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. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling; " gave an electric reading of the play"; " the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"
  4. ( of a situation) exceptionally tense; " an atmosphere electric with suspicion"
  5. Alt. of Electrical
  6. A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.
  7. 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.
  8. Relating to, produced, or operated by electricity.
  9. Spirited; magnetic; thrilling. Electrical.
  10. 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.
  11. Any body capable of exhibiting electricity and of preventing the passage of it from one body to another.
  12. Capable of exhibiting electricity when excited by friction; containing electricity; communicating a shock as produced by electricity.

Usage examples for electric

  1. 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
  2. There is gas and electric light, and more two- story houses than one is accustomed to see on the island. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  3. 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
  4. He had an electric torch with him, and he used this to find his way about the house. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  5. Proceeding on our way we get beyond the range of the electric lamps. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  6. 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
  7. As she did so the electric bell in the kitchen rang. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  8. Buatois, 1898. Electric white on copper base. – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  9. Shall we go to the electric chair hand in hand? – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  10. Had he somewhere an electric factory, to which he must return? – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  11. Nay more, the atmosphere between them became electric, almost oppressive. – Jane Oglander by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  12. The electric lighting is better. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne
  13. 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
  14. At two o'clock in the morning they saw electric lights. – The Invaders by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  15. The shock, going through her, was like a violent electric discharge. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  16. The atmosphere was electric. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  17. With an impatient exclamation he turned and pressed an electric button. – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon
  18. 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
  19. 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