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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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    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. Lorenzo Boyd:

    Social-media engines have had to contend with a new series of both artificial intelligence and expert-system robotic attacks from abroad in recent times, particularly pushing the Chinese narrative that the U.S. is an incompetent government, born out of worry about the novel coronavirus, the extent to which it has was a contributor to domestic U.S. events remains to be seen.There are other... robotic-narrative campaigns sourced within the U.S. that are equally powerful.This is still an election year, and the presidential election is divisive.

  2. Sohad Murrar:

    Seeing a group you don't know as totally mainstream can be powerful. We're thrilled at these results.

  3. Fawaz Gerges:

    The situation is extremely volatile between the two most powerful states in the Gulf, Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran. You have a war of words. You have war by proxies ... This really could get very ugly and dangerous in the next few weeks and next few months.

  4. Chateaubriand:

    What importance can we attach to the things of this world? Friendship? It disappears when the one who is liked comes to grief, or the one who likes becomes powerful. Love? it is deceived, fleeting, or guilty. Fame? You share it with mediocrity or crime. Fortune? Could that frivolity be counted a blessing? All that remains are those so-called happy days that flow past unnoticed in the obscurity of domestic cares, leaving man with the desire neither to lose his life nor to begin it over.

  5. Norman Ricklefs:

    In the cities the militias occupy - Samarra and Tikrit and significant parts of eastern Baghdad - they are the most powerful force, for the first time since 2008, the government has lost control of large parts of cities.

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