Definitions for powerful
ˈpaʊ ər fəlpow·er·ful
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word powerful.
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"
strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
"a knock-down blow"
having great influence
brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewyadjective
(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
"a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"
displaying superhuman strength or power
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"
Having, or capable of exerting power, potency or influence.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: power and ful.
We have sustain’d one day in doubtful fight,
What heaven’s lord hath powerfullest to send
Against us from about his throne. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Henry II. endeavouring to establish his grandfather’s laws, met with powerful opposition from archbishop Becket. John Ayliffe.
Powerful refers to having great power, strength, influence, or capacity. It can be used in various contexts to describe someone or something possessing physical strength, intellectual prowess, a strong impact, authority over others or being effective in nature. It's often associated with one's ability to control, influence, or produce effects on people, things, or circumstances.
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
large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; as, a powerful army or navy.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'powerful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1396
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'powerful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3470
Rank popularity for the word 'powerful' in Adjectives Frequency: #168
The numerical value of powerful in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of powerful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We are sending an armada. Very powerful, we have submarines. Very powerful. Far more powerful than the aircraft carrier. That I can tell you.
We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is right : crony capitalism is alive and well, government and government programs have grown so big, so powerful, so costly and so complex that only the big and the powerful can prosper. But Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is dead wrong about how to end crony capitalism. You see, whether it is Dodd-Frank, Obamacare or net neutrality, all this government complexity means the big get bigger, the small disappear, and the powerless are trapped.
We are sending an armada. Very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell you.
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
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- мощен, могъщBulgarian
- poderós, potentCatalan, Valencian
- mocný, účinnýCzech
- vahva, mahtava, voimallinen, voimakas, tehokasFinnish
- éifeachtach, cumhachtach, neartmhar, cumasach, láidirIrish
- cumhachdachScottish Gaelic
- poderoso, potenteGalician
- ուժեղ, զորեղ, հզորArmenian
- máttugur, voldugur, kröftugur, valdamikill, öflugur, kraftmikillIcelandic
- ខ្លាំងក្លា, ខ្លាំងពូកែKhmer
- 강력하다, 강하다Korean
- imperiōsus, potensLatin
- poderoso, potentePortuguese
- мощный, влиятельный, могущественный, могучийRussian
- శక్తివంతం, బలమైనTelugu
- quyền lựcVietnamese
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