noun, plural en·er·gies.
Origin of energy
Synonyms for energy
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Contemporary Examples of energy
I think a lot of it has to do with the attitude and the energy behind it and the honesty.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical
January 9, 2015
The energy economy has always been a fixture of Texas life, and that has not changed.Will Texas Stay Texan?
December 29, 2014
Chickens require significantly less land, water, and energy than all other meat options except farmed salmon.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity
December 27, 2014
Energy is sucked from them, the world around them becomes impossible—the Babadook of grief and loss exerts its force everywhere.Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook
December 19, 2014
If I may say so, you need to get past this issue that is sapping your energy and demoralizing your followers.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around
December 14, 2014
Historical Examples of energy
He had sat in the background, but he had found both money and energy.Explorations in Australia
He rose with the blow; all his energy, from wrist to instep, was in that lifting drive.Way of the Lawless
Then abruptly, the young man spoke with the energy of perfect faith in the woman.Within the Law
You have health and energy, and you have youth, which I haven't.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Satanic energy of this outburst proclaims its author, Marlowe.The Man Shakespeare
noun plural -gies
- the capacity of a body or system to do work
- a measure of this capacity, expressed as the work that it does in changing to some specified reference state. It is measured in joules (SI units)Symbol: E
Word Origin for energy
1590s, "force of expression," from Middle French énergie (16c.), from Late Latin energia, from Greek energeia "activity, operation," from energos "active, working," from en "at" (see en- (2)) + ergon "work, that which is wrought; business; action" (see urge (v.)).
Used by Aristotle with a sense of "force of expression;" broader meaning of "power" is first recorded in English 1660s. Scientific use is from 1807. Energy crisis first attested 1970.