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. 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.

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. John Hannah:

    Instead of being the JV team, they turn out to be the most powerful terrorist group in history.

  2. Peter Li:

    Since the 1980s, eating wild animals has been promoted in TCM remedies for such things as skin health, fertility, longevity and fighting cancer, and it's undoubtedly a powerful lobby.

  3. Kim Jong:

    We cannot but develop nonstop super-powerful weapon systems to remove the potential and direct threats to the security of our country that exist in the south.

  4. Loren Thompson:

    It's a secret program, it's a high priority for the Air Force, and Northrop wants to build the bomber in California, a very powerful state.

  5. Vaclav Havel:

    Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for .success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

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