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Power (IPA: /ˈpaʊɝ/)


Power (n.)

Same as Poor, the fish.

Power (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.

Power (n.)

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.

Power (n.)

Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.

Power (n.)

The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.

Power (n.)

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.

Power (n.)

A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.

Power (n.)

A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things.

Power (n.)

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.

Power (n.)

A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.

Power (n.)

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.

Power (n.)

A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.

Power (n.)

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.

Power (n.)

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.

Power (n.)

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.

Power (n.)

An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.

Power (n.)

Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power.

Power

Ability to influence the behavior of people with or without resistance.

Power

Rate at which energy is transferred, used, or transformed

Power

Concept in international relations

Power

Mathematical operation

Power

Philosophical concept

Example Sentence (Quote)

" " few people blame themselves, while it is in the power of self-love to twist the charge against others." - Anonymous

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "It is not so much the girls' sexuality per se"but the fact that they have sex with other boys". Sex is considered to be a masculine trait because it is a form of power over someone, and if a woman tries to take control of this power she will instantly be punished for trying. Her sexual freedom is not within gender-norms and the patriarchal society does not accept it. Only male domination is natural and follows inevitable from evolutionary"or social pressures"." - Power

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Original Japanese) Queen Metallia... Please, share your power with me... I need it to defeat that accursed girl! Please!" - Fictional last words in animated television series

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [before growing to massive size] Now I will show you the true power of a god!!" - God of War II

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [in anger towards the Oogway statue] I will show you the true power of Chi, brother!" - Kung Fu Panda 3


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