spark: Meaning and Definition of
- an ignited or fiery particle such as is thrown off by burning wood or produced by one hard body striking against another.
- Also called
- 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.
- anything that activates or stimulates; inspiration or catalyst.
- a small amount or trace of something.
- a trace of life or vitality.
- a radio operator on a ship or aircraft.
- (usually cap.) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is five years of age.
- 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.
- to kindle, animate, or stimulate (interest, activity, spirit, etc.): These bright students have sparked her enthusiasm for teaching. The arrival of the piano player really sparked the party.
- a gay, elegant, or foppish young man.
- a beau, lover, or suitor.
- a woman of outstanding beauty, charm, or wit.
- (older use). to woo; court.
- (older use). to engage in courtship; woo.
- born 1918, British novelist and writer, born in Scotland.
- spark (Thesaurus)