Spark vs M - What's the difference?

spark | m |


As a noun spark

is a small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire or spark can be a gallant, a foppish young man.

As a verb spark

is to trigger, kindle into activity (an argument, etc) or spark can be to woo, court.

As a letter m is

the thirteenth letter of the.

As a symbol m is

meter (metre), the unit of length in the international system of units.

As a numeral m is

cardinal number one thousand (1000).

spark

English

(wikipedia spark)

Etymology 1

From Middle English sparke, sperke, from Old English spearca, from (etyl) ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • A small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire.
  • A short or small burst of electrical discharge.
  • A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle.
  • (figuratively) A small amount of something, such as an idea, that has the potential to become something greater, just as a spark can start a fire.
  • * Shakespeare
  • if any spark of life be yet remaining
  • * John Locke
  • We have here and there a little clear light, some sparks of bright knowledge .
  • * 2013 , Phil McNulty, "[http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/23830980]", BBC Sport , 1 September 2013:
  • Everton's Marouane Fellaini looks one certain arrival but Moyes, who also saw United held to a draw by Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday, needs even more of a spark in a midfield that looked laboured by this team's standards.
  • (in plural'' sparks ''but treated as a singular ) A ship's radio operator.
  • (UK, slang) An electrician.
  • Synonyms
    * gnast * beginnings, germ, glimmer
    Derived terms
    * sparkle * bright spark * spark arrester * spark coil * spark gap * spark knock * spark of life * spark plug * spark transmitter * sparks fly

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To trigger, kindle into activity (an argument, etc).
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 5 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=The introduction of substitute Andy Carroll sparked Liverpool into life and he pulled a goal back just after the hour - and thought he had equalised as Kenny Dalglish's side laid siege to Chelsea's goal in the closing stages.}}
  • To give off a spark or sparks.
  • Derived terms
    * spark off * sparkle

    Etymology 2

    probably Scandinavian, akin to (etyl) sparkr 'sprightly'

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gallant, a foppish young man.
  • * Prior
  • The finest sparks and cleanest beaux.
  • A beau, lover.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To woo, court.
  • Derived terms

    * sparkish * sparker

    References

    *

    Anagrams

    * ----

    m

    Translingual

    {{Basic Latin character info, previous=l, next=n, image= (wikipedia m)

    Etymology 1

    Modification of capital letter M, from (etyl) letter .

    Letter

  • The thirteenth letter of the .
  • See also

    (Latn-script) * (other scripts) * Turned:

    Etymology 2

    Various abbreviations.

    Symbol

    (Bilabial nasal) (head)
  • meter (metre), the unit of length in the International System of Units
  • milli-
  • .
  • mass
  • month or months
  • Etymology 3

    From upper case roman numeral M (1000), an alteration of ?, from ?, an alteration of ?, an alteration of ?, from encircling X (the roman numeral for ten) to indicate the hundredth ten.

    Alternative forms

    * M,

    Numeral

  • cardinal number one thousand (1000)
  • Synonyms
    *

    See also

    {{Letter , page=M , NATO=Mike , Morse=–– , Character=M , Braille=? }} Image:Latin M.png, Capital and lowercase versions of M , in normal and italic type Image:Fraktur letter M.png, Uppercase and lowercase M in Fraktur ----