Definition of dynamo
1 : generator 1b
2 : a forceful energetic individual
Examples of dynamo in a Sentence
a dynamo who barely needs to sleep, or so it seems
Recent Examples of dynamo from the Web
Whereas Rosen is prized for his ability to stand in the pocket and rifle throws all over the field, Thompson-Robinson is a nimble, run-pass dynamo who’s bound to draw comparisons to former Bruin Brett Hundley.
Kyle Lowry A dynamo point guard who led one of the NBA’s most efficient offenses last season.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With his lung-bursting runs, shrewd vision on the ball and versatility linking up play, Leon Goretzka’s reputation as Germany’s midfield dynamo is growing by the game.
However, as Silicon Valley is our most honest, accurate portrayal of life among the coders, Richard did not emerge a sexual dynamo.
The San Clemente Ocean Festival, meanwhile, will deliver its own free summer beach concert at 5 p.m. July 15 at the pier, featuring the band Soul to Soul, a tribute to the late guitar dynamo Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Expressive and intuitive, the Dominican-born, New York-raised, and now fully Parisian artist embodies the boundary-indifferent, rules-flouting, culture-crossing dynamo that is street art.
George Lopez begins Friday, June 9, with his sharp and very physical comedy; the man can be a dynamo on stage.
At second base, Houston dynamo Jose Altuve has supplanted the Yankees’ Starlin Castro, and his 998,107 votes are third overall in the AL.
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Did You Know?
The dynamo was introduced in 1832 to produce electricity for commercial use. Like all later generators, the original dynamos changed mechanical energy (produced by steam, which was itself produced by burning coal) into electricity. The word is less used today than it once was, since it's often applied only to generators that produced direct electric current (DC) rather than alternating current (AC), which is now the standard. A human dynamo is a person who seems to have unlimited energy, such as New York's legendary mayor Fiorello La Guardia, whose forcefulness and vigor matched that of his intensely dynamic city.
Origin and Etymology of dynamo
short for dynamoelectric machine
First Known Use: 1882See Words from the same year
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Definition of dynamo for English Language Learners
: a machine that produces electricity
: someone who has a lot of energy
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