Definitions for energy
ˈɛn ər dʒien·er·gy
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energy, free energynoun
(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
"energy can take a wide variety of forms"
energy, vigor, vigour, zipnoun
"he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
energy, push, get-up-and-gonoun
enterprising or ambitious drive
"Europeans often laugh at American energy"
energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vimnoun
an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
"his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"
energy, vim, vitalitynoun
a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
"jogging works off my excess energy"; "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
any source of usable power
"the DOE is responsible for maintaining the energy policy"
Department of Energy, Energy Department, Energy, DOEnoun
the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
The impetus behind all motion and all activity.
The capacity to do work.
A quantity that denotes the ability to do work and is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass × distanceu00B2/timeu00B2 (MLu00B2/Tu00B2) or the equivalent.
An intangible, modifiable force (often characterized as either 'positive' or 'negative') believed to emanate from a person, place or thing and which is (or can be) preserved and transferred in human interactions; shared mood or group habit; a vibe.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
They are not effective of any thing, nor leave no work behind them, but are energies merely; for their working upon mirrours, and places of echo, doth not alter any thing in those bodies. Francis Bacon.
Whether with particles of heav’nly fire
The God of nature did his soul inspire;
Or earth, but new divided from the sky,
And pliant still, retain’d th’ ethereal energy. Dryden.
God thinketh with operation infinitely perfect, with an omnipotent as well as an eternal energy. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. Sac.
Beg the blessed Jesus to give an energy to your imperfect prayers, by his most powerful intercession. George Smalridge, Serm.
What but God!
Inspiring God! who, boundless spirit all,
And unremitting energy, pervades,
Adjusts, sustains, and agitates the whole. James Thomson, Spring.
Matter, though divided into the subtilest parts, moved swiftly, is senseless and stupid, and makes no approach to vital energy. John Ray, on the Creation.
How can concussion of atoms beget self-consciousness, and other powers and energies that we feel in our minds? Richard Bentley.
Who did ever, in French authors, see
The comprehensive English energy. Wentworth Dillon.
Swift and ready, and familiar communication is made by speech; and, when animated by elocution, it acquires a greater life and energy, ravishing and captivating the hearers. William Holder.
Many words deserve to be thrown out of our language, and not a few antiquated to be restored, on account of their energy and sound. Jonathan Swift.
In physics, energy (from Ancient Greek: ἐνέργεια, enérgeia, “activity”) is the quantitative property that is transferred to a body or to a physical system, recognizable in the performance of work and in the form of heat and light. Energy is a conserved quantity—the law of conservation of energy states that energy can be converted in form, but not created or destroyed. The unit of measurement for energy in the International System of Units (SI) is the joule (J). Common forms of energy include the kinetic energy of a moving object, the potential energy stored by an object (for instance due to its position in a field), the elastic energy stored in a solid object, chemical energy associated with chemical reactions, the radiant energy carried by electromagnetic radiation, and the internal energy contained within a thermodynamic system. All living organisms constantly take in and release energy. Due to mass–energy equivalence, any object that has mass when stationary (called rest mass) also has an equivalent amount of energy whose form is called rest energy, and any additional energy (of any form) acquired by the object above that rest energy will increase the object's total mass just as it increases its total energy. Human civilization requires energy to function, which it gets from energy resources such as fossil fuels, nuclear fuel, or renewable energy. The Earth's climate and ecosystems processes are driven by the energy the planet receives from the Sun (although a small amount is also contributed by geothermal energy).
Energy is a fundamental concept in physics that refers to the capacity of a system to do work or produce a change. It can exist in different forms, such as kinetic energy (energy of motion), potential energy (stored energy), thermal energy (energy due to temperature), chemical energy (energy stored in chemical bonds), and many others. Energy can be converted from one form to another, but it is never created or destroyed, following the law of conservation of energy.
internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive
power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate
strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; -- said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy
capacity for performing work
In physics, energy is an indirectly observed quantity which comes in many forms, such as kinetic energy, potential energy, radiant energy, and many others; which are listed in this summary article. This is a major topic in science and technology and this article gives an overview of its major aspects, and provides links to the many specific articles about energy in its different forms and contexts. The question "what is energy?" is difficult to answer in a simple, intuitive way, although energy can be rigorously defined in theoretical physics. In the words of Richard Feynman, "It is important to realize that in physics today, we have no knowledge what energy is. We do not have a picture that energy comes in little blobs of a definite amount." However, it is clear that energy is always an indispensable prerequisite for performing mechanical work, and the concept has great importance in natural science. The natural basic units in which energy is measured are those used for mechanical work; they always are equivalent to a unit of force multiplied by a unit of length. Other equivalent units for energy are mass units multiplied by velocity units squared.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en′ėr-ji, n. power of doing work: power exerted: vigorous operation: strength: (physics) the term, as applied to a material system, used to denote the power of doing work possessed by that system.—adjs. Energet′ic, -al, having or showing energy: active: forcible: effective.—adv. Energet′ically.—n.pl. Energet′ics, the science of the general laws of energy.—adj. Ener′gic, exhibiting energy.—v.t. En′ergise, to give strength or active force to.—v.i. to act with force:—pr.p. en′ergīsing; pa.p. en′ergīsed.—Conservation of energy (see Conservation). [Gr. energeia—en, in, ergon, work.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The capacity for doing work. It is measured by work units which involve the exercise of force along a path of some length. A foot-pound, centimeter-gram, and centimeter-dyne are units of energy and work. The absolute unit of energy is the erg, a force of one dyne exercised over one centimeter of space. (See Dyne.) The dimensions of energy are force (M * L / T^2) * space (L) = M * (L^2 / T^2). Energy may be chemical (atomic or molecular), mechanical, electrical, thermal, physical, potential, kinetic, or actual, and other divisions could be formulated.
