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IELTS BNC: 765 COCA: 615


energy /ˈɛnɚʤi/ noun
plural energies
plural energies
Learner's definition of ENERGY
: ability to be active : the physical or mental strength that allows you to do things精力;能力;力量
[noncount] : natural enthusiasm and effort活力;干劲
[noncount] : usable power that comes from heat, electricity, etc.能量;能源
see also nuclear energy
technical : the ability of something (such as heat, light, or running water) to be active or do work能;能量
[noncount] informal : a type of power that some people believe a person or place produces(某人或某地带给人们的某种)能量
IELTS BNC: 765 COCA: 615



en·​er·​gy ˈe-nər-jē How to pronounce energy (audio)
plural energies
: dynamic quality
narrative energy
: the capacity of acting or being active
intellectual energy
: a usually positive spiritual force
the energy flowing through all people
: vigorous exertion of power : effort
investing time and energy
: a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work
: usable power (such as heat or electricity)
also : the resources for producing such power
Choose the Right Synonym for energy

power, force, energy, strength, might mean the ability to exert effort.

power may imply latent or exerted physical, mental, or spiritual ability to act or be acted upon.

the awesome power of flowing water

force implies the actual effective exercise of power.

used enough force to push the door open

energy applies to power expended or capable of being transformed into work.

a worker with boundless energy

strength applies to the quality or property of a person or thing that makes possible the exertion of force or the withstanding of strain, pressure, or attack.

use weight training to build your strength

might implies great or overwhelming power or strength.

the belief that might makes right

Example Sentences

The kids are always so full of energy. They devoted all their energy to the completion of the project. They devoted all their energies to the completion of the project. She puts a lot of energy into her work. The newer appliances conserve more energy.
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Word History


Late Latin energia, from Greek energeia activity, from energos active, from en in + ergon work — more at work

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of energy was in 1783
IELTS BNC: 765 COCA: 615


1ability to be active/work hard活力;精力ADJECTIVE | ... OF ENERGY | VERB + ENERGY | ENERGY + VERB | ENERGY + NOUN | PHRASES ADJECTIVEboundless, endless, inexhaustible, limitless, unflagging, unlimited無窮的精力;經久不衰的能量I admire her boundless energy.她那使不完的精力令我羨慕。pure, raw, sheer純正的/原始/純粹的能量excess, surplus多餘的/過剩的精力nervous, restless精神緊張/焦躁不安而產生的精力manic狂熱的活力youthful青春活力creative創造力There is a lack of creative energy in the industry.這個行業缺乏創造力。emotional, mental, physical, sexual情感活力;心理活力;體能;性能力pent-up被壓抑的能量negative, positive負能量;正能量... OF ENERGYamount, level精力的多少;精力的充沛程度You can judge how healthy you are by the amount of energy you have.可以通過精力的充沛程度來判斷健康狀況。great deal大量的精力Bringing up twins requires a great deal of energy.養育雙胞胎要花大量的精力。burst精力的一陣爆發With a sudden burst of energy, he ran to the top of the hill.他突然湧起一股勁,衝上山頂。VERB + ENERGYbe bursting with, be full of, have充滿活力;有活力The children are always full of energy.孩子們總是精力充沛。I don't seem to have any energy these days.這些日子我總覺得無精打采。exude, radiate散發/輻射能量feel感受到活力You could feel the energy coming back to you from the audience.你可以感受到活力從觀眾回到自己身上來。lack缺乏活力He never seems to lack energy.他看起來總是精力旺盛。put投入精力She put all her energy into her work.她把所有的精力都投入到工作中。I will put all my energies into improving the situation. (especially BrE) 我會拿出所有的精力來改善狀況。expend (formal) , spend, use花費精力
channel, concentrate, devote, direct, focus, turn傾注能量;集中能量;把精力投入到⋯;轉移精力Prisoners are encouraged to channel their energy into exercise.鼓勵囚犯把精力轉到鍛煉中去。add, bring, give增加能量;帶來活力;提供能量boost提升能量conserve, save保存精力;積蓄精力work off消耗精力The kids were running around, working off their surplus energy.孩子們到處亂跑,消耗着過剩的精力。waste浪費精力We don't want to waste our energy trying to persuade people who are just not interested.我們不想浪費精力去試圖說服根本毫無興趣的人。drain, sap消耗精力The hills sapped his energy and he got off his bike for frequent rests.騎車上山消耗體力,他不時下車休息一下。muster, muster up, summon, summon up提起勁頭;聚集力量;振作精神She eventually summoned up the energy to cook dinner.她終於打起精神去做飯了。invest付出精力We must invest our time and energy in the development of our craft.要提高我們的技藝,必須投入時間和精力。ENERGY + VERBflag精力消退It was late and my energy was beginning to flag.很晚了,我開始精力不濟。dissipate, drain away能量消散;精力耗盡ENERGY + NOUNlevel, reserves能量水平/儲備My energy levels are still low.我依然精力不足。bar, drink能量棒;能量飲料boost能量提升Sugar provides an energy boost.糖分能夠提高精力。PHRASESenergy and enthusiasm精力和熱情She always works with energy and enthusiasm.她工作起來一直充滿精力和熱情。an outlet for your energy精力釋放的途徑Football gives them an outlet for their energy.踢足球能讓他們釋放精力。time or energy時間或精力I don't have the time or energy to argue with you.我沒有時間,也沒有精力跟你爭吵。a waste of energy浪費精力It's a waste of energy cutting this grass-nobody's going to see it.割這些草純粹是浪費精力 - 根本沒有人會注意。


