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Definitions of energy

  1. the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy; created in 1977
  2. an imaginative lively style ( especially style of writing); " his writing conveys great energy"
  3. enterprising or ambitious drive; " Europeans often laugh at American energy"
  4. an exertion of force; " he plays tennis with great energy"
  5. ( physics) 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"
  6. the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
  7. Power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate.
  8. Capacity for performing work.
  9. 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.
  10. Capacity for work; power; force; vigor; spirit; animation.
  11. Energise.
  12. Internal or inherent power: the power of operating, whether exerted or not: power exerted: vigorous operation: efficacy: strength or force of expression: power to effect work ( mech.).
  13. Inherent power; force.
  14. Power to move or change, or to accomplish a result; vigor; force.
  15. Internal or inherent power; the power of operating, whether exerted or not; power exerted; vigorous operation; cilicacy; strength or force of expression; power to effect work. Conservation of energy, the doctrine that, however it may change in form and character, no smallest quantity of force in the universe is ever lost.

Usage examples for energy

  1. She had an almost savage energy and determination. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  2. It seems to me that were mother to spend that terrible energy on something else, we could have twenty such houses. – Note-Book of Anton Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  3. He would at once take Arctura's education in his own hands, and give his full energy to it! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  4. It takes ever so much energy to do that, particularly if you keep it up as long as H. 3rd does. – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun
  5. One could not doubt madame's energy of opinion on that question to hear her voice. – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King
  6. " Insist that Frederic shall know the whole truth," replied Mrs. Hittaway with energy. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  7. Then why waste nervous energy and strength on all this silly hate? – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  8. " There's one thing you may be sure of," said Banks with energy, " and that is that I'd quarrel with Jasper every time." – The Ancient Law by Ellen Glasgow
  9. We had few of this world's goods, but health and energy enough to take care of ourselves. – Old New England Traits by Anonymous
  10. With Mr. Moss there was a double motive, neither of which was very bright, but both of which he followed with considerable energy. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  11. Honora sought, with an energy that had in it an element of desperation, to keep pace with her husband. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  12. Has he the wit or the energy or the genius for so desperate an ambition? – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. She is then in perfect connection with the Divine Energy. – The Romance of the Soul by Lilian Staveley
  14. He wanted something, and wanted them to give their time and energy to something, that was not to be had in a market. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. He did so with energy. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  16. At last O'Ryan's strength came to the point of breaking, for Vigon was a powerful man, and to this was added a madman's energy. – Northern Lights, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  17. But in order to recall my young days, I pretend to be filled with a heaven- sent energy. – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  18. Stirling started descending the shrouds with fevered energy. – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  19. She spoke with fierce energy. – The British Barbarians by Grant Allen
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