- adj. 闪电的；快速的
- n. 闪电
- vi. 闪电
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
- lightning:  Etymologically, lightning is simply something that illuminates, or ‘lightens’, the sky. The word is a contraction of an earlier lightening, a derivative of lighten ‘make light’. The Old English word for ‘lightning’ was lēget, which is related to light. In Middle English it became leit, and later leiting, but in the 14th century lightning took over as the main form.
- lightning (n.)
- late 13c., present participle of lightnen "make bright," extended form of Old English lihting, from leht (see light (n.)). Meaning "cheap, raw whiskey" is attested from 1781, also sometimes "gin." Lightning bug is attested from 1778. Lightning rod from 1790.
- 1. It was unbelievably dramatic as lightning crackled all round the van.
- 2. Suddenly a bolt of lightning crackled through the sky.
- 3. There was frequent thunder and lightning, and torrential rain.
- 4. This highlights a problem faced by people proposing theories of ball lightning.
- 5. Pickers are bent double, plucking each flower with lightning speed.
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