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Lightning (IPA: /ˈɫaɪtnɪŋ/)

Lightning (n.)

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.

Lightning (n.)

The act of making bright, or the state of being made bright; enlightenment; brightening, as of the mental powers.

Lightning (vb. n.)



Atmospheric discharge of electricity


Good fathers weapon in mythology


Interceptor aircraft family


Proprietary computer bus and power connector by Apple Inc.


Free software

LIGHTNING (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Lightning Rhymes

Brightening, Frightening, Heightening, Lightning, Tightening, Whitening


Lightning (Last Name / Surname)

Lightning is the #88,685 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 209 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Lightning in Spanish is Relámpago

Tagalog Translation

Lightning in Tagalog is Kidlat

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (With Sazh speechless, Lightning succeeds in starting up the airship.)" - Final Fantasy XIII

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [about Beth] Strike her down now, God! Lightning bolts 'til she's good and crispy!" - Passions

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [brandishing a laser rifle at some technicians] FREEZE you bloody bastards! Deactivate the lightning field!" - Flash Gordon (film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [brings out a taser gun] You boys take one more step, you'll be pissing lightning bolts into next week." - Piranha 3D

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [getting the idea of Cruz and Lightning sharing their win] Yeah.. .heck of a win..." - Cars 3

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