3 electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field [syn: discharge, 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: Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark]
6 a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction
1 put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits" [syn: trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, trigger off, touch off]
2 emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark" [syn: sparkle]
- /spɑː(r)k/, /spA:(r)k/,
- Rhymes with: -ɑː(r)k
- A small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire.
- A short or small burst of electrical discharge.
- A small amount of something, such as an idea, that has the potential to become something greater, just as a spark can start a fire.
- (in plural sparks but treated as a singular) A ship's radio operator.
particle of glowing matter
- Bosnian: iskra
- Chinese: 火花 (huǒhuā)
- Dutch: vonk
- Finnish: kipinä
- French: étincelle
- German: Funke
- Hungarian: szikra
- Italian: scintilla
- Japanese: 火花 (ひばな, hibana)
- Korean: 불꽃 (bulkkot)
- Kurdish: ,
- Portuguese: faísca
- Russian: искра (ískra)
- Spanish: chispa
- Swedish: gnista
burst of electrical discharge
figurative: small amount of something, which has the potential to become something greater
informal: ship's radio operator
Etymology 2probably Scandinavian, akin to sparkr 'sprightly'
A Spark is a small airborne ember or particle of glowing, hot metal.
Spark may also refer to:
- a momentary electrostatic discharge
In computer sciences:
In computer games:
- Spark Unlimited, a game developer
In corporate usage:
- Spark Infrastructure, an investor in Australian infrastructure assets
- Spark, an open source, cross-platform instant messaging client optimized for businesses and organizations
- The Spark (website), a defunct humor web site
Spark is the name of:
spark in Czech: Spark
spark in Dutch: Spark
spark in Japanese: スパーク
spark in Polish: Iskra (ujednoznacznienie)
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