Of, worked by, charged with, or producing electricity
Using only electric power.
A bell operated by electricity, typically having a hammer operated by a solenoid which makes a rapid succession of hits as a result of a make-and-break contact on the solenoid.
= electric light bulb.
Originally US a tramcar propelled by electricity (now rare).
A sealed glass vessel having a projecting electrode at each end, which can be evacuated in order to demonstrate electrical phenomena in gases at various pressures when one electrode is charged relative to the other.
A fan driven by an electric motor.
Any of certain fishes that can deliver an electrical discharge.
An iron which is heated by an electric element.
A kite of the kind used by Benjamin Franklin in 1752 to show that lightning is an electrical phenomenon, having a wire on it to attract lightning.
A railway or tramway operated by electricity.
(In an electric fish, especially an electric ray) a lobe of the brain that controls the electric organ.
A ship's log registering by electricity.
A sign (especially a shop sign) illuminated by electricity.
An electric signal in the form of a wave; a rhythmically varying voltage.
A wire or cable carrying an electric current, especially as part of the electricity supply in a building.
Using both petrol and electricity, either by means of an internal-combustion engine driving an electricity generator, or with an internal-combustion engine and an electric motor as independent sources of motive power.
Capable of acquiring static electricity by friction.
(Originally) not capable of generating static electricity; (later) not operated by electricity.
Occurring in or relating to the time before the use of electricity, especially in the recording of music. Also occasionally as noun: a record made in this period.
Relating to the flow or production of an electric current.
A steely or brilliant light blue
A large eel-like freshwater fish of South America, using pulses of electricity to kill prey, assist in navigation, and for defence
A photoelectric cell operating a relay when the beam of light illuminating it is obscured
An electrically operated incandescent or convector heater, typically a portable one for domestic use
Cannabis, particularly when locally grown
A sluggish bottom-dwelling marine ray that typically lives in shallow water and can produce an electric shock for the capture of prey and for defence
An electrical mechanism for sounding the pipes on a pipe organ.
(In electrically driven vehicles) a brake operated by the temporary use of the driving motor as a generator, so that the vehicle's energy of motion is turned into electrical energy, the resulting current being either returned to the supply line or dissipated as heat in a resistance.
Electricity an arrangement of electrical circuits used for measuring the resistance of an element of the circuit.
A rope-like line for carrying electric current or electrical signals, consisting of a number of individually insulated wires bound together inside a protective sheath of insulating material.
A disused form of electric arc light in which the carbon rods are placed side by side separated by a layer of plaster of Paris or similar material, which gradually vapourizes as the electrodes burn away.
The quantity whose presence or flow constitutes electricity, now recognized as an intrinsic property of certain subatomic particles; the property of something by virtue of which it is affected by an electric field; an excess of one or other kind of this (positive or negative) on or in an object.
A chime operated by electricity, specifically one used as a doorbell.
A disorder characterized by sudden muscle spasms originally likened to those produced by an electric shock, typically accompanied by progressive paralysis and muscle wasting (now thought to have been caused by some kind of encephalitis or meningitis).
A form of the voltaic pile; now historical.
A dipole consisting of separate positive and negative electric charges.
A subtle, imponderable, all-pervading fluid that was formerly thought to be the cause of electrical phenomena. Also figurative. Compare earlier electric fire.
The force with which electricity tends to move matter; the force acting between objects with opposite electric charges.
An invisible barrier charged with electricity (see N. & Q. (1959) CCIV. 338).
Light artificially produced by electricity for purposes of illumination; (also) a device for producing such light, especially a light bulb in a permanent position or fixture. Also (rare) figurative.
An electrical appliance for mixing food.
The product of the distance separating the charges of a dipole and the magnitude of either charge
A motor that is powered by electricity.
(In an electric fish) a motor nerve that supplies the electric organ.
A piano in which the mechanism is worked or (now usually) the sounds are amplified electronically.
Power or ability to produce an electrical effect (obsolete).
A range heated by electricity.