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Definitions of electric

  1. a car that is powered by electricity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Any body capable of exhibiting electricity and of preventing the passage of it from one body to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. (of a situation) exceptionally tense; "an atmosphere electric with suspicion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Alt. of Electrical Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Relating to, produced, or operated by electricity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Spirited; magnetic; thrilling. Electrical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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
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