2source of power能源ADJECTIVE | ... OF ENERGY | VERB + ENERGY | ENERGY + NOUN | PHRASES ADJECTIVEalternative, clean, green, renewable可替代/清潔/綠色/可再生能源the change from fossil fuels to renewable energy由礦物燃料到可再生能源的轉變atomic, nuclear, solar, wave, wind原子能;核能;太陽能;波浪能;風能cheap廉價能源... OF ENERGYamount能量的多少The new power station produces vast amounts of energy.新電站發電量巨大。VERB + ENERGYgenerate, produce產生/生產能量harness利用能量attempts to harness solar energy嘗試利用太陽能release釋放能量provide, supply供應能量consume, use消耗能量;使用能量store貯存能量No battery could store enough energy to turn over a car's engine.任何電池都無法貯存足以啟動汽車引擎的能量。conserve, save節能waste浪費能量need, require需要能量ENERGY + NOUNproduction能量生產consumption, use能量消耗;能量使用demand, needs, requirements能源需求total energy requirements for the coming year來年的能源總需求supply能源供給The nuclear plant provides a fifth of the nation's energy supplies.這家核電站生產的能量佔全國能源供應總量的兩成。resources, sources能源reserves, stores能源貯備/貯存conservation能源保護savings節能equipment that offers long-term energy savings能持久節能的設備efficiency能效bill, costs, prices能源開支/成本/價格crisis, problem, shortage能源危機/問題/短缺The country could face an energy crisis if demand continues to rise.如果能源需求繼續增加,這個國家可能會面臨能源危機。company, industry, sector能源公司/工業/部門state control of the energy industries國家對能源工業的控制market能源市場The cost of solar power needs to fall before it makes an impact on the energy market.太陽能要降低成本才能對現有的能源市場有所影響。plan, policy, programme/program, project, strategy能源規劃/政策/計劃/項目/策略a government-sponsored renewable energy project政府資助的可再生能源項目management能源管理independence (especially NAmE) 能源獨立PHRASESa demand for energy能源需求The demand for energy is expected to increase dramatically.能源需求預計會急速增長。a form of energy能源形式a source of energy能源
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0_0: Translations of Energy
  • # n.
    活力: energy, vigor, vigour, vitality
    勁: air, drive, energy, expression, gusto, interest
    勁頭: drive, energy, spirit, strength, vigor, vigour
    精力: buoyancy, energy, vigor, vigour
    能: ability, capability, energy
    能量: capability, energy
    能源: energy, power source
    氣力: effort, energy, strength

0_0: Definitions of Energy
  • # noun.
    - the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity.
    * changes in the levels of vitamins can affect energy and well-being
    - power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources, especially to provide light and heat or to work machines.
    * nuclear energy
    - the property of matter and radiation which is manifest as a capacity to perform work (such as causing motion or the interaction of molecules).
    * a collision in which no energy is transferred

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