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. powerful(adj)

    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), powerful(adj)

    strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

    "a knock-down blow"

  3. potent, powerful(adj)

    having great influence

  4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy(adj)

    (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"

  5. herculean, powerful(adverb)

    displaying superhuman strength or power

    "herculean exertions"

  6. mighty, mightily, powerful, right(adverb)

    (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. powerful(Adjective)

    Having, or capable of exerting power, potency or influence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Powerful(adj)

    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. Powerful(adj)

    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
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    To be taskipated simply means to be overwhelmed with tasks (challenges, difficulties or hardships). But, you shouldn't be overwhelmed with tasks. Rather, you should boldly confront and overcome your tasks (challenges, difficulties or hardships). I mean, face and tackle your tasks squarely until you are through with all of them. For, you are more powerful and capable than you think or imagine. ~Emeasoba George.

  2. Matt Finer:

    We have seen how powerful these images can be.

  3. Caterina Rando:

    Increase your personal power through positive and powerful communication. Recognize and eliminate negative self talk.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    God almighty is awesome and all-powerful indeed. In fact, he (God) should not be underestimated by anyone. Because, he (God) has a track record of making the so called common people Great and he equally has a track record of making the so called ordinary people Extraordinary. Now that is to say, he (God) can make you (your own self) Great and Extraordinary overnight, regardless of your family background and academic qualifications. As a matter of fact, he (God) made Esther (an Orphan) a Queen in a foreign country, just like he made Barack Obama (a Kenyan) President of the United states of America, as well he made Joseph the general overseer also in a foreign nation just to prove that with him (God) everything is possible. Thus, you've got to stop underestimating God (come what may). ~Emeasoba George

  5. Pedro Sanchez:

    No one can independently pull out of this challenge, there is no wall high enough to protect any country from this challenge, however powerful they are.

Images & Illustrations of powerful

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