mankind's greatest invention. summarizes boring books high school students have to read in little paragrpahs for every chapter (or act, if its a play), you can rerad the enitre book in less than half hour, get the idea of what it's about, pass the test, and not waste time actually reading the book.
also offers study guides for other subjects, such as math, history, science, etc.
Oh shit. I have a test on Macbeth tomorrow. Sparknotes to the rescue!
by SexyLexie May 09, 2007
verb- to sparknote is: to use the resourses conveniently allocated at the website to help one quickly absorb critical information on a piece of literature or reading material (that was either too stupid, too long, too boring, or one was just too stinking lazy to read) in order to allow the recieving of a good grade on the test or evaluation for the corresponding piece of literature.

Usage Note: The time at which one typically partakes in the act of sparknoting is usually in close proximity to the time of the test or evaluation, moreover, the night prior.
Yo dude! I didn't even read To Kill a Mockingbird. All I did was spaknote it and i got a 100% on the test.

Man, Great Expectatiions is huge. Charles Dickens really needed to learn how to be more concise. I am definately going to have to sparknote this one.

Dude, the test is in two days and you haven't even turned a page. You are gonna get the shaft if you don't sparknote it.
by Shoelace July 09, 2004
A lazy student's best guide to getting out of wasting 5 hours a night to read some lame ass book.Pretty much the act of reading a book summary.
Matthew:Oh shit! I forgot to read my book for English class!
Me:Spark Notes that shit in second period yo.
by JizzyJan December 07, 2009
A website that enables one who read the book to further enhance their understanding of said book. This website helps us to... ah who am I kidding?

Sparknotes is man's best friend. Hell, it helped man graduate from high school.

Everyone uses it. Everyone loves it. 'nuff said.
Person 1: Hey man, you ready for the Huckleberry Finn test tomorrow?
Person 2: Aw shit man, I completely forgot about that! I didn't even start reading!
-10 minutes later-
Person 2: Hell yeah! I'm gonna rape that test tomorrow! ILOVEYOU SPARKNOTES!
by roflolmaocopter February 06, 2011
verb, to use spark notes, usually to cheat on a book report or essay in school
I'm going spark note my book report for A Tale Of Two Cities
by Not Claude September 17, 2006
A site for useless slackers that would rather sit around all day and procrastinate than simply do their work. Those that use Spark Notes are generally fuckheads that sit around on their couches and smoke pot all day.
"I got my whole essay done using Spark Notes!"

"Congratulations you fucking slacking queef."
by asfioasfjkl;asdklasfhasd May 04, 2009
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