noun, plural en·er·gies.
- energy audit,
- energy band,
- energy bar,
- energy conversion,
- energy crop
Origin of energy
Examples from the Web for 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|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The energy economy has always been a fixture of Texas life, and that has not changed.
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|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Energy is sucked from them, the world around them becomes impossible—the Babadook of grief and loss exerts its force everywhere.
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|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The General had a quick eye to see where improvement could be introduced, and his energy never flagged.From Slave to College President|Godfrey Holden Pike
A huge crowd had gathered, and the youth of it was demonstrating with energy, cheering and breaking soon into national songs.The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
The system is dominated, in its separate units, and as a whole, by the great principle of the conservation of energy.The Energy System of Matter|James Weir
But this morning the energy of life which for those two weeks had lain dormant in him, began to stir again.Dodo's Daughter|E. F. Benson
This was granted them, thanks to the perseverance and energy of our remonstrances.Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China|Evariste Regis Huc
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.