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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 spark /ˈspɑrk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. “If any spark of life be yet remaining.” --Shak. “Small intellectual spark.” --Macaulay. “Vital spark of heavenly flame.” --Pope.
    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. [U.S.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spark, n.
 1. A brisk, showy, gay man.
    The finest sparks and cleanest beaux.   --Prior.
 2. A lover; a gallant; a beau.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spark, v. i.
 1. To sparkle. [Obs.]
 2. Elec. To produce, or give off, sparks, as a dynamo at the commutator when revolving under the collecting brushes.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spark, v. i. To play the spark, beau, or lover.
    A sure sign that his master was courting, or, as it is termed, sparking, within.   --W. Irwing.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a momentary flash of light [syn: flicker, glint]
      2: brightness and animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle
         in his eye" [syn: sparkle, light]
      3: electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric
         field [syn: discharge, arc, electric arc, electric
      4: a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might
         become stronger; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of
      5: Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918) [syn: Muriel
         Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark]
      6: a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by
         burning material or by friction
      v 1: put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate
           the circuits" [syn: trip, actuate, trigger, activate,
            set off, spark off, trigger off, touch off]
      2: emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down
         by a storm, can continue to spark" [syn: sparkle]