Spark vs Mobile - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between spark and mobile

is that spark is a small particle of glowing matter, either molten or on fire or spark can be a gallant, a foppish young man while mobile is a sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other ().

As a verb spark

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

As an adjective mobile is

capable of being moved.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

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    mobile

    English

    (wikipedia mobile)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable of being moved.
  • By agency of mobile phones.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=An internet of airborne things, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine= citation
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.}}
  • Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom.
  • Mercury is a mobile liquid.
  • Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle.
  • (Testament of Love)
  • * Hawthorne
  • the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition
  • Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind.
  • mobile features
  • (biology) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.
  • Antonyms

    * fixed * immobile * sessile

    Derived terms

    * MASH * mobile library * mobile phone * mobile station

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other ().
  • A mobile phone ().
  • Something that can move.
  • Anagrams

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