having great influence
having or wielding force or authority
"providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
potent, strong, stiff(adj)
having a strong physiological or chemical effect
"a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
(of a male) capable of copulation
Being effective in small quantities.
Having a sharp or offensive taste.
able to procreate.
very powerful or effective.
Origin: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.
producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine
having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince
powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument
a prince; a potentate
a staff or crutch
one of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned
Origin: [See Potence.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pō′tent, adj. strong: powerful in a physical or a moral sense: having great authority or influence.—n. a prince, potentate.—ns. Pō′tence, power: (her.) a marking of the shape of : in horology, the stud or counterbridge forming a step for the lower pivot of a verge (also Pō′tance); Pō′tency, power: authority: influence; Pō′tentate, one who possesses power: a prince.—adj. Pōten′tial, powerful, efficacious: existing in possibility, not in reality: (gram.) expressing power, possibility, liberty, or obligation.—n. anything that may be possible: a possibility: the name for a function in the mathematical theory of attractions: the power of a charge or current of electricity to do work.—n. Pōtential′ity.—adv. Pōten′tially.—n. Pōten′tiary, a person invested with power or influence.—v.t. Pōten′tiate, to give power to.—n. Pō′tentite, a blasting substance.—adv. Pō′tently.—n. Pō′tentness.—Potential energy, the power of doing work possessed by a body in virtue of the stresses which result from its position relatively to other bodies. [L. potens—potis, able, esse, to be.]
The numerical value of potent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of potent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Images & Illustrations of potent
Translations for potent
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for potent »
Find a translation for the potent definition in other languages:
Select another language: