from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The supposed inducement of movement of an object by mental or spiritual power.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Movement of or motion in an object, animate or inanimate, produced without contact with the body producing the motion. See the quotation under telekinetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the ability to move objects by means of thought alone, without physical means; -- an ability claimed by certain persons, such as mediums.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The ability to move and manipulate an object with the power of one's mind.
  • noun An instance of use of such power.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From tele- + -kinesis.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word telekinesis.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Is there a verb that means "exercising telekinesis"?

    July 16, 2007

  • levitate is sometimes used for a specific form of telekinesis--that is, to lift something in the air by non-physical means.

    July 16, 2007

  • Or you could just do what many Wordies do--make one up. ;-)

    July 16, 2007

  • Telekinesising?

    July 17, 2007

  • That's quite a tongue-twister. ;-)

    July 17, 2007

  • Beam me up,Scottie

    December 21, 2007

  • Telekinesis is slower than teleportation. And more painful, if you're being transported from ship to planet. Much, much more painful.

    December 21, 2007