Meaning of LIGHTNING in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈlaɪtnɪŋ ]

n. & adj. --n. a flash of bright light produced by an electric discharge between clouds or between clouds and the ground. --attrib.adj. very quick (with lightning speed). ølightning-conductor (or -rod) a metal rod or wire fixed to an exposed part of a building or to a mast to divert lightning into the earth or sea. lightning strike a strike by workers at short notice, esp. without official union backing. [ME, differentiated from lightening, verbal noun f. LIGHTEN(2)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.