Sparks



noun
1.
Jared
[jair-id] /ˈdʒɛər ɪd/ (Show IPA), 1789–1866, U.S. historian and editor.
2.
a city in W Nevada, E of Reno.
noun
1.
an ignited or fiery particle such as is thrown off by burning wood or produced by one hard body striking against another.
2.
Also called sparkover. Electricity.

the light produced by a sudden discontinuous discharge of electricity through air or another dielectric.
the discharge itself.
any electric arc of relatively small energy content.
the electric discharge produced by a spark plug in an internal-combustion engine.

3.
anything that activates or stimulates; inspiration or catalyst.
4.
a small amount or trace of something.
5.
a trace of life or vitality.
6.
sparks, (used with a singular verb) Slang. a radio operator on a ship or aircraft.
7.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is five years of age.
verb (used without object)
8.
to emit or produce sparks.
9.
to issue as or like sparks.
10.
to send forth gleams or flashes.
11.
(of the ignition of an internal-combustion engine) to function correctly in producing sparks.
verb (used with object)
12.
to kindle, animate, or stimulate (interest, activity, spirit, etc.):
These bright students have sparked her enthusiasm for teaching. The arrival of the piano player really sparked the party.
noun
1.
a gay, elegant, or foppish young man.
2.
a beau, lover, or suitor.
3.
a woman of outstanding beauty, charm, or wit.
verb (used with object)
4.
Informal: Older Use. to woo; court.
verb (used without object)
5.
Informal: Older Use. to engage in courtship; woo.
noun (functioning as sing) (informal)
1.
an electrician
2.
a radio officer, esp on a ship
noun
1.
a fiery particle thrown out or left by burning material or caused by the friction of two hard surfaces
2.

a momentary flash of light accompanied by a sharp crackling noise, produced by a sudden electrical discharge through the air or some other insulating medium between two points
the electrical discharge itself
(as modifier): a spark gap

3.
anything that serves to animate, kindle, or excite
4.
a trace or hint: she doesn’t show a spark of interest
5.
vivacity, enthusiasm, or humour
6.
a small piece of diamond, as used in the cutting of glass
verb
7.
(intransitive) to give off sparks
8.
(intransitive) (of the sparking plug or ignition system of an internal-combustion engine) to produce a spark
9.
(transitive) often foll by off. to kindle, excite, or animate
noun (rare)
1.
a fashionable or gallant young man
2.
(Brit) generally (ironic) bright spark, a person who appears clever or witty: some bright spark left the papers next to the open window
verb
3.
(rare) to woo (a person)
noun
1.
Dame Muriel (Sarah). 1918–2006, British novelist and writer; her novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Takeover (1976), A Far Cry from Kensington (1988), Symposium (1990), and The Finishing School (2004)
spank the monkey

language
Fortran superset, used in Fundamentals of Data Structures, E. Horowitz & S. Sahni, Computer Science Press 1976.
(2007-03-21)
see: make the sparks fly

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