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spark 1

 (spärk)
n.
1. An incandescent particle, especially:
a. One thrown off from a burning substance.
b. One resulting from friction.
c. One remaining in an otherwise extinguished fire; an ember.
2. A glistening particle, as of metal.
3.
a. A flash of light, especially a flash produced by electric discharge.
b. A short pulse or flow of electric current.
4. A trace or suggestion, as:
a. A quality or feeling with latent potential; a seed or germ: the spark of genius.
b. A vital, animating, or activating factor: the spark of revolution.
5. sparks(used with a sing. verb) Informal A radio operator aboard a ship.
6. Electricity
a. The luminous phenomenon resulting from a disruptive discharge through an insulating material.
b. The discharge itself.
v. sparked, spark·ing, sparks
v.intr.
1. To give off sparks.
2. To operate correctly. Used of the ignition system of an internal-combustion engine.
v.tr.
1. To set in motion; activate: The incident sparked a controversy.
2. To rouse to action; spur: A cheering crowd sparked the runner to triumph.

[Middle English sparke, from Old English spearca. V., from Middle English sparken, from Old English spearcian.]

spark′er n.

spark 2

 (spärk) Archaic
n.
1. An elegantly dressed, highly self-conscious young man.
2. A male suitor; a beau.
v. sparked, spark·ing, sparks
v.tr.
To court or woo.
v.intr.
To court a woman or women.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin or from spark.]

spark′er n.

spark

(spɑːk)
n
1. a fiery particle thrown out or left by burning material or caused by the friction of two hard surfaces
2. (Electronics)
a. a momentary flash of light accompanied by a sharp crackling noise, produced by a sudden electrical discharge through the air or some other insulating medium between two points
b. the electrical discharge itself
c. (as modifier): a spark gap.
3. anything that serves to animate, kindle, or excite
4. a trace or hint: she doesn't show a spark of interest.
5. vivacity, enthusiasm, or humour
6. (Ceramics) a small piece of diamond, as used in the cutting of glass
vb
7. (intr) to give off sparks
8. (Automotive Engineering) (intr) (of the sparking plug or ignition system of an internal-combustion engine) to produce a spark
9. (often foll by: off) to kindle, excite, or animate
[Old English spearca; related to Middle Low German sparke, Middle Dutch spranke, Lettish spirgsti cinders, Latin spargere to strew]

spark

(spɑːk)
n
1. a fashionable or gallant young man
2. bright spark usually ironic Brit a person who appears clever or witty: some bright spark left the papers next to the open window.
vb
rare to woo (a person)
[C16 (in the sense: beautiful or witty woman): perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse sparkr vivacious]
ˈsparkish adj

Spark

(spɑːk)
n
(Biography) Dame Muriel (Sarah). 1918–2006, British novelist and writer; her novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Takeover (1976), A Far Cry from Kensington (1988), Symposium (1990), and The Finishing School (2004)

spark1

(spɑrk)

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.
a. the light produced by a sudden discontinuous discharge of electricity through air or another dielectric.
b. the discharge itself.
c. any electric arc of relatively small energy content.
d. the electric discharge produced by a spark plug in an internal-combustion engine.
3. anything that activates or stimulates; an inspiration or catalyst.
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.
v.i.
8. 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.
v.t.
12. to kindle, animate, or stimulate: to spark someone's enthusiasm.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English; Old English spearca, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German sparke]
spark′er, n.

spark2

(spɑrk)

n.
1. a lively, elegant, or foppish young man.
2. a beau, lover, or suitor.
[1565–75; perhaps figurative use of spark1, or < Old Norse sparkr quick, lively]
spark′ish, adj.

