Definitions for Sparkspɑrk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an ignited or fiery particle such as is thrown off by burning wood or produced by one hard body striking against another.
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
anything that activates or stimulates; an inspiration or catalyst.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a small amount or trace of something.
a trace of life or vitality.
sparks, (used with a sing. v.) Slang. a radio operator on a ship or aircraft.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.i.)to emit or produce sparks.
to issue as or like sparks.
to send forth gleams or flashes.
(of the ignition of an internal-combustion engine) to function correctly in producing sparks.
(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
a lively, elegant, or foppish young man.
a beau, lover, or suitor.
Origin of spark:
1565–75; perh. fig. use of spark1, or < ON sparkr quick, lively
Muriel (Sarah) (Camberg), born 1918, British novelist, born in Scotland.
flicker, spark, glint(noun)
a momentary flash of light
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"
discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge(noun)
electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger
"a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"
Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark(noun)
Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
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"
emit or produce sparks
"A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a quick flash of fire or electricity
the spark that started the fire
a small particle of fire or ignited substance which is emitted by a body in combustion
a small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle
that which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle
a brisk, showy, gay man
a lover; a gallant; a beau
to play the spark, beau, or lover
Translations for Spark
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- faíscaPortuguese (BR)
- der FunkeGerman
- iskra, varnicaCroatian
- bunga apiIndonesian
- percikan apiMalay
- 火花Chinese (Trad.)
- іскра, спалахUkrainian
- شرارہ، چنگاریUrdu
- tia lửa, tia sángVietnamese
- 火花Chinese (Simp.)
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