What is electric?

  • (adj): (of a situation) exceptionally tense.
    Example: "An atmosphere electric with suspicion"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on electric:

East Lancashire Railway - Locomotives - Electric
... Electric Multiple Units BR Class 504 unit 65451+77172 (stored at Buckley Wells, being restored as hauled coaching stock) ...
USS Flier (SS-250)
... Career Builder Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut Laid down 30 October 1942 Launched 11 July 1943 Sponsored by Mrs. 13 August 1944 General characteristics Class type Gato-class diesel-electric submarine Displacement 1,525 long tons (1,549 t) surfaced 2,424 long tons (2,463 t) submerged Length 311 ft 9 in (95.02 m) Beam 27 ft 3 ... Her keel was laid down 30 October 1942 by Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut ...
Gaston (comics) - Props, Inventions and Other Running Gags - Other Inventions
... Christmas tree A pneumatic ashtray An electric scarecrow A folding bicycle A remote-controlled electric iron A mini-lawnmower (to mow around daisies) A suit of armour for mice A solar-powered flashlight An ...
Folk Rock - Subgenres - Electric Folk
... Electric folk (aka British folk rock) is the name given to the form of folk rock pioneered in Britain during the late 1960s by the bands Sweeney's Men, Fairport Convention ... This incorporation of traditional British folk music influences gives electric folk its distinctly British character and flavour ... Electric folk was at its most significant and popular during the late 1960s and 1970s, when, in addition to Fairport and Pentangle, it was also taken up by groups such as Steeleye Span and The Albion ...
Index Of Engineering Articles - E
... Earthquake engineering -- Elasticity -- Electric charge -- Electric current -- Electric field -- Electric motor -- Electric potential -- Electrical circuit -- Electrical engineering ...

More definitions of "electric":

  • (adj): Using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity.
    Example: "Electric current"; "electric wiring"
    Synonyms: electrical
  • (adj): Affected by emotion as if by electricity; thrilling.
    Example: "Gave an electric reading of the play"
    Synonyms: galvanic, galvanizing, galvanising

Famous quotes containing the word electric:

    Remember dancing in
    those electric shoes?
    Remember?
    Remember music
    and beware.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    The sight of a planet through a telescope is worth all the course on astronomy; the shock of the electric spark in the elbow, outvalues all the theories; the taste of the nitrous oxide, the firing of an artificial volcano, are better than volumes of chemistry.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It requires a surgical operation to get a joke well into a Scotch understanding. The only idea of wit, or rather that inferior variety of the electric talent which prevails occasionally in the North, and which, under the name of “Wut,” is so infinitely distressing to people of good taste, is laughing immoderately at stated intervals.
    Sydney Smith (1771–1845)