2. A lover; a gallant; a beau.
(Spark), v. i. To sparkle. [Obs.] Spenser.
(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.
(Spark"er) n. A spark arrester.
(Spark"ful) a. Lively; brisk; gay. [Obs.] "Our sparkful youth." Camden.
1. Like a spark; airy; gay. W. Walsh.
2. Showy; well-dresed; fine. L'Estrange.
(Spar"kle) n. [Dim. of spark.]
1. A little spark; a scintillation.
As fire is wont to quicken and goChaucer.
From a sparkle sprungen amiss,
Till a city brent up is.
The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper.Prescott.
2. Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
(Spar"kle), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sparkled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sparkling ] [See Sparkle, n., Spark
1. To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit
flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.
A mantelet upon his shoulder hangingChaucer.
Bretful of rubies red, as fire sparkling.
2. To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
I see bright honor sparkle through your eyes.Milton.
3. To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
Syn. To shine; glisten; scintillate; radiate; coruscate; glitter; twinkle.
(Spar"kle), v. t. To emit in the form or likeness of sparks. "Did sparkle forth great light." Spenser.
(Spar"kle), v. t. [Cf. Sparble.]
1. To disperse. [Obs.]
The Landgrave hath sparkled his army without any further enterprise.State Papers.
2. To scatter on or over. [Obs.] Purchas.
(Spar"kler) n. One who scatters; esp., one who scatters money; an improvident person. [Obs.]
(Spar"kler), n. One who, or that which, sparkles.