(noun, verb)


1. a momentary flash of light

Similar word(s): flicker, glint

Definition categories: event, flash

2. merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

- he had a sparkle in his eye

Similar word(s): light, sparkle, twinkle

Definition categories: attribute, verve, vitality, aspect, expression, face, look

3. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

Similar word(s): arc, discharge

Definition categories: phenomenon

4. a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

- a spark of interest

- a spark of decency

Definition categories: quantity, hint, suggestion, tint, trace

5. Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

Definition categories: person

6. a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction

Definition categories: object, fragment


1. put in motion or move to act

Similar word(s): activate, actuate, trigger, trip

Definition categories: creation, initiate, pioneer

2. emit or produce sparks

- A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark

Similar word(s): sparkle

Definition categories: weather, emit