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Meaning of “energy” in the English Dictionary

"energy" in British English

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energynoun

uk   /ˈen.ə.dʒi/  us   /-ɚ-/
  • energy noun (STRENGTH)

B1 [U] the ​power and ​ability to be ​physically and ​mentallyactive: Since I ​startedeating more ​healthily I've got so much more energy. I was going to go out this ​evening, but I just haven't got the energy. [+ to infinitive] I didn't ​even have the energy to get out of ​bed.approving Her writing is ​full of ​passion and energy (= ​enthusiasm).energies [plural] the ​total of all ​yourpower and ​ability to be ​mentally and ​physicallyactive: I'm going to ​channel all my energies into getting a ​betterjob.

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  • energy noun (POWER)

B1 the ​power from something such as ​electricity or ​oil that can do ​work, such as ​providinglight and ​heat: The energy ​generated by the ​windmilldrives all the ​drainagepumps. energy conservation/​efficiency. nuclear energy

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

"energy" in American English

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energynoun

 us   /ˈen·ər·dʒi/
  • energy noun (STRENGTH)

the ​power and ​ability to be ​physically and ​mentallyactive: [U] They ​spent a lot of ​time and energy on the ​grantproposal. [U] He ​wrote with a ​greatburst of energy. Your energies are the ​totalamount of ​yourphysical and ​mentalstrength to do something: [pl] All my energies were ​directed toward ​establishing an ​academiccareer.
  • energy noun (POWER)

physics [U] power to do ​work that ​produceslight, ​heat, or ​motion, or the ​fuel or ​electricity used for ​power: Certain ​materialsacquired the ​ability to ​carry an ​electriccharge with no ​loss of energy. The ​cost of energy ​rose last ​month.
(Definition of energy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"energy" in Business English

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energynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈenədʒi/ ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES
the ​power from something such as electricity or ​oil, which can do ​work, such as ​providinglight and ​heat: use/consume/waste energy 80% of the energy used to wash garments is needed to ​heat the water.save/conserve energy We ​aim to ​manage and conserve energy and water ​efficiently within all our ​premises.provide/produce/generate energy These ​powerstationswork 24 ​hours a day, ​providing energy to the ​nation. energy use/​costs energy ​supply/​production wind/​wave/​solar energy
(Definition of energy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “energy”
in Korean 힘, 에너지…
in Arabic طاقة, نَشاط…
in Malaysian tenaga…
in French énergie…
in Russian энергия, сила…
in Chinese (Traditional) 力量, 精力, 活力…
in Italian energia…
in Turkish güç, enerji, (elektrik…
in Polish energia…
in Spanish energía…
in Vietnamese năng lực, năng lượng…
in Portuguese energia…
in Thai กำลัง, พลังงาน…
in German die Energie…
in Catalan energia…
in Japanese 労力, エネルギー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 力量, 精力, 活力…
in Indonesian tenaga…
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