Things that are electric are either powered by electricity like a battery operated flashlight or produce or transmit electricity like an electric generator.


A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.

a car that is powered by electricity

Adjective S.
affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling; "gave an electric reading of the play"; "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"

Adjective S.
(of a situation) exceptionally tense; "an atmosphere electric with suspicion"

using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity; "electric current"; "electric wiring"; "electrical appliances"; "an electrical storm"

Alt. of Electrical

A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.


E*lec"tric , n. (Physics) A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.

A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity.


Usage Examples

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.

I had never been able to get a car that said how much I cared about the environment until I drove electric.

I drive an electric car.

It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest.

Can you imagine a guy breaking into your car, and he steals your guitar case 'cause he thinks it's a guitar, and he gets it home and opens it up and there's a rake inside it, an electric toilet plunger and a dog skull? That actually happened.

Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.

My dad was vehemently opposed to electric guitars. He did not look on that kind of music as legitimate in any way.

Gibson has been making the finest electric guitars the world has ever witnessed for over 70 years. They are as American as God, guns and rock and roll.

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.

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Other Usage Examples

I want to be taken seriously as the type of musician that plays stuff like an electric rake. I mean, how seriously do you take someone like Spike Jones? They take him pretty seriously - a really good musician who made a great contribution in terms of humor, which is part of what I try to do too.

I suppose I am a frustrated musician so I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica. We have an amp and a PA in the garage with his drum kit.

I heard the Beatles and the Stones, and Mom bought me an electric guitar. I played lead for four years and then switched to bass. One day someone suggested that I should sing, so I sheepishly stepped up to the microphone and the rest is rock history.

An external electric field, meeting it and passing through it, affects the negative as much as the positive quanta of the atom, and pushes the former to one side, and the latter in the other direction.

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms.

Measurements of the specific ionization of both the positive and negative particles, by counting the number of droplets per unit length along the tracks, showed the great majority of both the positive and negative particles to possess unit electric charge.

Bloomberg's $50 million is not going to revolutionize the electric power industry. But his willingness to fight is already inspiring others to see Big Coal differently.

Look at countries like China, they are determined to dominate all clean technology areas, putting lots of money into wind, solar, electric vehicles and battery storage. America's political impotence, caused by their terrible partisanship, will see them left behind.

And what's interesting about the hybrids taking off is you've now introduced electric motors to the automobile industry. It's the first radical change in automobile technology in 100 years.

I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead.


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