What does Powerful mean?

Definitions for Powerful
ˈpaʊ ər fəlPow·er·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Powerful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerful(adj)

    having great power or force or potency or effect

    "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"

  2. knock-down(a), powerful(adj)

    strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

    "a knock-down blow"

  3. potent, powerful(adj)

    having great influence

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy(adj)

    (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"

  5. herculean, powerful(adverb)

    displaying superhuman strength or power

    "herculean exertions"

  6. mighty, mightily, powerful, right(adverb)

    (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

    "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily"

Wiktionary

  1. powerful(Adjective)

    Having, or capable of exerting power, potency or influence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Powerful(adj)

    full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel

  2. Powerful(adj)

    large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. powerful

    Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; as, a powerful army or navy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Powerful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1396

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Powerful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3470

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Powerful' in Adjectives Frequency: #168

How to pronounce Powerful?

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    Karen
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    Australian
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    Indian

How to say Powerful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Powerful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Powerful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Powerful in a Sentence

  1. Aaron Ralph Thomas:

    When presenting on-camera, shorter messages tend to work best. One of the most powerful but overlooked tools for concise on-camera communication is the teleprompter. Teleprompters keep you on point and on message.

  2. Robert:

    I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.

  3. Reed Brody:

    The verdict sends a powerful message that the days when tyrants could brutalize their people, pillage their treasury and escape abroad to a life of luxury are coming to an end.

  4. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

  5. Stephen Boswell:

    Denial is a tremendously powerful thing, and sometimes it's easier, especially when you have no or minimal symptoms, it's easier to deny things. People can work through that, but it can take some time. So it's a normal response. But the problem is, if it lasts too long it's against the interest of a patient.

Images & Illustrations of Powerful

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