What does electric mean?

Definitions for electric
ɪˈlɛk trɪkelec·tric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. electric, electric automobile, electric car(adj)

    a car that is powered by electricity

  2. electric, electrical(adj)

    using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity

    "electric current"; "electric wiring"; "electrical appliances"; "an electrical storm"

  3. electric(adj)

    (of a situation) exceptionally tense

    "an atmosphere electric with suspicion"

  4. electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising(adj)

    affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling

    "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"

Wiktionary

  1. electric(Noun)

    Electricity.

  2. electric(Noun)

    An electric car.

  3. electric(Noun)

    A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.

  4. electric(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.

  5. electric(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.

  6. electric(Adjective)

    Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.

  7. electric(Adjective)

    Drawing electricity from an external source; not battery-operated; corded.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electric(adj)

    alt. of Electrical

  2. Electric(noun)

    a nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity

Freebase

  1. Electric

    Electric is the pivotal third album by The Cult. Released in 1987, the album marked a deliberate stylistic change in the band from a Gothic rock to a hard rock band. Rick Rubin, the producer on Electric, had been specifically hired to remake the band's sound in an effort to capitalize on the popularity of hard rock and heavy metal in the 1980s. The album was featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Electric

    e-lek′trik, adj. pertaining to or produced by electricity.—n. any electric substance: a non-conductor of electricity, as amber, glass, &c.—adj. Elec′trical.—adv. Elec′trically.—ns. Elec′tric-eel (see Gymnotus); Electri′cian, one who studies, or is versed in, the science of electricity; Electric′ity, name of the cause of certain phenomena of attraction and repulsion: the phenomena themselves: the science which investigates the nature and laws of these phenomena.—adj. Elec′trifīable.—n. Electrificā′tion.—v.t. Elec′trify, to communicate electricity to: to excite suddenly: to astonish: to adapt to electricity as the motive power:—pa.p. elec′trified.n. Elec′trisation.—v.t. Elec′trīse, to electrify.—ns. Elec′trode, either of the poles of a galvanic battery; Elec′trolier, a device for suspending a group of incandescent lamps; Elec′trum, amber: an alloy of gold and silver.—Electric railway, a railway on which electricity is the motive-power; Electric spark, one of the forms in which accumulated electricity discharges itself; Electric storm, a violent disturbance in the electrical condition of the earth. [L. electrum—Gr. elektron, amber, in which electricity was first observed.]

Editors Contribution

  1. electric

    Relating to electricity.

    The hair straighteners are electric and work efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2021  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'electric' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3093

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'electric' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2240

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'electric' in Adjectives Frequency: #399

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of electric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of electric in a Sentence

  1. Kevin McCarthy:

    But I think when America found out that just 6% is going to the roads, that they’re not going to be built for more than a decade, that we spend more on subsidizing electric cars than roads, bridges and airports in this bill, I don’t think that’s going to be popular.

  2. James Litinsky:

    As a matter of national security we need to lead in these industries of tomorrow and I think that that's probably where the military is most focused, both Gholz and Eggert actually ultimately make up a much smaller percentage of the market than electric vehicles, wind turbines all these significant industries of tomorrow that will lead to millions of jobs. That will be the arena with which this situation plays out.

  3. Simon Enever:

    We wanted to make a toothbrush that was accessible, desirable, and wanted by the 80 % of people that have not ever upgraded or been bothered to upgrade their toothbrush [ to an electric one ], by taking out all of the features that really didn't make a big difference and focusing on the ones that really did, we could make something much more simple, affordable, and hopefully enjoyable to use.

  4. Lee Han-joon:

    Last year, Hyundai basically didn’t do much in China, while other automakers launched new models as the Chinese auto market saw a rapid recovery amid the pandemic ... Hyundai’s China strategy seems to focus on electric cars.

  5. Christopher Doyle:

    I specialize in trauma and work with clients to resolve that trauma. People who want help. There's no electric shock or shaming.

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