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Definition 1: forceful exertion - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where energy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he plays tennis with great energy
  • he's full of zip

Synonyms for energy in the sense of this definition

(energy is a kind of ...) physical energy or intensity

"he hit with all the force he could muster" "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale" "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man"

(... is a kind of energy ) intense energy

"his music is characterized by a happy athleticism"

Definition 2: an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where energy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his writing conveys great energy
  • a remarkable muscularity of style

Synonyms for energy in the sense of this definition

(energy is a kind of ...) animation and energy in action or expression

"it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"

(... is a kind of energy ) an energetic style

Definition 3: enterprising or ambitious drive - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where energy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Europeans often laugh at American energy

Synonyms for energy in the sense of this definition

(energy is a kind of ...) the trait of being highly motivated

"his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"

(... is a kind of energy ) renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking

"She had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting" "the employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind"

Definition 4: the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977 - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for energy in the sense of this definition

(energy is a kind of ...) a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States

(energy is a part of ...) an agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community

Definition 5: (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where energy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • energy can take a wide variety of forms

Synonyms for energy in the sense of this definition

(energy is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(... is a kind of energy ) energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

(... is a kind of energy ) energy that is transmitted in the form of (electromagnetic) radiation; energy that exists in the absence of matter

(... is a kind of energy ) energy in a mechanical form

(... is a kind of energy ) a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

(... is a kind of energy ) (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force

"work equals force times distance"

(... is a kind of energy ) the energy equivalent to the mass of a particle at rest in an inertial frame of reference; equal to the rest mass times the square of the speed of light

(... is a kind of energy ) a definite stable energy that a physical system can have; used especially of the state of electrons in atoms or molecules

"according to quantum theory only certain energy levels are possible"

(... is a kind of energy ) energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor

"they built a car that runs on electricity" "The power went oout around midnight"

(... is a kind of energy ) that part of the energy in a substance that can be released by a chemical reaction

(... is a kind of energy ) the energy required to separate particles from a molecule or atom or nucleus; equals the mass defect

(... is a kind of energy ) the energy released by a nuclear reaction

(... is a kind of energy ) energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment

(... is a kind of energy ) the energy that an atomic system must acquire before a process (such as an emission or reaction) can occur

"catalysts are said to reduce the energy of activation during the transition phase of a reaction"

(energy belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 6: any source of usable power - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where energy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the DOE is responsible for maintaining the energy policy

(energy is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

Definition 7: a healthy capacity for vigorous activity - [noun denoting state]

Samples where energy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • jogging works off my excess energy
  • he seemed full of vim and vigor

Synonyms for energy in the sense of this definition

(energy is a kind of ...) the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease

(... is a kind of energy ) energetic vitality

"her creative juices were flowing"

(... is a kind of energy ) the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health

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