HyperDic: powerful

English > 6 senses of the word powerful:
ADJECTIVEallpowerfulhaving great power or force or potency or effect
allpowerful, knock-downstrong enough to knock down or overwhelm
allpowerful, potenthaving great influence
allpowerful, brawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight
allpowerful, herculeandisplaying superhuman strength or power
ADVERBallpowerful, mighty, mightily, right(Southern regional intensive) very
powerful > pronunciation
Soundspaw'erfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > powerful: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving great power or force or potency or effect.
Examples
  • "the most powerful government in western Europe"
  • "his powerful arms"
  • "a powerful bomb"
  • "the horse's powerful kick"
  • "powerful drugs"
  • "a powerful argument"
Attribute ofpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Narroweralmighty, all-powerful, omnipotentHaving unlimited power
coerciveServing or intended to coerce
compellingDriving or forcing
mightyHaving or showing great strength or force or intensity
muscularHaving or suggesting great physical power or force
potent, strongHaving or wielding force or authority
puissantPowerful
regentacting or functioning as a regent or ruler
regnant, reigning, rulingExercising power or authority
See alsoeffective, effectual, efficaciousproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
potent, strong, stiffHaving a strong physiological or chemical effect
strongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
Oppositepowerlesslacking power
Spanishpoderoso
Catalanpoderós, potent
Nounspowerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Adverbspowerfullyin a powerful manner
English > powerful: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningStrong enough to knock down or overwhelm.
Synonymknock-down
BroaderstrongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
Spanishpoderoso, potente
Catalanpoderós, potent
English > powerful: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving great influence.
Synonympotent
BroaderinfluentialHaving or exercising influence or power
Spanishcontundente, poderoso, potente
Catalanpoderós, potent
Nounspowerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Adverbspowerfullyin a manner having a powerful influence
English > powerful: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaning(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
Example "powerful arms"
Synonymsbrawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy
BroaderstrongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
Spanishfornido, forzudo, fuerte, musculoso, robusto
Catalanforçut, fornit, fort, musculat, musculós, robust
English > powerful: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningDisplaying superhuman strength or power.
Synonymherculean
BroadersuperhumanAbove or beyond the human or demanding more than human power or endurance
Spanishhercúleo, titánico
Catalanherculi, titànic
Nounspowerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
English > powerful: 6 senses > adverb 1
Meaning(Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree.
Examples
  • "it is powerful humid"
  • "that boy is powerful big now"
Synonymsmighty, mightily, right
Usage ofintensifier, intensiveA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies

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