|1.||[ noun ] possession of controlling influence|
"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
|Related terms:||powerlessness quality interest influence control effectiveness disposal legal_power potency free_will persuasiveness alchemy sway puissance veto authorization irresistibility preponderance reins repellant stranglehold valence valence powerful powerless|
|2.||[ noun ] (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)|
|Related terms:||physical_phenomenon electrical_power waterpower physics|
|3.||[ noun ] possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done|
"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
|Related terms:||inability cognition skill skill art intelligence faculty originality leadership hand aptitude creativity know-how superior_skill capacity able|
|4.||[ noun ] (politics,geography) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world|
|Synonyms:||great_power major_power superpower world_power|
|5.||[ noun ] (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power|
"being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage" "during his first year in power"
|Related terms:||state war_power executive_clemency government|
|6.||[ noun ] one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority|
: "the mysterious presence of an evil power" "may the force be with you" "the forces of evil"
|Related terms:||causal_agent juggernaut influence Moloch force|
|7.||[ noun ] physical strength|
|8.||[ noun ] (mathematics) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself|
|Related terms:||mathematical_notation degree logarithm|
|9.||[ verb ] supply the force or power for the functioning of|
"The gasoline powers the engines"
|Related terms:||provide drive|
|10.||[ noun ] (work,business) a very wealthy or powerful businessman|
|Synonyms:||top_executive king business_leader tycoon magnate big_businessman mogul baron|
: "an oil baron"
|Related terms:||businessman oil_tycoon|
|11.||[ adjective ] supplementing or replacing manual effort|
"power brakes" "power-assisted steering"
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2665|