What does Powerful mean?

Definitions for Powerful
ˈpaʊ ər fəlPow·er·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. powerfuladjective

    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), powerfuladjective

    strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

    "a knock-down blow"

  3. potent, powerfuladjective

    having great influence

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewyadjective

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

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

  5. herculean, powerfuladverb

    displaying superhuman strength or power

    "herculean exertions"

  6. mighty, mightily, powerful, rightadverb

    (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. powerfuladjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Powerfuladjective

    Etymology: power and ful.

    We have sustain’d one day in doubtful fight,
    What heaven’s lord hath powerfullest to send
    Against us from about his throne. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Henry II. endeavouring to establish his grandfather’s laws, met with powerful opposition from archbishop Becket. John Ayliffe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Powerfuladjective

    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. Powerfuladjective

    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

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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. Charles Robert Darwin:

    The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.

  2. Julia Farley:

    This unique find is of international importance. It dates to around 400–250 BC, and is probably the earliest Iron Age gold work ever discovered in Britain, the torcs were probably worn by wealthy and powerful women, perhaps people from the continent who had married into the local community. Piecing together how these objects came to be carefully buried in a Staffordshire field will give us an invaluable insight into life in Iron Age Britain.

  3. David Schenker:

    In many ways, I think he'd really rather be jumping out of airplanes than meeting in Davos with the rich and powerful, the military milieu is one in which the King is most comfortable.

  4. Buckminster Fuller:

    Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    Ilhan is a leader of strength and courage, she will not back down from a fight with billionaires and the world's most powerful corporations to transform our country so it works for all of us. I'm proud of what we've done in Congress, and together we will build a multiracial working class coalition to win the White House.

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