Spark

Definition of Spark

n.1.A small particle of fire or ignited substance which is emitted by a body in combustion.
Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
- Job v. 7.
2.A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle.
3.That which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle.
We have here and there a little clear light, some sparks of bright knowledge.
- Locke.
Bright gem instinct with music, vocal spark.
- Wordsworth.
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.
1.A brisk, showy, gay man.
The finest sparks and cleanest beaux.
- Prior.
2.A lover; a gallant; a beau.
v. i.1.To sparkle.
2.(Elec.) To produce, or give off, sparks, as a dynamo at the commutator when revolving under the collecting brushes.
1.To play the spark, beau, or lover.
A sure sign that his master was courting, or, as it is termed, sparking, within.
- W. Irwing.

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