1. a car that is powered by electricity;
[syn: electric, electric automobile, electric car]
1. using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity;
- Example: "electric current"
- Example: "electric wiring"
- Example: "electrical appliances"
- Example: "an electrical storm"
[syn: electric, electrical]
2. (of a situation) exceptionally tense;
- Example: "an atmosphere electric with suspicion"
3. affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling;
- Example: "gave an electric reading of the play"
- Example: "the new leader had a galvanic effect on morale"
[syn: electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Electric \E*lec"tric\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]k), Electrical \E*lec"tric*al\ ([-e]*l[e^]k"tr[i^]*kal), a. [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin to 'hle`ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. ['e]lectrique. The name came from the production of electricity by the friction of amber.] 1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an electric spark; an electric charge; an electric current; an electrical engineer. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as, an electric or electrical machine or substance; an electric generator. [1913 Webster] 3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. "Electric Pindar." --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] 4. powered by electricity; as, electrical appliances; an electric toothbrush; an electric automobile. [WordNet 1.5] Electric atmosphere, or Electric aura. See under Aura. Electrical battery. See Battery. Electrical brush. See under Brush. Electric cable. See Telegraph cable, under Telegraph. Electric candle. See under Candle. Electric cat (Zo["o]l.), one of three or more large species of African catfish of the genus Malapterurus (esp. M. electricus of the Nile). They have a large electrical organ and are able to give powerful shocks; -- called also sheathfish. Electric clock. See under Clock, and see Electro-chronograph. Electric current, a current or stream of electricity traversing a closed circuit formed of conducting substances, or passing by means of conductors from one body to another which is in a different electrical state. Electric eel, or Electrical eel (Zo["o]l.), a South American eel-like fresh-water fish of the genus Gymnotus (G. electricus), from two to five feet in length, capable of giving a violent electric shock. See Gymnotus. Electrical fish (Zo["o]l.), any fish which has an electrical organ by means of which it can give an electrical shock. The best known kinds are the torpedo, the gymnotus, or electrical eel, and the electric cat. See Torpedo, and Gymnotus. Electric fluid, the supposed matter of electricity; lightning. [archaic] Electrical image (Elec.), a collection of electrical points regarded as forming, by an analogy with optical phenomena, an image of certain other electrical points, and used in the solution of electrical problems. --Sir W. Thomson. Electric machine, or Electrical machine, an apparatus for generating, collecting, or exciting, electricity, as by friction. Electric motor. See Electro-motor, 2. Electric osmose. (Physics) See under Osmose. Electric pen, a hand pen for making perforated stencils for multiplying writings. It has a puncturing needle driven at great speed by a very small magneto-electric engine on the penhandle. Electric railway, a railway in which the machinery for moving the cars is driven by an electric current. Electric ray (Zo["o]l.), the torpedo. Electric telegraph. See Telegraph. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Electric \E*lec"tric\, n. (Physics) A nonconductor of electricity, as amber, glass, resin, etc., employed to excite or accumulate electricity. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
electric adj 1: using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity; "electric current"; "electric wiring"; "electrical appliances"; "an electrical storm" [syn: electric, electrical] 2: (of a situation) exceptionally tense; "an atmosphere electric with suspicion" 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" [syn: electric, galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising] n 1: a car that is powered by electricity [syn: electric, electric automobile, electric car]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
56 Moby Thesaurus words for "electric": Amtrak, baggage train, cable railroad, charged, choo-choo, cog railroad, cog railway, el, electric car, electric train, electrifying, elevated, energized, exciting, express, express train, flier, freight, freight train, freighter, funicular, galvanizing, goods train, interurban, lightning express, limited, local, metro, milk train, monorail, moving, parliamentary, parliamentary train, passenger train, rack-and-pinion railroad, railroad train, rattler, rolling stock, shuttle, shuttle train, special, stimulating, stirring, streamliner, streetcar, subway, tense, thrilling, train, tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, tube, underground, way train