electricity Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “electricity” in the English Dictionary

"electricity" in British English

See all translations

electricitynoun [U]

uk   /ɪˌlekˈtrɪs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
A2 a ​form of ​energy that can be ​produced in several ​ways and that ​providespower to ​devices that ​createlight, ​heat, etc.: The electricity has been ​turned off. an electricity ​generatingcompany powered/​heated by electricity an electricity ​bill

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of electricity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"electricity" in American English

See all translations

electricitynoun [U]

 us   /ɪˌlekˈtrɪs·ət̬·i/
a ​form of ​energy that ​providespower to ​motors and ​devices that ​createlight or ​heat: They ​lived on an ​island with no electricity and no ​runningwater.
(Definition of electricity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “electricity”
in Korean 전기…
in Arabic كَهْرَباء…
in Malaysian elektrik…
in French électricité…
in Russian электричество…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電, 電能…
in Italian elettricità…
in Turkish elektrik…
in Polish elektryczność…
in Spanish electricidad…
in Vietnamese điện…
in Portuguese eletricidade…
in Thai กระแสไฟฟ้า…
in German die Elektrizität…
in Catalan electricitat…
in Japanese 電気…
in Chinese (Simplified) 电, 电能…
in Indonesian tenaga listrik…
What is the pronunciation of electricity?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More