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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun energy:


The word energy and its family (energetic, energetically, energies) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun energy

What does energy mean as a name of something?

Energy is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • energy: energies
  • Energy: -

  1. (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
  2. forceful exertion
  3. enterprising or ambitious drive
    • example: Europeans often laugh at American energy
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of energy: get-up-and-go / push
    • more generic word: drive = the trait of being highly motivated
    • more specific term: second wind = renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking
  4. an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
  5. a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    • example: jogging works off my excess energy
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of energy: vim / vitality
    • more generic terms: good health / healthiness = the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
    • more specific words:
      • juice = energetic vitality
      • ch'i / chi / ki / qi = the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things
  6. any source of usable power
    • example: the DOE is responsible for maintaining the energy policy
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic term: physical phenomenon = a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
  7. the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of Energy: Department of Energy / DOE / Energy Department
    • more generic term: executive department = a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
    • part: Department of Energy Intelligence / DOEI = 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

Alternative definition of the noun energy


  1. The impetus behind all motion and all activity.
  2. The capacity to do work.
  3. [context: physics] A quantity that denotes the ability to do work and is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass × distance²/time² (ML²/T²) or the equivalent.
  4. [context: New Age jargon] An intangible force that is preserved and transferred in human interactions; shared mood or group habit.

Specialised definition of the noun energy

Glossary of sports

the force or strength to carry out activities (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. Energy is a village in Williamson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,146 at the 2010 census.
  2. Energy is an unincorporated community located in Comanche County in Central Texas.

There are other places with in their name, like Alliant Energy Center, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Atomic Energy Junior College, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and American Museum of Science and Energy.


  1. Energy a.k.a. Chelsea Clinton: Chelsea Victoria Clinton is the only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was a special correspondent for NBC News and now works with the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.
  2. Energy is a cinematographer.
    • profession: Cinematographer

There are other people with in their name, like Dark energy, Energy Flash, Dj Energy & Tatana and Energy Murambadoro.


  1. Energy is a Taiwanese pop rock boy band formed in 2002. The original band consisted of five members, namely Milk, Ady, Toro, Penny and Joe. Toro and Milk left the band in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Xiao Gang joined the band in mid-2007. The band disbanded in 2009.
  2. Energy is a musical group.
    • albums: "Punch the Clock", "Invasions of the Mind", "Walk Into the Fire", "Race the Sun"
  3. Energy a.k.a. E.N.E.R.G.Y. is a musical group.
    • also known as Energy..
    • albums: "Desire", "Party Time"
  4. ENERGY is a musical group.
    • album: "Lè Ou Lov'"
  5. Energy is a musical group.
    • album: "Dancing in the Night"

There are other groups with in their name, like Energy 52, XS Energy, Free Energy, High Energy, high-energy, Pure Energy, Energy Source, High - Energy, Digital Energy, Energy Orchard, Kinetic Energy and Alternative energy.


Energy is a defunct organization, record label.


  1. "Energy" is the debut single by American recording artist Keri Hilson. The song was written and produced by The Runaways, consisting of Louis Biancaniello, Sam Watters, Rico Love, and Wayne Wilkins, for her studio album In a Perfect World….
  2. "Energy" is the only studio album by the American ska punk band Operation Ivy. It was originally released only on vinyl and cassette in March 1989 through Lookout! Records. It was remastered and re-released on CD by Lookout! Records in 1991 as an eponymous release with an additional 8 tracks from the band's Hectic EP and the Maximumrocknroll double 7-inch compilation Turn It Around!. Energy has been cited as one of the most important albums of the ska punk genre.
  3. "Energy" was the Slovenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, sung by Nuša Derenda in English.
  4. "Energy" is the 11th studio album by jazz group Fourplay, released on September 23, 2008. The cover show the four members: keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Larry Carlton, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. Energy grafts a variety of sounds – R&B, pop, African and more – to Fourplay’s unwavering jazz foundations. In addition to vocals by East – a charter member since the band’s inception in 1990 – the album also features a vocal track by Esperanza Spalding, the upright bassist, composer and vocalist who has recently taken the jazz world by storm with her self-titled recording debut earlier this year on Heads Up. Fourplay's first single from Energy "Fortune Teller" was nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Pop Instrumental Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards 2009. This is guitarist Larry Carlton's last Fourplay album, before Chuck Loeb joined Fourplay in 2010.
  5. "Energy": 《Energy》는 2008년 6월 16일 발매된 마이티 마우스의 첫 번째 정규 음반이다.
  6. "Energy" is the fifth studio album by The Pointer Sisters, released in 1978 on the Planet label.
  7. "Energy" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  8. "ENERGY" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Energy" is a musical album of Dominique Gaumont.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  10. "Energy" is a musical single of Yulia MacLean, Teflo, Carlos Black.
    • released on
  11. "Energy" is a musical single of Spank Rock.
    • released on
  12. "Energy" is a musical album of The Upstairs.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  13. "Energy" is a musical album of Fire Tiger.
    • released on
  14. "ENERGY" is a musical album of Chage and Aska.
    • released on (26 years ago)
  15. "Energy" is a musical album of Jeremy Steig.
    • released in (45 years ago)


"Energy" is a book by Clive Beggs.

