[ noun ] (physics,electricity) abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Even in domains where detailed and predictive understanding is still lacking , but where some explanations are possible , as with lightning and weather and earthquakes , the appropriate kind of human_action has been more adequately indicated .(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)
Aggie might fly into a closet , shut the door and bury her head in the clothes ; he dared to wait for the lightning .
Lightning could strike you blind if you were a sinner !
Lightning might strike the steeples of the other churches ; not of Drew_Church .
The great spire shone as if the lightning had polished it .