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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prisoner of war, POWnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. POWnoun

    Prisoner of war.

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

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  2. pownoun

    The sound of a violent impact.

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

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  3. pownoun

    The sound of an explosion.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  4. powinterjection

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

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

  5. powinterjection

    Represents the sound of an explosion.

    Etymology: Onomatopoeic.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pow

    A name on the Scotch shores for a small creek. Also, a mole.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of POW in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of POW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of POW in a Sentence

  1. Shella Eckhouse:

    All of a sudden I heard ‘ Pow ! ’ there was debris coming down and steam flying. I was covered in mud.

  2. Teresa Carter:

    I was sitting in my living room and heard the pow, then I heard the little girl screaming, and then four more shots. It was the worse thing I ever heard in my life.

  3. John Sherwood:

    As a historian, I always found it interesting that he didn't really talk about it [ his time as a POW ] unless asked, he saw it as part of his service to the country, and did n’t want to dwell on past service but what he could do today, here and now.

  4. Mikey Weinstein:

    That is still a Christian Bible, it is still promoting -- particularly in the surrounding aspect of the POW-MIA remembrance, one of the most sacred things you could do in the military -- one faith over another faith.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    It's a sign of weakness when you make fun of the disabled, what kind of man would do that? You do not want that man as president of the United States, I can promise you that. ... it's a sign of real weakness when you call John McCain or Leo Thorsness or anybody else that is a POW, who served this country in a way that should be admired, American heroes. Calling them losers? Donald Trump, you're the loser!

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