a software development kit for the development and deployment of cross-platform rich Internet applications based on the Adobe Flash platform. Initially developed by Macromedia and then acquired by Adobe Systems, Flex was donated by Adobe to the Apache Software Foundation in 2011 and promoted to a top-level project in December 2012.
  3. The FLEX single-tasking operating system was developed by Technical Systems Consultants of West Lafayette, Indiana, for the Motorola 6800 in 1976. The original version was for 8" floppy disks and the version for 5.25" floppies was called mini-Flex. It was also later ported to the Motorola 6809; that version was called Flex9. All versions were text-based and intended for use on display devices ranging from printing terminals like the Teletype Model 33 ASR to smart terminals. While no graphic displays were supported by TSC software, some hardware manufacturers supported elementary graphics and pointing devices.
  4. FLEX is a communications protocol developed by Motorola and used in many pagers. FLEX provides one-way communication only, but a related protocol called ReFLEX provides two-way messaging.
  5. Flex: In computing, the FLEX language was developed by Alan Kay in the late 1960s while exploring ideas that would later evolve into the Smalltalk programming language.
  6. FLEX: The FLuorescence EXplorer is a mission submitted to the European Space Agency in response to the Call for Ideas for Earth Explorer Core Missions. Recently it has been chosen to pass to pre-phase A.
    • also known as FLEX mission
  7. Flex is a school, educational institution.
  8. Flex is an educational institution, school.

Phrases with Flex

  1. Flex One's Muscles
  2. Rutiderma Flex
  3. Species Rutiderma Flex

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Flex

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Google previewApparel Manufacturing Technology (2016)

by T. Karthik, P. Ganesan, D. Gopalakrishnan

Self flex refers to the ability of cloth to support its own weight in each of two positions.

Resistance flex is the degree with which the fabric plane can be bent in one direction with an outside force other than the gravity of its own weight.

Google previewAdobe Flash Catalyst CS5 Classroom in a Book (2010)

by Adobe Creative Team

Adobe Flex is the opensource framework for both Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder. Adobe Flash Professional CS5 is an interactive multimedia content authoring environment for designers and developers who want pixelperfect typographic ...

Google previewDriving Like Crazy (2010)

Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-Bending, Celebrating America the Way It's Supposed To Be With an Oi by P. J. O'Rourke

The Flex is a huge improvement on station wagons of yore. There's no...

Google previewMod_perl Developer's Cookbook (2002)

by Geoffrey Young, Paul Lindner, Randy Kobes

Apache: : Session: :Flex is a unique class within Apache: : Session that allows you to specify which classes you want to...

The only requirement of Apache: : Session: :Flex is that the class that implements the new behavior has to exist under ...

Google previewReal-world Flash Game Development (2010)

How to Follow Best Practices and Keep Your Sanity by Christopher Griffith

Adobe Flex is a tool for creating Flash content outside the CS4 environment, based on a preset framework of...

Google previewFoundation ActionScript 3.0 for Flash and Flex (2009)

by Darren Richardson, Paul Milbourne

Put simply, Flex is a family of products that makes it easier for developers to create so-called rich Internet applications (RIAs).

Google previewDevelopment with the Platform (2009)

Building Business Applications in the Cloud by Jason Ouellette

Adobe Flex and Visualforce Adobe Flex is a rich client ...

Google previewSeismic Exploration for Sandstone Reservoirs (2012)

by N.A. Anstey

For equal thickness, the progression from snap to flex is the progression from quartzite through dolomite, sandstone and limestone to shale. Another comment concerns our increasing appreciation of the importance of fracture porosity.

Google previewWeb 2.0 Heroes (2008)

Interviews with 20 Web 2.0 Influencers by Bradley L. Jones

Flex is a programming language with an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). It compiles code to run in the Flash Player or Adobe AIR. If you are a programmer and you are familiar with Java or any of the OO [object-oriented] languages ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African-American Television (2005)

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks

Flex Alexander played Flex Washington, a television sportscaster and former National Basketball Association star who must ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Flex. (1) Flexible insulated cable for conducting electricity particularly for domestic equipment. (2) Bend usually with the implication that the degree of bending is within the elastic range so that a component returns to shape following removal of ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1915)

A New and Complete Dictionary ... by William Alexander Newman Dorland

Flex'or accesso'rius ...

Google previewLinux Dictionary

by Binh Nguyen

html flawfinder FLC FLEA flea flex flex flex examines source code and looks for security weaknesses Flawfinder searches through C/C++ source code looking for ...

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Usage statistics about flex

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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Quotes about Flex

Fighting a wolf with a flex stalk - either side is afraid of the other.
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Scrabble value of F4L1E1X8

The value of this 4-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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