- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
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.]
SP'ARKFUL, adjective Lively; brisk; gay.
1. Airy; gay.
2. Showy; well dressed; fine.
1. A spark.
2. A luminous particle.
SP'ARKLE, verb intransitive
1. To emit sparks; to send off small ignited particles; as burning fuel, etc.
2. To glitter; to glisten; as, a brilliant sparkles; sparkling colors.
3. To twinkle; to glitter; as sparkling stars.
4. To glisten; to exhibit an appearance of animation; as, the eyes sparkle with joy.
5. To emit little bubbles, as spirituous liquors; as sparkling wine.
SP'ARKLE, verb intransitive To throw about; to scatter. [Not in use.]
SP'ARKLER, noun He or that which sparkles; one whose eyes sparkle.
SP'ARKLET, noun A small spark.
SP'ARKLINESS, noun Vivacity. [Not in use.]
SP'ARKLING, participle present tense or adjective Emitting sparks; glittering; lively; as sparkling wine; sparkling eyes.
SP'ARKLINGLY, adverb With twinkling or vivid brilliancy.
SP'ARKLINGNESS, noun Vivid and twinkling luster.