Definitions for POWpaʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (used to suggest a heavy blow or an explosive noise.)

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of pow:

1880–85, Amer.

POW(pl.)POW's, POWs.

  1. prisoner of war.

    Category: Military

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prisoner of war, POW(noun)

    a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. POW(noun)ʊ

    a prisoner of war

    news about the soldier and three other POWs


  1. POW(Noun)

    Prisoner of war.

    After his capture he was taken to a camp for POWs.

  2. pow(Noun)

    The sound of a violent impact.

    After his capture he was taken to a camp for POWs.

  3. pow(Noun)

    The sound of an explosion.

  4. pow(Interjection)

    Represents the sound of a violent impact, such as a punch.

  5. pow(Interjection)

    Represents the sound of an explosion.

  6. Origin: Onomatopoeic.

Anagrams of POW

  1. wop


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