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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sparkspɑrk(n.)

  1. an ignited or fiery particle such as is thrown off by burning wood or produced by one hard body striking against another.

  2. the light produced by a sudden discontinuous discharge of electricity through air or another dielectric. the discharge itself. any electric arc of relatively small energy content. the electric discharge produced by a spark plug in an internal-combustion engine.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Automotive

  3. anything that activates or stimulates; an inspiration or catalyst.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. a small amount or trace of something.

  5. a trace of life or vitality.

  6. animation; liveliness.

  7. sparks, (used with a sing. v.) Slang. a radio operator on a ship or aircraft.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. (v.i.)to emit or produce sparks.

  9. to issue as or like sparks.

  10. to send forth gleams or flashes.

  11. (of the ignition of an internal-combustion engine) to function correctly in producing sparks.

    Category: Automotive

  12. (v.t.)to kindle, animate, or stimulate:

    to spark someone's enthusiasm.

Origin of spark:

bef. 900; (n.) ME; OE spearca, c. MD, MLG sparke

spark′er(n.)

sparkspɑrk(n.)

  1. a lively, elegant, or foppish young man.

  2. a beau, lover, or suitor.

Origin of spark:

1565–75; perh. fig. use of spark1, or < ON sparkr quick, lively

spark′ish(adj.)

Sparkspɑrk(n.)

  1. Muriel (Sarah) (Camberg), born 1918, British novelist, born in Scotland.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flicker, spark, glint(noun)

    a momentary flash of light

  2. sparkle, twinkle, spark, light(noun)

    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

    "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

  3. discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge(noun)

    electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

  4. spark(noun)

    a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

    "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"

  5. Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark(noun)

    Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

  6. spark(verb)

    a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction

  7. trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)

    put in motion or move to act

    "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"

  8. spark, sparkle(verb)

    emit or produce sparks

    "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. spark(noun)ɑrk

    a quick flash of fire or electricity

    the spark that started the fire

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spark(noun)

    a small particle of fire or ignited substance which is emitted by a body in combustion

  2. Spark(noun)

    a small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle

  3. Spark(noun)

    that which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle

  4. Spark(noun)

    a brisk, showy, gay man

  5. Spark(noun)

    a lover; a gallant; a beau

  6. Spark(verb)

    to sparkle

  7. Spark(verb)

    to play the spark, beau, or lover

Freebase

  1. Spark

    Within the narrative of the fictional Transformers universe, a spark, also called an AllSpark, is usually the "soul" of a Transformer. In the Beast Machines television series, it was also a term used for the Transformers' afterlife. In the Transformers 2007 live action film, it is a cube-shaped artifact adorned with glyphs and designs which is capable of granting independent life to normal electronic and mechanical objects and is the source of life for all Transformers. In the Transformers Animated series, it shares a similar history and capabilities with its 2007 film counterpart, but resembles the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Usually, the Allspark is the main source of Energon, the "life-blood" of the Transformers race and "blood" of Primus. Energon is usually stored in devices caled Energon cubes. These devices are used by characters in the series, usually by the Decepticons, the main antagonists of the series. In the "Shattered Glass" universe, where the Decepticons are good and the Autobots are evil, the Transformers possess "embers" instead of sparks.


Translations for SPARK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

spark(noun)

a tiny red-hot piece thrown off by something burning, or when two very hard (eg metal) surfaces are struck together

Sparks were being thrown into the air from the burning building.

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