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Definition of Lightning


  1. A discharge of atmospheric electricity, accompanied by a vivid flash of light, commonly from one cloud to another, sometimes from a cloud to the earth. The sound produced by the electricity in passing rapidly through the atmosphere constitutes thunder.
  2. The act of making bright, or the state of being made bright; enlightenment; brightening, as of the mental powers.
  3. Lightening.

Lightning Quotations

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

Electricity is really just organized lightning.
George Carlin

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Clint Eastwood

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Mark Twain

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Lightning Translations

lightning in Danish is lyn
lightning in Dutch is bliksem, schicht, flits, hemelvuur
lightning in Finnish is salama
lightning in German is Blitz, Blitzen, Blitz
lightning in Italian is baleno, lampeggiare, fulmine
lightning in Norwegian is lyn
lightning in Swedish is blixt
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