0.) A unit of measurement equal to the average character amount of space estimated in total natural utterance frequentative to the first recorded SI unit ionizing radiation. 1.) The strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity. 2.) Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines. 3.) The property of matter and radiation that is manifest as a capacity to perform work; a degree or level of this capacity possessed by something or required by a process.
The Most High created energy alone, long before we as people became the object of time: which is energy.
Etymology: El Shaddai
Submitted by Tony_Elyon on October 21, 2023
A source of power.
Everything has energy e.g. people, animals and buildings
Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020
Level of expression.
The energy it took to change the situation was amazing, it was so easy.
Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020
The ability and motivation to act or do efficiently
He always haa the energy to have fun with his wife.
Submitted by MaryC on January 4, 2020
The capacity to do work.
Energy is the capacity to do work.
Submitted by MaryC on January 1, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'energy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #790
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'energy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1523
Rank popularity for the word 'energy' in Nouns Frequency: #325
The numerical value of energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
When you are with Candy, she is energy, she has harnessed that energy and is doing so much with it to inspire others. The energy was always there, sometimes working for her, sometimes against her. But once she cleared the noise and eliminated the self-sabotage, she harnessed that energy and now uses it in ways that truly serve her community, herself, her clients, family, friends. It's a powerful, positive force.
The physical world of matter is a reality. But it is a reality within a larger reality. Matter is made of energy. Everything in the universe is made of energy. We have consciousness. We are consciousness aware of itself. We are pure conscious energy. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed. So, we are immortal pure conscious energy. We have existed before our human incarnation, and we will still exist after. We are immortal pure conscious energy.
Some of the biggest national security questions facing the country run through Piketon and Kemmerer, a Post-Soviet dealAmerican reliance on foreign enriched uranium echoes its competitive disadvantages on microchips and the critical minerals used to make electric batteries — two essential components of the global energy transition.But in the case of uranium enrichment, United States once had an advantage and chose to give it up.In the 1950s, as the nuclear era began in earnest, Piketon became the site of one of two enormous enrichment facilities in the Ohio River Valley region, where a process called gaseous diffusion was used.Meanwhile, the Soviet Union developed centrifuges in a secret program, relying on a team of German physicists and engineers captured toward the end of World War II. Its centrifuges proved to be 20 times as energy efficient as gaseous diffusion. By the end of the Cold War, United States and Russia had roughly equal enrichment capacities, but huge differences in the cost of production.In 1993, Washington and Moscow signed an agreement, dubbed Megatons to Megawatts, in which United States purchased and imported much of Russia’s enormous glut of weapons-grade uranium, which United States then downgraded to use in power plants. This provided the U.S. with cheap fuel and Moscow with cash, and was seen as a de-escalatory gesture.But it also destroyed the profitability of America’s inefficient enrichment facilities, which were eventually shuttered. Then, instead of investing in upgraded centrifuges in United States, successive administrations kept buying from Russia.ImageA mural celebrates Piketon’s gaseous diffusion plant, long ago shuttered, and United States role in the local economy.Credit... Brian Kaiser for The New York TimesImageIn the lobby at Piketon plant, a miniature display of new centrifuges.Credit... Brian Kaiser for The New York TimesThe centrifuge plant in Piketon, operated by Centrus Energy, occupies a corner of the site of the old gaseous diffusion facility. Building United States to United States full potential would create thousands of jobs, according to Centrus Energy. And it could produce the kinds of enriched uranium needed in both current and new-age nuclear plants.Lacking Piketon’s output, plants like TerraPower’s would have to look to foreign producers, like France, that might be a more politically acceptable and reliable supplier than Russia, but would also be more expensive.TerraPower sees itself as integral to phasing out climate-warming fossil fuels in electricity. Its reactor would include a sodium-based battery that would allow the plant to ramp up electricity production on demand, offsetting fluctuations in wind or solar production elsewhere.It is part of the energy transition that coal-country senators like Mr. Manchin and John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, are keen to fix as they eye nuclear replacements for lost coal jobs and revenue. While Mr. Manchin in particular has complicated the Biden administration’s efforts to quicken the transition away from fossil fuels, he also pushed back against colleagues, mostly Democrats, who are skeptical of nuclear power’s role in that transition, partly because of the radioactive waste it creates.
Negative programming. We write the programs. And we can rewrite the programs. If we drop the negative self- talk. If we drop the negative self- beliefs. If we drop the negative world view. Then we drop the negative programs. Think about the word negative. It refers to negative energy. What we put our energy into we create more of. Focusing on the negative is like praying for what we don’t want. If we stop putting energy into what we don’t want, then we stop creating it.
Only when you go beyond Mind, will you be able to respect the energy that inhabits us; until then you will either exploit others with your energy or will deplete your energy, leading a purposeless life!”
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Translations for energy
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- сила, енергияBulgarian
- energiaCatalan, Valencian
- énergie, courageFrench
- enerzjyWestern Frisian
- neart, brìgh, lùthsScottish Gaelic
- enèjiHaitian Creole
- ուժ, էներգիա, եռանդ, կորովArmenian
- tenaga, energiIndonesian
- forza, energiaItalian
- エネルギー, 動力Japanese
- 에너지, 에네르기Korean
- енергија, energijaSerbo-Croatian
- erke, güç, enerjiTurkish
- năng lượngVietnamese
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