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Definitions for omnipotent
ɒmˈnɪp ə təntom·nipo·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. almighty, all-powerful, omnipotentadjective

    having unlimited power


  1. omnipotentadjective

    Having unlimited power, force or authority.

  2. omnipotentadjective

    Describing a cell (especially a stem cell) that is capable of developing into any type of cell or forming any type of tissue (also called a totipotent cell). See also pluripotent.

  3. Omnipotentnoun


  4. Etymology: from omnipotens, from omnis + potens.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Omnipotentadjective

    Almighty; powerful without limit.

    Etymology: omnipotens, Lat.

    You were also Jupiter, a swan, for the love of Leda: oh omnipotent love! how near the god drew to the complexion of a goose?. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Wind.

    The perfect being must needs be omnipotent; both as self-existent and as immense: for he that is self-existent, having the power of being, hath the power of allbeing; equal to the cause of all being, which is to be omnipotent. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol. b. i. c. 1.


  1. omnipotent

    Omnipotence is the quality of having unlimited power. Monotheistic religions generally attribute omnipotence only to the deity of their faith. In the monotheistic religious philosophy of Abrahamic religions, omnipotence is often listed as one of a deity's characteristics, along with omniscience, omnipresence, and omnibenevolence. The presence of all these properties in a single entity has given rise to considerable theological debate, prominently including the problem of evil, the question of why such a deity would permit the existence of evil. It is accepted in philosophy and science that omnipotence can never be effectively understood.


  1. omnipotent

    Omnipotent refers to having unlimited power or authority; possessing the ability to do anything and everything. Most often it is used to describe a divine or supernatural being, like a god, who is all-powerful.

Editors Contribution

  1. omnipotentverb

    All powerful

    God Almighty is omnipotent.

    Etymology: latin omnis, -is, -e all latin pp of potui, to be able to: potens, potentis compare engl. (im-)potence, potential, potentiate

    Submitted by JoanC on April 9, 2022  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of omnipotent in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of omnipotent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of omnipotent in a Sentence

  1. Calvin Coolidge:

    Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Beyond all vanities, fights, and desires, omnipotent silence lies.

  3. W. T. Ussery:

    We are all in the hands of an omnipotent, omniscient, just and merciful God, and whatever may be the destiny of humanity (for real or woe), there will be a universal and eternal amen to all that God does.

  4. Clive Staples Lewis:

    Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

  5. Longfellow:

    How absolute and omnipotent is the silence of the night! And yet the stillness seems almost audible. From all the measureless depths of air around us comes a half sound, a half whisper, as if we could hear the crumbling and falling away of the earth and all created things in the great miracle of nature?decay and reproduction?ever beginning, never ending?the gradual lapse and running of the sand in the great hour-glass of Time.

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  • Myhartstands4
    May I not to you that I possess a webster's dictionary in the 1925 edition and the omnipresent was the one that noted a bracket on paper on the page 673 that contained  the letter L. Omnis was in italics the word all+E present then another bracket... Does this pertain to the etymology? 
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