What does electric mean?

Definitions for electric
ɪˈlɛk trɪkelec·tric

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word electric.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. electric, electric automobile, electric caradjective

    a car that is powered by electricity

  2. electric, electricaladjective

    using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity

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

  3. electricadjective

    (of a situation) exceptionally tense

    "an atmosphere electric with suspicion"

  4. electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanisingadjective

    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. electricnoun

    Electricity.

  2. electricnoun

    An electric car.

  3. electricnoun

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

  4. electricadjective

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

  5. electricadjective

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

  6. electricadjective

    Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.

  7. electricadjective

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

Wikipedia

  1. electric

    Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and motion of matter that has a property of electric charge. Electricity is related to magnetism, both being part of the phenomenon of electromagnetism, as described by Maxwell's equations. Various common phenomena are related to electricity, including lightning, static electricity, electric heating, electric discharges and many others. The presence of an electric charge, which can be either positive or negative, produces an electric field. The movement of electric charges is an electric current and produces a magnetic field. When a charge is placed in a location with a non-zero electric field, a force will act on it. The magnitude of this force is given by Coulomb's law. If the charge moves, the electric field would be doing work on the electric charge. Thus we can speak of electric potential at a certain point in space, which is equal to the work done by an external agent in carrying a unit of positive charge from an arbitrarily chosen reference point to that point without any acceleration and is typically measured in volts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Electricadjective

    alt. of Electrical

  2. Electricnoun

    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. Ross Aimer:

    The first step would be to try these in a commuter market or charter market, then eventually, if that works well, you're going to have passenger jets. For that we need Boeing or Airbus to come out with a actual electric airplane. I would see that in about 10 years.

  2. Christian Andersson:

    All the power is from wind or water power so it's totally green, i think the greatest feature of this is the transformation from a conventional diesel electric ship to a battery-powered ship. We have done this transformation in about eight weeks.

  3. Adrian Martinez:

    We're going to court to protect the millions of Americans breathing in neighborhoods overburdened with tailpipe pollution. Mail delivery in this country should be electric for our health and for our future.

  4. Greg Sullivan:

    It’s all being paid for by people’s electric bill every month and hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies. It's just so much money that’s coming from federal tax payers not just in Massachusetts, the estimates for the completion of Cape Wind have more than doubled since it was first proposed.

  5. Paul Castro:

    He was the gentlest, nicest kid in the world. He wouldn't use these electric fly swatters I have, he literally would not hurt a fly, he worried about other people first.

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