HyperDic: spark

English > 8 senses of the word spark / Spark:
NOUNeventspark, flicker, glinta momentary flash of light
attributespark, sparkle, twinkle, lightmerriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
phenomenonspark, discharge, arc, electric arc, electric dischargeelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
quantitysparka small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger
person Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah SparkScottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
objectsparka small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
VERBcreationspark, trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, trigger off, touch offput in motion or move to act
weatherspark, sparkleemit or produce sparks
spark / Spark > pronunciation
Soundsspaa'rk
Rhymesaardvark ... watermark: 41 rhymes with aark...
English > spark: 8 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA momentary flash of light.
Synonymsflicker, glint
BroaderflashA sudden intense burst of radiant energy
Spanishcentelleo
Verbssparkemit or produce sparks
English > spark: 8 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningmerriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance.
Example"he had a sparkle in his eye"
Synonymssparkle, twinkle, light
Broaderexpression, look, aspect, facial expression, faceThe feelings expressed on a person's face
vitality, verveAn energetic / energetic style
Spanishchispa
Catalanespurna, guspira
English > spark: 8 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
Meaningelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonymsdischarge, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
Narrowerbrush dischargeDischarge between electrodes creating visible streamers of ionized particles
corona discharge, corona, corposant, St. Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's fire, Saint Elmo's light, Saint Ulmo's fire, Saint Ulmo's light, electric glowAn electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
flashoverAn unintended electric discharge (as over or around an insulator)
Broaderelectrical conductionThe passage of electricity through a conductor / conductor
Spanisharco voltaico, chispa, descarga eléctrica
Catalanarc elèctric, arc
Verbssparkemit or produce sparks
English > spark: 8 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningA small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger.
Examples
  • "a spark of interest"
  • "a spark of decency"
Broadertrace, hint, tint, suggestionA just detectable amount
Verbssparkput in motion or move to act
English > Spark: 8 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningScottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918).
SynonymsMuriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark
Instance ofwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishMuriel Spark
CatalanMuriel Spark
English > spark: 8 senses > noun 6, object
MeaningA small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction.
BroaderfragmentA piece broken ... / broken off or cut ... / cut off of something else
Spanishchispa
Catalanespurna, guspira
Verbssparkemit or produce sparks
English > spark: 8 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningput in motion or move to act.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstrip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, trigger off, touch off
Cause tohappen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take placeCome to pass
Broaderinitiate, pioneerTake the lead or initiative in
Spanishaccionar, activar, desencadenar, provocar
Catalanaccionar, activar
Nounssparka small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger
English > spark: 8 senses > verb 2, weather
Meaningemit or produce sparks.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark"
Synonymsparkle
Broaderemit, give out, give offgive off, send forth, or discharge
Spanishchispear
Catalanespurnejar, guspirejar
Nounssparka momentary flash of light
sparka small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
sparkelectrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

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