1. Causing awe; appalling; awful.
2. Expressive of awe or terror.
1. Of comparatively great physical weight or density
2. Unusually great in degree or quantity or number
3. Of great intensity or power or force
4. Large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work
5. Marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness
6. Full of; bearing great weight; SYN. weighed down.
7. Slow and laborious because of weight; SYN. lumbering, ponderous.
8. Having or suggesting a viscous consistency
9. Lacking lightness or liveliness; SYN. leaden.
10. Requiring or showing effort; SYN. labored, laboured.
11. Made of fabric having considerable thickness
12. Of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment
13. Sharply inclined
14. Wide from side to side; SYN. thick.
15. Full and loud and deep; SYN. sonorous.
16. Darkened by clouds; SYN. lowering, sullen, threatening.
17. (Physics, chemistry) Being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight
18. (Of sleep) Deep and complete; SYN. profound, sound, wakeless.
19. (Of an actor or role) Being or playing the villain
ETYM Latin intensus stretched, tight, p. p. of intendere to stretch: cf. French intense. Related to Intend, Intent, Intent.
1. In an extreme degree.
2. (Of color) Having the highest saturation; SYN. vivid.
1. Having strength or power greater than average or expected; SYN. powerful, firm, potent.
2. Not faint or feeble; SYN. powerful, overwhelming, potent.
3. (Grammar) Of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection
4. Freshly made or left; SYN. warm.
To a great depth; SYN. deep.
With strength or in a strong manner.
Johannes, 1874, 1957, dt. Physiker; entdeckte 1913 den S.-Effekt, die Aufspaltung einer Spektrallinie in mehrere Einzellinien, wenn die Atome in ein starkes elektr. Feld gebracht werden; Nobelpreis 1919.
(1874-1957) German physicist. In 1902 he predicted, correctly, that high-velocity rays of positive ions (canal rays) would demonstrate the Doppler effect, and in 1913 showed that a strong electric field can alter the wavelength of light emitted by atoms (the Stark effect). Nobel Prize for Physics 1919.
Stark modified in 1913 the photo-equivalence law proposed by Albert Einstein in 1906. Now called the Stark–Einstein law, it states that each molecule involved in a photochemical reaction absorbs only one quantum of the radiation that causes the reaction.
Stark was born in Schickenhof, Bavaria, and studied at Munich.
He became professor 1906 at the Technische Hochschule in Hanover and subsequently held other academic posts until 1922, when he attempted to set up a porcelain factory. This scheme failed, largely because of the depressed state of the German economy. Stark joined the Nazi party 1930 and three years later became president of the Reich Physical-Technical Institute and also president of the German Research Association. But his attempts to become an important influence in German physics brought him into conflict with the authorities and he was forced to resign in 1939. After World War II, he was sentenced to four years' imprisonment by a denazification court 1947.