Complete Definition of "spark"

English
wikipedia
Pronunciation
IPA|/spÉË(r)k/, SAMPA|/spA:(r)k/, AHD|spärk
audio|en-us-spark.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|ÉË(r)k

Homophones
SPARC

Noun
spark (plural sparks)

  1. A small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire.
  2. A short or small burst of electrical discharge.
  3. figuratively 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.
  4. (in plural sparks but treated as a singular) A ship's radio operator.

Synonyms
i-c|figurative: small amount of something|such as an idea|that has the potential to become something greater beginnings, germ, glimmer

Translations

trans-top|particle of glowing matter
Arabic: ARchar|شرارة unicode|(šará:ra) f
Bosnian: iskra#Bosnian|iskra f
Chinese: ç«è± (huÇhuÄ)
Dutch: vonk
Finnish: kipinä
French: étincelle f
German: Funke m
Hungarian: szikra
Italian: scintilla f
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Japanese: ç«è± (ã²ã°ãª, hibana)
Korean: ë¶ê½ (bulkkot)
Kurdish: KUchar|ÚÙâØ®ÙاخÙâ, KUchar|Ù¾ÚØ´ÙÚ¯
Norwegian:
*Bokmål: gnist m
*Nynorsk: gneiste m
Portuguese: faísca f
Russian: иÑкÑа (ískra) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: иÑкÑа#Serbian|иÑкÑа f
:Roman: iskra#Serbian|iskra f, varnica f, žižica f, žiža f
Spanish: chispa f
Swedish: gnista
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trans-top|burst of electrical discharge
Bosnian: iskra#Bosnian|iskra f
Finnish: kipinä
Norwegian:
*Bokmål: gnist m
*Nynorsk: gneiste m
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Russian: иÑкÑа (ískra) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: иÑкÑа#Serbian|иÑкÑа f
:Roman: iskra#Serbian|iskra f, varnica f
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trans-top|figurative: small amount of something, which has the potential to become something greater

Norwegian:
*Bokmål: gnist m
*Nynorsk: gneiste m
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trans-top|informal: ship's radio operator
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Norwegian: gnist m
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Russian: ÑлекÑÑик (non-slang), паÑлÑник (slang)
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Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
to spark (sparks sparking, sparked)

  1. (also spark off) To trigger (an argument, etc).

Intransitive verb
to spark (sparks sparking, sparked)

  1. To give off a spark or sparks.

Derived terms
bright spark
spark gap
spark knock
spark off
spark of life
spark plug
sparks fly

Related terms
sparkle

See also
w:spark|Wikipedia article on sparks


Faroese
Pronunciation
IPA|[spaÊk]

Noun
spark n

  1. kick

Declension
fo-decl-noun-n5|sp|a|rk|ø

Derived terms
sparka (to kick)
brotsspark (penalty kick)
fríspark (free kick)
hornaspark (corner kick)
málspark (goal kick)
neyðspark (when forced to kick the ball off)

Category:Faroese nouns
Category:fo:Football (Soccer)


Icelandic

Noun
spark n

  1. a kick

Derived terms
sparka

Category:Icelandic nouns

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Revision and Credits for"spark"
  • 2007-12-31 08:34 - SemperBlotto - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/Sonnet|Sonnet]] ([[User_talk:Sonnet|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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