Meaning of ENERGY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈe-nər-jē ]


( plural -gies )

Etymology: Late Latin energia, from Greek energeia activity, from energos active, from en in + ergon work — more at work

Date: 1599


a. : dynamic quality

narrative energy

b. : the capacity of acting or being active

intellectual energy

c. : a usually positive spiritual force

the energy flowing through all people

2. : vigorous exertion of power : effort

investing time and energy

3. : a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work

4. : usable power (as heat or electricity) ; also : the resources for producing such power

Synonyms: see power

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.