Definitions of electric

  1. using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity; " electric current"; " electric wiring"; " electrical appliances"; " an electrical storm"
  2. a car that is powered by electricity
  3. ( of a situation) exceptionally tense; " an atmosphere electric with suspicion"
  4. Alt. of Electrical
  5. Relating to, containing, generated by, or produced by, electricity; electriceel, a fish found in Brazil, having an eellike body, and the power of giving an electric shock.
  6. Relating to, produced, or operated by electricity.
  7. Spirited; magnetic; thrilling. Electrical.
  8. Containing electricity or capable of exhibiting it when excited by friction; pertaining to electricity; derived from or produced by electricity; conveying electricity; communicating a shock like electricity; acting like electricity. Electric aura, a current of electrified air, employed as a mild stimulant in electrifying sensitive parts, as the ear or the eye. Electric battery, a number of electric jars united so as to give a powerful discharge. Electric circuit, or electric current, the transmission of electricity from a body overcharged to one that is undercharged, through the agency of metallic wires or conductors. Electric clock, a clock either moved or controlled by electricity. Electric column, a sort of electric pile composed of thin plates of different metals, with paper interposed between them. Electric fluid, the supposed matter of electricity. Electric jar, a jar so constructed as to be able to be charged with electricity. Electric light, a brilliant white light due to the intense heat in a solid body caused by the passage of an electric current through it. Electric machine, an apparatus for producing electricity. Electric telegraph, an apparatus for transmitting messages and intelligence by means of electro- magnetism over wires, either for long or short distances. Electric wire, the popular name for the wires of the electric telegraph.
  9. Any body capable of exhibiting electricity and of preventing the passage of it from one body to another.

Usage examples for electric

  1. Patty watched him take off the note and read it, by the light of the street electric, and after a swift gaze at the house, he started off at a brisk pace. – Patty Blossom by Carolyn Wells
  2. The shock, going through her, was like a violent electric discharge. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  3. The atmosphere was electric. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  4. The electric lighting is better. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  5. With an impatient exclamation he turned and pressed an electric button. – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. They would take weapons, of course, Tom Swift's electric rifle being the one he choose for himself. – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  7. Proceeding on our way we get beyond the range of the electric lamps. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  8. While Martin stood watch at the far door, we took advantage of the electric lights to examine the chart of the east coast of Celebes. – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  9. One thousand electric lights light it up at night so folks can see day or night jest how time is passin' away. – Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition by Marietta Holley
  10. His second glance took in the polished top of a desk, over which hung an electric light. – Dave Darrin at Vera Cruz by H. Irving Hancock
  11. She told herself that there was no sense in it, that it was not late, that the electric- light made it like high noon, that there was a watchman in each building, that there was nothing whatever to fear; but it was in vain. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  12. Had he somewhere an electric factory, to which he must return? – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  13. At two o'clock in the morning they saw electric lights. – The Invaders by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  14. Buatois, 1898. Electric white on copper base. – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  15. Shall we go to the electric chair hand in hand? – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon