Meaning of ENERGY in English


/en"euhr jee/ , n. , pl. energies .

1. the capacity for vigorous activity; available power: I eat chocolate to get quick energy.

2. an adequate or abundant amount of such power: I seem to have no energy these days.

3. Often, energies . a feeling of tension caused or seeming to be caused by an excess of such power: to work off one's energies at tennis.

4. an exertion of such power: She plays tennis with great energy.

5. the habit of vigorous activity; vigor as a characteristic: Foreigners both admire and laugh at American energy.

6. the ability to act, lead others, effect, etc., forcefully.

7. forcefulness of expression: a writing style abounding with energy.

8. Physics. the capacity to do work; the property of a system that diminishes when the system does work on any other system, by an amount equal to the work so done; potential energy. Symbol: E

9. any source of usable power, as fossil fuel, electricity, or solar radiation.

[ 1575-85; energia enérgeia activity, equiv. to energe- (s. of energeîn to be active; see EN- 2 , WORK) + -ia -Y 3 ]

Syn. 1. vigor, force, potency. 5. zeal, push.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .