lightning: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (līt'ning), [key]
— n., v., adj. -ninged, -ning,
- a brilliant electric spark discharge in the atmosphere, occurring within a thundercloud, between clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.
- to emit a flash or flashes of lightning (often used impersonally with it as subject): If it starts to lightning, we'd better go inside.
- of, pertaining to, or resembling lightning, esp. in regard to speed of movement: lightning flashes; lightning speed.
- lightning (Thesaurus)