1. [ noun ] possession of controlling influence
Synonyms: potency powerfulness

"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
Synonyms: ability

"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
Related terms: state
5. [ noun ] (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
Synonyms: office

"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
Synonyms: force

: "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
Synonyms: might mightiness
Related terms: strength
8. [ noun ] (mathematics) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
Synonyms: index exponent
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
Synonyms: power-assisted

"power brakes" "power-assisted steering"

Related terms: assisted
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2665
Similar spelling:   Poyer