Definition of Power

1. Verb. Supply the force or power for the functioning of. "The gasoline powers the engines"

Specialized synonyms: Drive
Generic synonyms: Cater, Ply, Provide, Supply

2. Noun. Possession of controlling influence. "His powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

3. Noun. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second).
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Physical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Electric Power, Electrical Power, Wattage, Waterpower

4. Noun. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done. "Danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

5. Noun. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power. "The power of the president"
Exact synonyms: Office
Generic synonyms: State
Category relationships: Administration, Governance, Governing, Government, Government Activity
Specialized synonyms: Executive Clemency, War Power
Derivative terms: Official, Officiate

6. Noun. One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority. "The forces of evil"
Exact synonyms: Force
Generic synonyms: Causal Agency, Causal Agent, Cause
Specialized synonyms: Juggernaut, Steamroller, Influence, Moloch
Derivative terms: Force, Force, Force

7. Noun. A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
Exact synonyms: Exponent, Index
Specialized synonyms: Degree, Log, Logarithm
Generic synonyms: Mathematical Notation
Derivative terms: Exponential

8. Noun. Physical strength.
Exact synonyms: Might, Mightiness
Generic synonyms: Strength
Derivative terms: Mighty, Mighty

9. Noun. A state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.
Exact synonyms: Great Power, Major Power, Superpower, World Power
Generic synonyms: Body Politic, Commonwealth, Country, Land, Nation, Res Publica, State
Specialized synonyms: Hegemon

10. Noun. A very wealthy or powerful businessman. "An oil baron"
Exact synonyms: Baron, Big Businessman, Business Leader, King, Magnate, Mogul, Top Executive, Tycoon
Generic synonyms: Businessman, Man Of Affairs
Specialized synonyms: Oil Tycoon

Definition of Power

1. n. Same as Poor, the fish.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Power

1. Noun. A button of a computer, a video game console, or similar device, that when pressed, causes the device to be either shut down or powered up. ¹

2. Noun. capability or influence. ¹

3. Noun. physical force or strength. ¹

4. Noun. control, particularly legal or political (jurisdiction) ¹

5. Noun. electricity or a supply of electricity. ¹

6. Noun. (uncountable physics) A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy. ¹

7. Noun. (uncountable physics) A rate to magnify an optical image by a lens or mirror. ¹

8. Noun. (biblical) In Christian angelology, the fourth level of angels, ranked above archangels and below principalities ¹

9. Noun. (mathematics) A product of equal factors. Notation and usage: ''x''''n'', read as "''x'' to the power of ''n''" or "''x'' to the ''n''th power", denotes ''x'' × ''x'' × ... × ''x'', in which ''x'' appears ''n'' times, where ''n'' is called the exponent; the definition is extended to non-integer and complex exponents. ¹

10. Noun. (set theory) Cardinality. ¹

11. Noun. (statistics) The probability that a statistical test will reject the null hypothesis when the alternative hypothesis is true. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To provide power for (a mechanical or electronic device). ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To hit or kick something forcefully. ¹

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Definition of Power

1. to provide with means of propulsion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Power

powdery mildew
power (current term)
power-line communication
power-line communications
power-station worker

Literary usage of Power

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"A distinction must be drawn between tyranny and arbitrary power. Tyranny may be exercised by means of the law, and in that case it is not arbitrary ..."

2. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1888)
"But the principal argument for reposing the power of pardoning in this case to the Chief Magistrate is this: in seasons of insurrection or rebellion, ..."

3. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary by Joseph Story (1891)
"HAVING finished this examination of the power of taxation, ... The next is the power of Congress " to borrow money on the credit of the United States. ..."

4. Cases on Constitutional Law: With Notes by James Bradley Thayer (1895)
""THE specifications of the power about money, given to the Congress of the United States in the Constitution, are two : power is given to coin money and to ..."

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