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Definitions of power

  1. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. physical strength Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. supplementing or replacing manual effort; "power brakes"; "power-assisted steering" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. (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 office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. powerful Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Same as Poor, the fish. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual invested with authority; an institution, or government, which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe; hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an engine of twenty horse power. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Applied force; force producing motion or pressure; as, the power applied at one and of a lever to lift a weight at the other end. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. The product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and a cube is third power, of a number. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any optical instrument, magnifies; in the telescope, and usually in the microscope, the number of times it multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an object; sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it multiplies the apparent surface. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. The exertion of a strong influence or control over others in a variety of settings--administrative, social, academic, etc. Medical Dictionary DB
  32. State of being able to do or perform something; energy put forth; force; strength; rule; authority; state or nation; great influence; the rate at which mechanical energy is put forth; as, ten horse power; the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself; as, four is the second power of two. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Strength: energy: faculty of the mind: any agency: moving force of anything: rule: authority: influence: ability: capacity: a ruler: a divinity: the result of the continued multiplication of a quantity by itself any given number of times: (optics) magnifying strength: (obs.) a great many. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Authority; influence; strength; faculty; a State; multiplication of a number by itself. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. Powerless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Authority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Strength manifested in effective action; energy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Any agent that exercises power. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Powerly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Powerness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. The faculty of doing or performing anything; force; strength; energy; ability; influence; dominion; authority; a ruler; one who or that which has power; a divinity; a supernatural being supposed to have dominion over some part of creation; military force: legal authority; that which produces motion or force; the product arising from the multiplication of a number or quantity into itself. Power of attorney, a written authority to act for another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. Ability; capacity; strength; energy; faculty or energy of mind; influence; rule or authority; a sovereign; one invested with authority. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. A supernatural being or agent; in arith. and alg., the product arising from the multiplying of a quantity or number into itself one or more time; in law, a reservation in a deed or agreement; in mech., the moving force of a body or machine, or that which produces it; in optics, the maguifying strength. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  44. Possessing power, as a power-loom. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. In real property law. A power is an authority to do some act in relation to real property, or to the creation or revocation of an estate therein, or a charge thereon, which the owner granting or reserving such power might himself perform for any purpose. Civ. Code Dak. thelawdictionary.org
  46. pow'[.e]r, n. that in a person or a thing which enables them to act on other persons or things: strength: energy: faculty of the mind: any agency: moving force of anything: right to command: rule: authority: influence: ability: capacity of suffering: a ruler: a divinity: the result of the continued multiplication of a quantity by itself any given number of times: (optics) magnifying strength: (obs.) a great many.--adjs. POW'ERED, having power; POW'ERFUL, having great power: mighty: intense: forcible: efficacious.--adv. POW'ERFULLY.--ns. POW'ERFULNESS; POW'ER-HOUSE, a house where mechanical power (esp. electric) is generated.--adj. POW'ERLESS, without power: weak: impotent.--adv. POW'ERLESSLY.--ns. POW'ERLESSNESS; POW'ER-LOOM, a loom worked by some mechanical power, as water, steam, &c.--POWER OF ATTORNEY (see ATTORNEY); POWER OF SALE, a clause in securities and wills empowering property referred to to be sold on certain conditions; POWERS, or GREAT POWERS (see GREAT).--ABSOLUTE POWER, power subject to no control by law; CIVIL POWER, power of governing a state; MECHANICAL POWERS (see MECHANICAL). [O. Fr. poer (Fr. pouvoir)--Low L. pot-[)e]re, to be able.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. Faculty-p. Inherent. Irritability-p. Sensorial, see Sensorial-p. Tonic, Irritability. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  48. [Latin] Ability to do; of a microscope, its ability to magnify (also called Magnifying p.; see Magnifying); in mechanics, energy shown in work (dynamic energy); also an agent doing work. Candle-p., illuminating p. measured by comparison with a standard candle (i.e., a supermaceti candle burning 120 grains an hour). Horse-p., a unit of work; the p. exerted in lifting 550 lbs. through 1 foot in 1 second. na
  49. Ability to do or act, as will do all in my p., has the p. of changing its colour; particular faculty of body or mind, as taxes his pp. to the utmost, man of varied pp.; vigour, energy, as more p. to your elbow! (formula of encouragement or approval); active property, as has a high heating p.; government, influence, authority, (over); in one\'s p., under one\'s control; personal ascendency (over); political ascendency, as the party now in p.; authorization, delegated authority, as a bill to extend& define their pp.; p. of ATTORNEY; influential person, body, or thing, as the press had not become a p. in the State; the pp. that be, constituted authoritics; State having international influence; deity, as merciful pp.!; sixth ORDER of angels; (vulg.) large number or amount, as saw a p. of people, did a p. of work; (Math.) third, tenth, &c., p. of a number, product obtained by multiplying the number into itself three, ten, &c., times, as, the third p. of 2 is 8; instrument for applying energy to mechanical purposes, esp. the MECHANICAL pp., the simple MACHINES; mechanical energy as opp. to hand labour, esp. attrib., as p.-lathe, -loom, -mill; capacity for exerting mechanical force esp., HORSE-p., whence (-)powered a.; magnifying capacity of lens. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. [Fr.] (Algeb.) The result of multiplying a number by itself two or more times ; so the fourth power of 5, or 5 power 4, is 5 X 5 X 5 X 5, or 625. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  51. [Fr.] (Mech.) The work done by an agent at the driving point of a machine. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  52. [Fr.] The agent that does the work; as steam-P., water-P., etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  53. n. [French, Latin] Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent ;--physical strength; force ; might ; -mental ability ; talent ; faculty;-moral ability ; energy ; determination ; influence ; control; ability to move and direct;--authority; command ; the governing prince or magistrate ; government ; ruler ;-the divinity ;-an angel, either good. or bad ;-a host ; a military or naval force; an army ; navy;-that which produces motion ; impulse ; impetus; momentum;-one of the six mechanical contrivances on which all machines are constructed ;-the moving or driving force of an engine or machine ;- that by which force is applied or mechanical advantage gained ;-the degree to which a lens, mirror, or other optical instrument magnifies ;-authority ; legal warrant ; - in mathematics and algebra, the product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself ; -colloquially, a great number or quantity ; a multitude ; a mass. Cabinet Dictionary

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