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energy

en·er·gy

energy

 
pronunciation:
e nr ji
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part of speech: noun
inflections: energies
definition 1: the power or capacity for activity.
After a few days, the food and rest gave the soldier enough energy to get out of bed.
synonyms:
force, might, power
antonyms:
inertia
similar words:
activity, dynamism, efficacy, potency, potentiality, puissance, strength
definition 2: a sufficient amount of such power.
He hardly had energy to finish the job.
synonyms:
force, go, steam, vigor
similar words:
drive, effort, moxie, stamina, vitality
definition 3: vigor; liveliness; vitality.
He spoke with energy on the subject of boat building.
synonyms:
Úlan, brio, pep, verve, vigor, vim, vitality, zing, zip
antonyms:
fatigue, lethargy
similar words:
action, activity, animation, blood, bounce, emphasis, life, liveliness, sap, spirit, vivacity
definition 4: power or heat from sources such as the sun, wind, petroleum, natural gas, or coal that can be put to use by humans.
Plants use the energy of the sun to grow.Wind is a source of energy.The cost of energy continues to rise.
similar words:
power
Word History
Energy is from energos, an ancient Greek word that means "active or working." The word "energy" was first used in the scientific sense of mechanical or electrical energy in the 1800s.
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conventionally associated with energy
person who studies energy
some descriptions of energy
some kinds of energy
some sources of energy
some things that produce energy
some things that require energy
some units for measuring energy
study of energy
Word Parts
The word energy contains the following part:
erg, ergo, urg Greek root that means work