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

How to pronounce powerful?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I'm not one of these guys who's going to give, on something as serious and important as foreign policy, a seat-of-the-pants answer, when I have an informed opinion, I'll give it, and when I don't ... I say 'I don't know.' I think 'I don't know' is a pretty powerful answer in politics.

  2. Greg Mourad:

    It’s an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars, there’s no reason for Austin Fire Department -RRB- and Austin Fire Department -RRB- is the problem with unionizing the public sector. They [ unions ] have become the most powerful lobby group in politics. The CEI study found that Texas cities pay thousands of hours in release time to teachers, cops and firefighters, and raised the possibility that such payments violate the Lone Star State’s constitution, which prohibits the transfer of public funds to private entities that do not serve a public purpose.

  3. Tatiana Anderson:

    What it tells you is that when you smoke a cigarette, the physiologic consequences don't stop just because you quit for several weeks, it just shows Tatiana Anderson how powerful something like smoking is and the lasting effects it can have on Tatiana Anderson body.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The pleasure and pride is in receiving the award, reward and prize from the hands of a true master and not servant who might be sitting on a very high, powerful position.

  5. Joss Bland-Hawthorn:

    Its plausible that one explosion took place 10 million years ago, and the jet is now arriving in our direction, but I think the most powerful bursts from our Sun would be about the same power so, bad for satellites and space walkers, but our atmosphere protects life pretty well.

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