Loading...

American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search

Spark


SP'ARK, noun [The sense is that which shoots, darts off or scatters; probably allied to B. spargo.]

1. A small particle of fire or ignited substance, which is emitted from bodies in combustion, and which either ascends with the smoke, or is darted in another direction.

2. A small shining body or transient light. We have here and there a little clear light, and some sparks of bright knowledge.

3. A small portion of any thing active. If any spark of life is yet remaining.

4. A very small portion. If you have a spark or generosity.

5. A brisk, showy, gay man. The finest sparks and cleanest beaux.

6. A lover.

SP'ARK, verb intransitive To emit particles of fire; to sparkle. [Not in use.]