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, powerfuladjective

    having great influence

  2. potent, strongadjective

    having or wielding force or authority

    "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"

  3. potent, strong, stiffadjective

    having a strong physiological or chemical effect

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

  4. potent, virileadjective

    (of a male) capable of copulation

Wiktionary

  1. potentadjective

    Possessing strength

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  2. potentadjective

    Being effective in small quantities.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  3. potentadjective

    Having a sharp or offensive taste.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  4. potentadjective

    able to procreate.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

  5. potentadjective

    very powerful or effective.

    Etymology: From potens, present participle of posse, from potis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potentadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  2. Potentadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  3. Potentadjective

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

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  4. Potentnoun

    a prince; a potentate

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  5. Potentnoun

    a staff or crutch

    Etymology: [See Potence.]

  6. Potentnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.): 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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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. Helen Keller:

    Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousand of miles and all the years you have lived.

  2. Noël Coward:

    Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.

  3. Tim Soutphommasane:

    In the past, this had its most potent expression in the form of the Fortress Australia immigration policy.

  4. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

  5. Marc Baum:

    You’re very limited with the range of drugs that are amenable to this technology, they have to be potent, have a long half-life in the body and be very soluble.

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