What does potent mean?

Definitions for potent
ˈpoʊt ntpo·tent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. potent, powerful(adj)

    having great influence

  2. potent, strong(adj)

    having or wielding force or authority

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

  3. potent, strong, stiff(adj)

    having a strong physiological or chemical effect

    "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"

  4. potent, virile(adj)

    (of a male) capable of copulation

Wiktionary

  1. potent(Adjective)

    Possessing strength

  2. potent(Adjective)

    Being effective in small quantities.

  3. potent(Adjective)

    Having a sharp or offensive taste.

  4. potent(Adjective)

    able to procreate.

  5. potent(Adjective)

    very powerful or effective.

  6. Origin: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potent(adj)

    producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine

  2. Potent(adj)

    having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince

  3. Potent(adj)

    powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument

  4. Potent(noun)

    a prince; a potentate

  5. Potent(noun)

    a staff or crutch

  6. Potent(noun)

    one of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned

  7. Origin: [See Potence.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Potent

    pō′tent, adj. strong: powerful in a physical or a moral sense: having great authority or influence.—n. a prince, potentate.—ns. Pō′tence, power: (her.) a marking of the shape of T shape: in horology, the stud or counterbridge forming a step for the lower pivot of a verge (also Pō′tance); Pō′tency, power: authority: influence; Pō′tentate, one who possesses power: a prince.—adj. Pōten′tial, powerful, efficacious: existing in possibility, not in reality: (gram.) expressing power, possibility, liberty, or obligation.—n. anything that may be possible: a possibility: the name for a function in the mathematical theory of attractions: the power of a charge or current of electricity to do work.—n. Pōtential′ity.—adv. Pōten′tially.—n. Pōten′tiary, a person invested with power or influence.—v.t. Pōten′tiate, to give power to.—n. Pō′tentite, a blasting substance.—adv. Pō′tently.—n. Pō′tentness.—Potential energy, the power of doing work possessed by a body in virtue of the stresses which result from its position relatively to other bodies. [L. potenspotis, able, esse, to be.]

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How to say potent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of potent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of potent in a Sentence

  1. Bryan Fry:

    It's potent but very precise.

  2. Thabiso Monkoe:

    Knowledge is the most potent weapon

  3. Igor Stravinsky:

    What force is more potent than love?

  4. Noël Coward:

    Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

  5. Stephen Nachmanovitch:

    The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.

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