lightning : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
- n the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere (or something resembling such a flash); can scintillate for a second or more
- Lightning is a serious menace to electrical apparatus.
- Chronic curiosity led Benjamin Franklin to fly a kite into a thunderstorm-he got a mild shock and proof that lightning is electrical.
- Many an unexplained crash of aircraft in stormy weather has called forth the theory that the plane was struck by lightning.
- Henry Paulson in Khaleej Times
What we've been doing here is moving, I think, with lightning speed to put necessary programs in place, to develop them, implement them, and then we need to monitor them while we're doing this,Paulson said at a recent forum in New York....
- Steve Yzerman in National Post
There is no easy fix,Yzerman said. "I don't sit up here with the notion that there is a magic wand I can wave and make changes, and we're a Stanley Cup contender. I plan on making the Lightning better for the upcoming season, but the...
- Barack Obama in ABC News
Under the cover of a large umbrella, Obama told thousands gathered that "a little bit of rain doesn't hurt anybody, but we don't want anybody being struck by lightning."