Electric power lines.
- The definition of electric is charged with or producing electricity, or very exciting or tense.
- An example of something electric is a hairdryer.
- An example of something electric is a wild light show.
- Electric is defined as powered by electricity.
An example of electric is a type of stove that works using electricity and not gas.
- of, charged with, or conducting electricity: an electric wire
- producing, or produced by, electricity: an electric generator
- operated by electricity: an electric iron
- made or designed to generate sound primarily through electronic amplification: said of certain musical instruments: electric guitar, bass, etc.
- very tense or exciting; electrifying
- designating a color that is very bright or metallic: electric blue
Origin of electricModern Latin electricus (coined, 1600, by William Gilbert), literally , produced from amber by rubbing ; from ML, of amber ; from Classical Latin electrum, amber, electrum ; from Classical Greek ?lektron, akin to ?lekt?r, shining, the sun ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- also e·lec·tri·cal Of, relating to, producing, or operated by electricity: electric current; an electrical device.
- a. Of or related to sound created or altered by an electrical or electronic device.b. Amplified by an electronic device: an electric guitar.
- a. Emotionally exciting; thrilling: an electric reading of the play.b. Exceptionally tense; highly charged with emotion: an atmosphere electric with suspicion.
Origin of electricNew Latin &emacron;lectricus, deriving from amber, as by rubbing, from Latin &emacron;lectrum, amber, from Greek &emacron;lektron.
- Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical.
- Of, or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.
- Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.
- Drawing electricity from an external source; not battery-operated; corded.
- Is that a rechargeable vacuum? No, it's electric.
(usually uncountable, plural electrics)
From New Latin ēlectricus (“of amber”), from Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ēlektron, “amber”), related to ἠλέκτωρ (ēlektor, “shining sun”).