Definitions of powerful

  1. POWERFULNESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. (Southern regional intensive) very; "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; "a knock-down blow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Having great influence; mighty; strong. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Having great power: mighty: intense: forcible: efficacious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Strong; mighty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Having great powers; mighty; intense; forcible; efficacious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for powerful

  1. You have powerful friends, Monsieur." – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  2. The letters had a powerful effect upon all the gathering around that dinner- table; and Pen thought she had settled the difficulty, or nearly so, when she broke a long silence with,- " They might just as well all come up here and live. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard