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 power power

noun

  • ( ) possession of controlling influence  ( power, powerfulness )
    possession of controlling influence
     the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
     the power of his love saved her
    the power of his love saved her
     his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
    his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • ( ) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done  ( ability, power )
    possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
     danger heightened his powers of discrimination
    danger heightened his powers of discrimination
  • ( ) (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)  ( power )
    (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
  • ( ) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself  ( exponent, index, power )
    a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
  • ( ) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority  ( force, power )
    one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
     the mysterious presence of an evil power
    the mysterious presence of an evil power
     may the force be with you
    may the force be with you
     the forces of evil
    the forces of evil
  • ( ) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power  ( office, power )
    (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
     being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage
    being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage
     during his first year in office
    during his first year in office
     during his first year in power
    during his first year in power
     the power of the president
    the power of the president
  • ( ) physical strength  ( might, mightiness, power )
    physical strength
  • ( ) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world  ( great power, major power, power, superpower, world power )
    a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
  • a very wealthy or powerful businessman  ( baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon )
    a very wealthy or powerful businessman
     an oil baron
    an oil baron
  • energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor  ( electrical energy, electricity, power )
    energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
     they built a car that runs on electricity
    they built a car that runs on electricity
     The power went oout around midnight
    The power went oout around midnight
  • verb

  • ( ) supply the force or power for the functioning of  ( power )
    supply the force or power for the functioning of
     The gasoline powers the engines
    The gasoline powers the engines


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