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dy·na·mo

 (dī′nə-mō′)
n. pl. dy·na·mos
1. A generator, especially one for producing direct current.
2. An extremely energetic and forceful person: a vice president who was the real dynamo of the corporation.

[Short for dynamoelectric machine.]

dynamo

(ˈdaɪnəˌməʊ)
n, pl -mos
1. (General Physics) a device for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy, esp one that produces direct current. Compare generator1
2. informal an energetic hard-working person
[C19: short for dynamoelectric machine]

dy•na•mo

(ˈdaɪ nəˌmoʊ)

n., pl. -mos.
1. an electric generator, esp. for direct current.
2. an energetic, hardworking, forceful person.
[1882; short for dynamoelectric]

dynamo-

var. of dyna-: dynamometer.

dy·na·mo

(dī′nə-mō′)
An electric generator, especially one that produces direct current. See more at generator.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dynamo - generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armaturedynamo - generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature
field magnet - a magnet that provides a magnetic field in a dynamo or electric motor
generator - engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction

dynamo

noun
An intensely energetic, enthusiastic person:
Translations
دينامو، مُوَلِّد كَهْرُبائي
dynamo
dynamo
dinamo
dinamó
rafall
generatorius
dinamomašīna
dynamo

dynamo

[ˈdaɪnəməʊ] Ndínamo f, dinamo f, dínamo m (LAm), dinamo m (LAm)

dynamo

[ˈdaɪnəməʊ] ndynamo f

dynamo

nDynamo m; (Aut) → Lichtmaschine f; she’s a human dynamosie steckt voller Dynamik

dynamo

[ˈdaɪnəməʊ] ndinamo f inv

dynamo

(ˈdainəmou) plural ˈdynamos noun
a machine that produces electric currents.
References in classic literature ?
"I start twelve immensely strong wires -- naked, not insulated -- from a big dynamo in the cave -- dynamo with no brushes except a positive and a negative one --"
They go out from the positive brush of the dynamo; there is a ground-connection through the negative brush; the other ends of the wire return to the cave, and each is grounded independently."
"I have had a light fixed there for the benefit or the fishermen," he said, "a light which I work from my own dynamo. Between where we are sitting now and there - only a little way out to sea - is a jagged cluster of cruel rocks.
It needs charging often, but I have a dynamo of my own.
Even from where they sat they could hear the faint whirr of a dynamo.
I hope Lorenzo has better luck with the dynamo; without the fans there won't be much sleeping to-night if we're driven below."
Her interior was wholly rebuilt, so that the hold became main-cabin and staterooms, while abaft amidships were installed engines, a dynamo, an ice machine, storage batteries, and, far in the stern, gasoline tanks.
Hardly ever did he pass through his barn without paying homage to his own progressiveness and oozing approval of the mechanical milker, driven by his own electrical dynamo, the James Way stanchions with electric lights above, the individual drinking fountains at the head of each cow, the cork-brick floors, the scrupulously white-washed walls, and the absence of odor, with the one exception of sweet, fermented silage.
The electricians had contrived a catchment pool and a wheel in the torrent close at hand--for the little Mulhausen dynamo with its turbinal volute used by the telegraphists was quite adaptable to water driving, and on the sixth day in the evening the apparatus was in working order and the Prince was calling--weakly, indeed, but calling--to his air-fleet across the empty spaces of the world.
There is an electric drill with plenty of waterproof cable to reach from the ship's dynamos to the cliff-top when the Toreador is anchored at a safe distance from shore, and there is sufficient half-inch iron rod to build a ladder from the base to the top of the cliff.
Dynamo led three times during the contest but were pegged back by a Cleethorpes side who remain unbeaten after the victory.
Germany's Bild reported earlier that the Russian football club was ready to pay for Philipp 20 million euros ($22.4 million), which was a record sum ever paid by Dynamo Moscow.