Spark

(spɑrk)

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

spark


Past participle: sparked
Gerund: sparking

Imperative
spark
spark
Present
I spark
you spark
he/she/it sparks
we spark
you spark
they spark
Preterite
I sparked
you sparked
he/she/it sparked
we sparked
you sparked
they sparked
Present Continuous
I am sparking
you are sparking
he/she/it is sparking
we are sparking
you are sparking
they are sparking
Present Perfect
I have sparked
you have sparked
he/she/it has sparked
we have sparked
you have sparked
they have sparked
Past Continuous
I was sparking
you were sparking
he/she/it was sparking
we were sparking
you were sparking
they were sparking
Past Perfect
I had sparked
you had sparked
he/she/it had sparked
we had sparked
you had sparked
they had sparked
Future
I will spark
you will spark
he/she/it will spark
we will spark
you will spark
they will spark
Future Perfect
I will have sparked
you will have sparked
he/she/it will have sparked
we will have sparked
you will have sparked
they will have sparked
Future Continuous
I will be sparking
you will be sparking
he/she/it will be sparking
we will be sparking
you will be sparking
they will be sparking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sparking
you have been sparking
he/she/it has been sparking
we have been sparking
you have been sparking
they have been sparking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sparking
you will have been sparking
he/she/it will have been sparking
we will have been sparking
you will have been sparking
they will have been sparking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sparking
you had been sparking
he/she/it had been sparking
we had been sparking
you had been sparking
they had been sparking
Conditional
I would spark
you would spark
he/she/it would spark
we would spark
you would spark
they would spark
Past Conditional
I would have sparked
you would have sparked
he/she/it would have sparked
we would have sparked
you would have sparked
they would have sparked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spark - a momentary flash of lightspark - a momentary flash of light    
flash - a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
2.spark - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenancespark - 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"
verve, vitality - an energetic style
expression, look, face, facial expression, aspect - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
3.spark - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric fieldspark - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
brush discharge - discharge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corposant, electric glow, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, St. Elmo's fire, corona - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashover - an unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
electrical conduction - the passage of electricity through a conductor
4.spark - a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"
trace, suggestion, hint - a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"
5.Spark - Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
6.spark - a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
Verb1.spark - put in motion or move to actspark - put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
initiate, pioneer - take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants"
2.spark - emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
give out, emit, give off - give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

spark

noun
1. flicker, flash, gleam, glint, spit, flare, scintillation Sparks flew in all directions.
2. trace, hint, scrap, atom, jot, vestige, scintilla Even Oliver felt a tiny spark of excitement.
verb
1. (often with off) start, stimulate, provoke, excite, inspire, stir, trigger (off), set off, animate, rouse, prod, precipitate, kick-start, set in motion, kindle, touch off What was it that sparked your interest in motoring?

spark 1

noun
1. A sudden quick light:
2. A source of further growth and development:

spark 2

verb
To attempt to gain the affection of:
Informal: romance.
Translations
شَرارَهشَرَّارَةقَدْحَه كهرُبائِيَّهوَمْضَه مِنيُرْسِلُ شَرَرا
jiskrajiskřičkajiskřitpodnítitroznítit
gnistgnistreudløseglimtglimte
kipinä
iskra
szikrasziporka
koma af staîneistirafneistiskjóta neistumsnefill, vottur
火花
불꽃
kibirkščiuotikibirkštėlėkibirkštis
dzirksteledzirksteļotdzirkstītdzirkstsizraisīt
dať podnetiskravýboj
iskra
gnista
ประกายไฟ
kıvılcımkıvılcım çıkarmak/saçmakneden olmakbaşlatmakelektrik kıvılcımı
tia lửa

spark

[spɑːk]
A. N
1. (from fire, Elec) → chispa f
to make the sparks flyprovocar una bronca
they struck sparks off each otherpor efecto mutuo hacían chispear el ingenio
see also bright C
2. (= trace, hint) → pizca f
the book hasn't a spark of interestel libro no tiene ni pizca de interés
there's not a spark of life about itno tiene ni un átomo de vida
3. sparks (Naut) → telegrafista mf (Cine, TV) → iluminista mf (Elec) → electricista mf
B. VT (also spark off) → provocar
D. CPD spark gap Nentrehierro m
spark plug N (Aut) → bujía f

