Definitions for potentˈpoʊt nt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

po•tentˈpoʊt nt(adj.)

  1. powerful; mighty.

  2. cogent; persuasive.

  3. producing powerful physical or chemical effects:

    a potent drug.

  4. having or exercising great power or influence.

  5. (of a male) capable of sexual intercourse.

Origin of potent:

1490–1500; < L potent- (s. of potēns), prp. of posse to be able, have power; see -ent


po•tentˈpoʊt nt(adj.)

  1. (of a heraldic cross) having a crosspiece at the extremity of each arm.

    Category: Heraldry

Origin of potent:

1325–75; ME potente crutch, var. of potence < F crutch, support < ML potentia, L: power, potency

Princeton's WordNet

  1. potent, powerful(adj)

    having great influence

  2. potent, strong(adj)

    having or wielding force or authority

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

  3. potent, strong, stiff(adj)

    having a strong physiological or chemical effect

    "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"

  4. potent, virile(adj)

    (of a male) capable of copulation


  1. potent(Adjective)

    Possessing strength

  2. potent(Adjective)

    Being effective in small quantities.

  3. potent(Adjective)

    Having a sharp or offensive taste.

  4. potent(Adjective)

    able to procreate.

  5. potent(Adjective)

    very powerful or effective.

  6. Origin: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potent(adj)

    producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine

  2. Potent(adj)

    having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince

  3. Potent(adj)

    powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument

  4. Potent(noun)

    a prince; a potentate

  5. Potent(noun)

    a staff or crutch

  6. Potent(noun)

    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

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powerful; strong

a potent drink.

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