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8 definitions found
 for spark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spark \Spark\, n. [OE. sparke, AS. spearca; akin to D. spark,
     sperk; cf. Icel. spraka to crackle, Lith. sprag["e]ti, Gr. ?
     a bursting with a noise, Skr. sph?rj to crackle, to thunder.
     Cf. Speak.]
     1. A small particle of fire or ignited substance which is
        emitted by a body in combustion.
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              Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
                                                    --Job v. 7.
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     2. A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle.
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     3. That which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or
        into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle. "If
        any spark of life be yet remaining." --Shak. "Small
        intellectual spark." --Macaulay. "Vital spark of heavenly
        flame." --Pope.
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              We have here and there a little clear light, some
              sparks of bright knowledge.           --Locke.
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              Bright gem instinct with music, vocal spark.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     Spark arrester, a contrivance to prevent the escape of
        sparks while it allows the passage of gas, -- chiefly used
        in the smokestack of a wood-burning locomotive. Called
        also spark consumer. [U.S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spark \Spark\, n. [Icel. sparkr lively, sprightly.]
     1. A brisk, showy, gay man.
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              The finest sparks and cleanest beaux. --Prior.
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     2. A lover; a gallant; a beau.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spark \Spark\, v. i.
     1. To sparkle. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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     2. (Elec.) To produce, or give off, sparks, as a dynamo at
        the commutator when revolving under the collecting
        brushes.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spark \Spark\, v. i.
     To play the spark, beau, or lover.
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           A sure sign that his master was courting, or, as it is
           termed, sparking, within.                --W. Irwing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  electric current \electric current\, electrical current
  \electrical current\,
     the movement of electrically charged particles, atoms, or
     ions, through solids, liquids, gases, or free space; the term
     is usually used of relatively smooth movements of electric
     charge through conductors, whether constant or variable.
     Sudden movements of charge are usually referred to by other
     terms, such as spark or lightning or discharge. In
     metallic conductors the electric current is usually due to
     movement of electrons through the metal. The current is
     measured as the rate of movement of charge per unit time, and
     is counted in units of amperes. As a formal definition, the
     direction of movement of electric current is considered as
     the same as the direction of movement of positive charge, or
     in a direction opposite to the movement of negative charge.
     Electric current may move constantly in a single direction,
     called direct current (abbreviated DC), or may move
     alternately in one direction and then the opposite direction,
     called alternating current (abbreviated AC).
     [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spark
      n 1: a momentary flash of light [syn: flicker, spark,
           glint]
      2: 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" [syn: sparkle, twinkle,
         spark, light]
      3: electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric
         field [syn: discharge, spark, arc, electric arc,
         electric discharge]
      4: a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might
         become stronger; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency"
      5: Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918) [syn:
         Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah
         Spark]
      6: a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning
         material or by friction
      v 1: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction";
           "actuate the circuits" [syn: trip, actuate, trigger,
           activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off,
           touch off]
      2: emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by
         a storm, can continue to spark" [syn: spark, sparkle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  217 Moby Thesaurus words for "spark":
     AC arc, Beau Brummel, Poulsen arc, abettor, activate, actuate,
     actuator, address, animate, animator, aperiodic discharge, arc,
     arc column, arc discharge, atom, bake, be in heat, beau, begin,
     blade, blaze, blink, blinking, blood, bloom, boil, boulevardier,
     bring about, broil, brush discharge, bud, burn, cajoler, cast,
     chase, choke, clotheshorse, coax, coaxer, combust, compel, cook,
     coruscate, coruscation, court, coxcomb, dandy, dash, discharge,
     disruptive discharge, dude, electric discharge, electric shock,
     electric spark, electrify, electrodeless discharge, embryo,
     encourager, energize, energizer, enkindle, esquire, excite,
     exquisite, fashion plate, fine gentleman, fire, firefly, firer,
     flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker, flush, follow, fop,
     force, foster, fribble, fry, gadfly, gallant, galvanic shock,
     galvanize, galvanizer, gasp, germ, gleam, glimmer, glimmering,
     glint, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glow,
     glow discharge, glowworm, hint, idea, ignite, impel, impeller,
     incandesce, inducer, initiate, inspire, inspirer, inspirit,
     intimation, iota, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, kindle, lady-killer,
     lay siege to, lick, light the fuse, look, macaroni, make suit to,
     make up to, man-about-town, masher, motivate, move, move to action,
     mover, moving spirit, nucleus, oscillatory discharge, pant, parch,
     pay attention to, pay court to, persuader, pleader, precipitate,
     prime mover, promote, prompter, propel, provoke, puppy, pursue,
     radiate heat, roast, scald, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation,
     scorch, seethe, serenade, set in motion, set off, shade, shadow,
     shimmer, shimmer with heat, shimmering, shock, silent discharge,
     simmer, sip, smack, smattering, smell, smolder, smother, soupcon,
     spangle, spark gap, spark plug, sparker, sparkle, speck, sport,
     sprinkling, squire, start up, steam, stew, stifle, stimulate,
     stimulator, stroboscopic light, sue, suffocate, suggestion, sup,
     suspicion, swain, sweat, sweetheart, swell, swelter, taste,
     tempter, thought, tincture, tinge, tinsel, toast, touch, touch off,
     trace, trigger, twinkle, twinkling, vestige, wheedler, whit, woo,
     wooer
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  SPARK
  
      An annotated subset of Ada supported by tools
     supplied by Praxis Critical Systems (originally by PVL).
  
     http://sparkada.com)">(http://sparkada.com).
  
     (2001-07-12)
  

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