Definitions of electric

  1. using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity; "electric current"; "electric wiring"; "electrical appliances"; "an electrical storm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a car that is powered by electricity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (of a situation) exceptionally tense; "an atmosphere electric with suspicion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Alt. of Electrical Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Relating to, produced, or operated by electricity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Spirited; magnetic; thrilling. Electrical. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. 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.
  12. Capable of exhibiting electricity when excited by friction; containing electricity; communicating a shock as produced by electricity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. e-lek'trik, adj. pertaining to or produced by electricity.--n. any electric substance: a non-conductor of electricity, as amber, glass, &c.--adj. ELEC'TRICAL.--adv. ELEC'TRICALLY.--ns. ELEC'TRIC-EEL (see GYMNOTUS); ELECTRI'CIAN, one who studies, or is versed in, the science of electricity; ELECTRIC'ITY, name of the cause of certain phenomena of attraction and repulsion: the phenomena themselves: the science which investigates the nature and laws of these phenomena.--adj. ELEC'TRIF[=I]ABLE.--n. ELECTRIFIC[=A]'TION.--v.t. ELEC'TRIFY, to communicate electricity to: to excite suddenly: to astonish: to adapt to electricity as the motive power:--pa.p. elec'trified.--n. ELEC'TRISATION.--v.t. ELEC'TR[=I]SE, to electrify.--ns. ELEC'TRODE, either of the poles of a galvanic battery; ELEC'TROLIER, a device for suspending a group of incandescent lamps; ELEC'TRUM, amber: an alloy of gold and silver.--ELECTRIC RAILWAY, a railway on which electricity is the motive-power; ELECTRIC SPARK, one of the forms in which accumulated electricity discharges itself; ELECTRIC STORM, a violent disturbance in the electrical condition of the earth. [L. electrum--Gr. elektron, amber, in which electricity was first observed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Of or pertaining to electricity, as E. force, E. tension; generating electricity, as E. machine; charged with or used for the administration of electricity, as E. bath, E. brush, E. hand; produced by electricity, as the E. aura, E. reaction, E. spark. B. chorea, see under Chorea. na
  15. Of, charged with, capable of developing, electricity; e. charge, accumulation of electricity in Leyden jar &c.; e. eel, one able to give e. shock; e. light (produced by electricity); e. shock, effect of sudden discharge from Leyden jar &c.; e. blue, steely-blue; (n.) substance in which e. force can be excited by friction. Hence electrically adv., electrician n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. Pertaining to electricity. American pocket medical dictionary.
  17. n. A non-conductor of electricity. Cabinet Dictionary