HyperDic: power

English > 11 senses of the word power:
NOUNattributepower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
phenomenonpower(physics) the rate of doing work
cognitionpower, abilitypossession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
statepower, office(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
person power, forceone possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
communicationpower, exponent, indexa mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
attributepower, might, mightinessphysical strength
grouppower, world power, major power, great power, superpowera state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
phenomenonpower, electricity, electrical energyenergy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
person power, baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, top executive, tycoona very wealthy or powerful businessman
VERBconsumptionpowersupply the force or power for the functioning of
power > pronunciation
Soundspaw'er
Rhymesbellflower ... willpower: 32 rhymes with awer...
English > power: 11 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningpossession of controlling influence.
Examples
  • "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"
  • "the power of his love saved her"
  • "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
Synonympowerfulness
AttributespowerfulHaving great power or force or potency or effect
powerlesslacking power
NarrowercontrolPower to direct or determine
disposalThe power to use something or someone
effectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectualityPower to be effective
free will, discretionThe power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
influenceA power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
interest, interestingnessThe power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
irresistibility, irresistiblenessThe quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist
legal power, jurisdiction(law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
persuasiveness, strengthThe power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument / argument or entreaty
potency, effectiveness, strengthCapacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
preponderancesuperiority in power or influence
puissancePower to influence or coerce
repellent, repellantThe power to repel / repel
stranglehold, chokehold, throttleholdcomplete power over a person or situation
swayControlling influence
valence, valency(chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals
valence, valency(biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
vetoThe power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositepowerlessness, impotence, impotencyThe quality of lacking strength or power
Spanishpoder, potencia
Catalanpoder, potència
English > power: 11 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second) .
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Narrowerelectrical power, electric power, wattageThe product of voltage and current
waterpowerThe power to do work that is latent in a head of water
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishpoder, potencia
Catalanpotència
Verbspowersupply the force or power for the functioning of
English > power: 11 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningpossession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done.
Example"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
Synonymability
Attributesable(usually followed by 'to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
Narroweraptitudeinherent ability
bilingualismThe ability to speak two languages colloquially
capacity, mental abilityThe power to learn or retain knowledge
creativity, creativeness, creative thinkingThe ability to create
faculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
handability
intelligenceThe ability to comprehend
know-howThe (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
leadershipThe ability to lead
originalityThe ability to think and act independently
skill, scienceability to produce solutions in some problem domain
skill, accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, attainmentAn ability that has been acquired by training
superior skillMore than ordinary ability
Broadercognition, knowledge, noesisThe psychological result of perception / perception and learning and reasoning
Oppositeinabilitylack of ability (especially mental ability) to do something
Spanishcapacidad, ingenio, poder
Catalancapacitat, enginy, poder
English > power: 11 senses > noun 4, state
Meaning(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power.
Examples
  • "during his first year in power"
  • "the power of the president"
Synonymoffice
Categorygovernment, governing, governance, government activity, administrationThe act of governing
Narrowerexecutive clemencyThe power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction
war powerAn extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
Spanishcargo, poder
Catalanpoder
English > power: 11 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningOne possessing or exercising power or influence or authority.
Example"the mysterious presence of an evil power"
Synonymforce
NarrowerMolochA tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice
influenceOne having power to influence another
juggernaut, steamrollerA massive inexorable force that seems to crush / crush everything in its way / way
Broadercausal agent, cause, causal agencyAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
Spanishfuerza, poder
Catalanforça, poder
English > power: 11 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
Synonymsexponent, index
NarrowerdegreeThe highest power of a term or variable
logarithm, logThe exponent required to produce a given number
Broadermathematical notationA notation used by mathematicians
Spanishexponente, índice
Catalanexponent, índex
English > power: 11 senses > noun 7, attribute
MeaningPhysical strength.
Synonymsmight, mightiness
BroaderstrengthThe property of being physically or mentally strong
Spanishfuerza, poderío, poder, potencia
Catalanforça, poder
English > power: 11 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningA state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.
Synonymsworld power, major power, great power, superpower
NarrowerhegemonA leading or paramount power
Broaderstate, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicA politically organized body of people under a single government
Spanishsuperpoder, superpotencia
Catalansuperpotència
English > power: 11 senses > noun 9, phenomenon
MeaningEnergy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor.
Synonymselectricity, electrical energy
Narroweralternating current, AC, alternating electric currentAn electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally
direct current, DC, direct electric currentAn electric current that flows in one direction steadily
signalAn electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
Broaderenergy, free energy(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work
Spanishelectricidad, energía eléctrica
Catalanelectricitat, energia elèctrica
English > power: 11 senses > noun 10, person
MeaningA very wealthy or powerful businessman.
Synonymsbaron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, top executive, tycoon
Narroweroil tycoonA powerful person in the oil business
Broaderbusinessman, man of affairsA person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
Spanisharchipámpano, gran empresario, líder empresarial, magnate, mogol, potentado
Catalangran empresari, líder empresarial, magnat, potentat
English > power: 11 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningSupply the force or power for the functioning of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The gasoline powers the engines"
NarrowerdriveCause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishalimentar
Catalanalimentar
Nounspower(physics) the rate of doing work

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