Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spark

6 senses of spark

Sense 1
flicker, spark, glint -- (a momentary flash of light)
       => flash -- (a sudden intense burst of radiant energy)

Sense 2
sparkle, twinkle, spark, light -- (merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes")
       => vitality, verve -- (an energetic style)
       => expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face -- (the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face")

Sense 3
discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge -- (electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field)
       => electrical conduction -- (the passage of electricity through a conductor)

Sense 4
spark -- (a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger; "a spark of interest"; "a spark of decency")
       => trace, hint, suggestion -- (a just detectable amount; "he speaks French with a trace of an accent")

Sense 5
Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark -- (Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918))
       INSTANCE OF=> writer, author -- (writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay))

Sense 6
spark -- (a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction)
       => fragment -- (a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spark

2 senses of spark

Sense 1
trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off -- (put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits")
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 2
spark, sparkle -- (emit or produce sparks; "A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

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