spark

[ˈspɑːrk]
n
(from fire, fireworks)étincelle f
(produced by electric current)étincelle f
(fig) [interest, enthusiasm, excitement] → étincelle f; [imagination] → touche f
to ignite a spark of interest in sb → susciter une étincelle d'intérêt chez qn
vi [fire, wire] → faire des étincelles
vt
[+ fire] → déclencher
[+ riot, crisis, row, debate] → déclencher; [+ interest] → éveiller
spark off
vt sep [+ riot, revolution, crisis, row] → déclenchersparking plug nbougie f

spark

n
(from fire, Elec) → Funke m; (fig: = glimmer) → Fünkchen nt, → Funke(n) m; not a spark of lifekein Fünkchen Leben, kein Lebensfunke; a spark of interestein Fünkchen or Funke(n) Interesse; a few sparks of wit toward(s) the end of the speechein paar geistreiche Bemerkungen am Ende der Rede; when the sparks start to fly (fig)wenn die Funken anfangen zu fliegen
(dated inf, = person) → Stutzer m (dated); a bright spark (iro)ein Intelligenzbolzen m (iro); (clumsy) → ein Tollpatsch m
vt (also spark off)entzünden; explosionverursachen; (fig)auslösen; quarrelentfachen; interest, enthusiasmwecken; to spark a fireein Feuer entzünden or entfachen; (by accident) → ein Feuer auslösen or verursachen
viFunken sprühen; (Elec) → zünden

spark

:
spark coil
nZündspule f
spark gap
nFunkenstrecke f

spark

[spɑːk]
1. n (from fire) → scintilla (fig) there wasn't a spark of life in the batteryla batteria non dava segni di vita
he didn't show a spark of interest → non ha mostrato il benché minimo interesse
bright spark (iro) → genio
2. vt (also spark off) (debate, quarrel, revolt) → provocare; (interest) → suscitare

spark

(spaːk) noun
1. 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.
2. an electric current jumping across a gap. a spark from a faulty light-socket.
3. a trace (eg of life, humour). a spark of enthusiasm.
verb
1. to give off sparks.
2. (often with off) to start (a row, disagreement etc). Their action sparked off a major row.

spark

شَرَّارَة jiskra gnist Funke σπίθα chispa kipinä étincelle iskra scintilla 火花 불꽃 vonk gnist iskra centelha искра gnista ประกายไฟ kıvılcım tia lửa 火花
References in classic literature ?
And he looked as if he would keep his word, as he clenched his hands with a wrathful spark in his eyes.
In something he had written as a school boy she thought she had recognized the spark of genius and wanted to blow on the spark.
His mission was to administer the consolations of religion to any of the prostrate figures in whom there might yet linger a spark of life.
I suppose I now read into our situation a clearness it couldn't have had at the time, for I seem to see our poor eyes already lighted with some spark of a prevision of the anguish that was to come.
Then there you lie like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal.
The vast castle loomed black upon the hilltop, not a spark visible about it.
The wonderful turmoil went on--presently a bright spark sprung from a blade, and that blade broken in several pieces, sent one of its fragments flying to the ceiling.
When we was three or four hundred yards down- stream we see the lantern show like a little spark at the texas door for a second, and we knowed by that that the rascals had missed their boat, and was beginning to understand that they was in just as much trouble now as Jim Turner was.
Her narrow, humdrum existence bloomed under the dews that fell from this fresh spirit; her dullness brightened under the kindling touch of the younger mind, took fire from the "vital spark of heavenly flame" that seemed always to radiate from Rebecca's presence.
My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!
We are, and must be, one and all, burdened with faults in this world: but the time will soon come when, I trust, we shall put them off in putting off our corruptible bodies; when debasement and sin will fall from us with this cumbrous frame of flesh, and only the spark of the spirit will remain,--the impalpable principle of light and thought, pure as when it left the Creator to inspire the creature: whence it came it will return; perhaps again to be communicated to some being higher than man--perhaps to pass through gradations of glory, from the pale human soul to brighten to the seraph
Afterwards, they dried and combed her beautiful hair, and gave her a pair of enormous slippers, and wheeled her to the fire; and I left her, as merry as she could be, dividing her food between the little dog and Skulker, whose nose she pinched as he ate; and kindling a spark of spirit in the vacant blue eyes of the Lintons - a dim reflection from her own enchanting face.