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  1. light·ning
    IPA[ˈlītniNG]
  2. noun

    • 1. the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder:

      a tremendous flash of lightning
    • 2. a flash or discharge of lightning:

      the sky was a mass of black cloud out of which lightnings flashed

    adjective

    • 1. very quick:

      a lightning cure for his hangover
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: lightning, plural noun: lightnings

    • noun

      the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder:

      a flash or discharge of lightning:

    • adjective

      very quick:
    • noun

      a metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or other tall structure to divert lightning harmlessly into the ground.

      a person or thing that attracts a lot of criticism, especially in order to divert attention from more serious issues or to allow a more important public figure to appear blameless.

    • noun

      a rare and little known kind of lightning having the form of a moving globe of light several centimeters across which persists for periods of up to a minute.
    • noun

      lightning that is visible in the form of a branching line across the sky:
    • very quickly
    • noun

      illicit homemade whiskey, typically colorless and distilled from corn.
    • noun

      lightning with its brightness diffused by reflection within clouds.
    • noun

      another term for firefly
    • noun

      a flash or flashes of light seen near the horizon, especially on warm evenings, believed to be the reflection of distant lightning on high clouds.
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