Definition for SPARK

SPARK, n. [Sax. spearc; D. spartelen, to flutter, to sparkle; Dan. sparker, to wince or kick. The sense is that which shoots, darts off or scatters; probably allied to L. spargo and Russ. sverkayu.]

  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. – Pope.
  2. A small shining body or transient light. We have here and there a little clear light, and some sparks of bright knowledge. – Locke.
  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 of generosity.
  5. A brisk, showy, gay man. The finest sparks and cleanest beaux. – Prior.
  6. A lover.

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