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Definitions of power

  1. supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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.
  3. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination" 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. physical strength Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (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
  7. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (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
  9. Same as Poor, the fish. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Authority; influence; strength; faculty; a State; multiplication of a number by itself. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Authority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Strength manifested in effective action; energy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Any agent that exercises power. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Powerness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Powerly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Powerless. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Possessing power, as a power-loom. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for power

  1. But one thing at least is in my power – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  2. Wondering if even the E's should have that much power over others." – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
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