  • also known as "Energy: management, supply and conservation"


  1. Energy is a private Spanish television channel owned by Mediaset España Comunicación. Its programming is aimed towards a male audience. Began test broadcasts on 27 December 2011 before fully launching on 9 January 2012.
  2. Energy: Mental energy or psychic energy is the pseudoscience concept that there is a principle of activity behind the operation of the mind or psyche.
  3. Energy: In signal processing, the energy of a continuous-time signal x is defined as Energy in this context is not, strictly speaking, the same as the conventional notion of energy in physics and the other sciences. The two concepts are, however, closely related, and it is possible to convert from one to the other: where Z represents the magnitude, in appropriate units of measure, of the load driven by the signal.
  4. Energy is a techno-music event taking place after the Street Parade in Zurich, Switzerland. It is considered the largest indoor event of its nature in the country. In 2010, around 14,000 people attended.

Phrases with Energy

Phrases starting with the word Energy:

  1. Energy Mix
  2. energy unit
  3. Energy drink
  4. Energy Field
  5. energy level
  6. Energy Meter
  7. energy state

Phrases ending with the word Energy:

  1. Bond energy
  2. Dark energy
  3. free energy
  4. heat energy
  5. high-energy
  6. mass energy
  7. mass-energy
  8. rest energy
  9. Wall Energy
  10. Fermi Energy
  11. Green energy
  12. Radio Energy
  13. solar energy

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Energy

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Google previewRadiologic Science for Technologists (2013)

Physics, Biology, and Protection by Stewart C. Bushong

Potential energy is the ability to do work by virtue of position.

Google previewEnergy Resources and Systems (2011)

Volume 2: Renewable Resources by Tushar Ghosh, Mark Prelas

Energy is the lifeblood of civilization. Access to relatively inexpensive and...

example, high-head hydroelectric energy is a well established energy resource and already contributes about 20% of the world's electricity. Some countries have ...

Google previewBarron's New Jersey Ask8 Science Test (2008)

by Jackie Halaw

Energy is a property of many substances, and it takes many forms. Heat, light, electricity, chemical, nuclear,

Chemical energy is the energy that is stored in the bonds between atoms of compounds. During chemical reactions, these bonds ...

Google previewA Compendium of the Teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba (2004)

by Charlene Leslie-Chaden

Energy is a divine gift. By curtailing...

Google previewButterflies At the Edge of Forever

Energy is the ultimate source of everything, with all higher, composite complexities that we know of, including all mind and...

Google previewStep-by-step Science Experiments in Energy (2012)

by Janice Pratt VanCleave

Energy is the ability to make change and do work.

Google previewEnvironment : Issues And Concerns (2007)

by Ghosh

CHAPTER XIII Growing Demand & Spiralling Price : Quest for Alternative Energy ENERGY AND DEVELOPMENT "Energy is the lifeblood of modern nations and is a mainstay of high standards of living, sophisticated economies and national ...

Google previewSuperstrings and Other Things (2009)

A Guide to Physics, Second Edition by Carlos I. Calle

Energy is an abstract concept introduced by physicists in order to better understand how nature operates.

Google previewThe Essence of Taijiquan Push-Hands and Fighting Technique (2014)

by Fengming Wang

Inquiring energy refers to a technique that is employed when a practitioner does not know the opponent's real intention or...

Inquiring energy is a method and also a comprehensive technique.

Reverse inquiring energy is an advanced technique which can be gradually mastered by a practitioner who 225 Essence of Taiji ...

Google previewElectronics Engineer's Reference Book (2013)

by L. W. Turner

Energy Like force' or 'time' or “mass', energy is a unifying concept invented to explain systematically certain important...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

Energy. Usage. This page intentionally left blank. A Å A-h amu API atm AU bbl bq Btu (BTU) C C cal cd CDD Ci cm CFS d EMU ESU eV F F ft ft2 ft3 g gal gr Gy h H ha HDD hp ampere angstrom ampere-hour atomic mass unit American ...

Google previewKaiman's Encyclopedia of Energy Topics (1979)

by Jacqueline Masloff


Google previewDictionary of Scientific Principles (2012)

by Stephen Marvin

Kullback's Minimum Cross-entropy Principle; Maximum Information Entropy Principle; Measurement Principle; Measuring Principle; Minimax Entropy Principle; Minimum Energy Principle; Minimum Norm Principle; Minimum Relative Entropy ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

We have carefully compiled terms from various sources, including Stream LNG, Schlumberger, US Energy Information Administration, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, British Petroleum, BHP Billiton, Santos, Woodside Petroleum, Todd ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition, (1994)

by Stuart Nagel

Lawrence Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado It was in the 1970s that the United States awoke to the fact it did not have a national energy policy. The "wake-up call" came in the form of politically caused dislocations in ...

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Quotes about Energy

High energy creates more energy, more energy, more energy. It kicks off synapses, I guess. It opens up your brain and you think of one thing after another thing, after another. You can really open yourself up comedically, which is fun. (Michael Keaton)
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Scrabble value of E1N1E1R1G2Y4

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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