Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

voltage

play
noun volt·age \ˈvōl-tij\

Simple Definition of voltage

  • : the force of an electrical current that is measured in volts

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of voltage

  1. 1 :  electric potential or potential difference expressed in volts

  2. 2 :  intensity of feeling

Examples of voltage in a sentence

  1. We measured the change in voltage across the circuit.



1890

First Known Use of voltage

1890


VOLTAGE Defined for Kids

voltage

play
noun volt·age \ˈvōl-tij\

Definition of voltage for Students

  1. :  electric force measured in volts <the voltage of a current>




Medical Dictionary

voltage

play
noun volt·age \ˈvōl-tij\

Medical Definition of voltage

  1. :  electrical potential or potential difference expressed in volts




Learn More about voltage


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up voltage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

interruption megillah rebellion torrent
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