Simple Definition of electric
: of or relating to electricity
: operated by electricity
: providing electricity
Full Definition of electric
2 : exciting as if by electric shock <an electric performance> <an electric personality>; also : charged with strong emotion <the room was electric with tension>
4 : very bright <electric blue> <electric orange>
Examples of electric
The device administers a mild electric shock.
It plugs into any electric socket.
The electrical cord is damaged.
There's a problem with the building's electrical wiring.
The pianist gave an electric performance.
The atmosphere in the room was electric.
Origin of electric
New Latin electricus produced from amber by friction, electric, from Medieval Latin, of amber, from Latin electrum amber, electrum, from Greek ēlektron; akin to Greek ēlektōr beaming sun
First Known Use: 1675
Definition of electric
1 archaic : a nonconductor of electricity used to excite or accumulate electricity
2 : something (as a light, automobile, or train) operated by electricity
First Known Use of electric
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