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Spark vs. Ember

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Sparknoun

A small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire.

Embernoun

A glowing piece of coal or wood.

Sparknoun

A short or small burst of electrical discharge.

Embernoun

Smoldering ash.

Sparknoun

A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle.

Emberadjective

Making a circuit of the year or the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year, as certain religious days set apart for fasting and prayer.

‘ember fasts’; ‘ember days’; ‘ember weeks’;

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Sparknoun

(figuratively) A small amount of something, such as an idea or romantic affection, that has the potential to become something greater, just as a spark can start a fire.

Embernoun

A lighted coal, smoldering amid ashes; - used chiefly in the plural, to signify mingled coals and ashes; the smoldering remains of a fire.

‘He takes a lighted ember out of the covered vessel.’;

Sparknoun

(in plural sparks but treated as a singular) A ship's radio operator.

Emberadjective

Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as, ember fasts.

Sparknoun

An electrician.

Embernoun

a hot glowing or smouldering fragment of wood or coal left from a fire

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Sparknoun

A gallant, a foppish young man.

Embernoun

a small piece of burning or glowing coal or wood in a dying fire

‘the dying embers in the grate’; ‘the flickering embers of nationalism’;

Sparknoun

A beau, lover.

Ember

An ember is a glowing, hot coal made of greatly heated wood, coal, or other carbon-based material that remain after, or sometimes precede, a fire. Embers can glow very hot, sometimes as hot as the fire which created them.

Sparkverb

To trigger, kindle into activity (an argument, etc).

Sparkverb

(transitive) To light; to kindle.

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Sparkverb

(intransitive) To give off a spark or sparks.

Sparkverb

(intransitive) To woo, court; to act the gallant or beau.

Sparknoun

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.’;

Sparknoun

A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle.

Sparknoun

That which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle.

‘We have here and there a little clear light, some sparks of bright knowledge.’; ‘Bright gem instinct with music, vocal spark.’;

Sparknoun

A brisk, showy, gay man.

‘The finest sparks and cleanest beaux.’;

Sparknoun

A lover; a gallant; a beau.

Sparkverb

To sparkle.

Sparkverb

To produce, or give off, sparks, as a dynamo at the commutator when revolving under the collecting brushes.

Sparkverb

To play the spark, beau, or lover.

‘A sure sign that his master was courting, or, as it is termed, sparking, within.’;

Sparknoun

a momentary flash of light

Sparknoun

brightness and animation of countenance;

‘he had a sparkle in his eye’;

Sparknoun

electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

Sparknoun

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

‘a spark of interest’; ‘a spark of decency’;

Sparknoun

Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

Sparknoun

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

Sparkverb

put in motion or move to act;

‘trigger a reaction’; ‘actuate the circuits’;

Sparkverb

emit or produce sparks;

‘A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark’;

Sparknoun

a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight in ashes, or produced by striking together two hard surfaces such as stone or metal

‘a log fire was sending sparks on to the rug’; ‘angry sparks were flashing in her eyes’;

Sparknoun

a small flash of light produced by a sudden disruptive electrical discharge through the air

‘there was a spark of light’;

Sparknoun

an electrical discharge that ignites the explosive mixture in an internal combustion engine.

Sparknoun

a small amount of a quality or intense feeling

‘a tiny spark of anger flared within her’;

Sparknoun

a sense of liveliness and excitement

‘there was a spark between them at their first meeting’;

Sparknoun

used as a nickname for a radio operator or an electrician, especially in the armed forces

‘I know a Sparks so I'll get him to look over it’;

Sparknoun

a lively young man.

Sparkverb

emit sparks of fire or electricity

‘the ignition sparks as soon as the gas is turned on’;

Sparkverb

produce sparks at the point where an electric circuit is interrupted.

Sparkverb

ignite

‘the explosion sparked a fire’;

Sparkverb

provide the stimulus for (an event or process)

‘the trial sparked a furious row’; ‘the severity of the plan sparked off street protests’;

Sparkverb

engage in courtship

‘he went a sparking among the rosy country girls’;

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