What does powerful mean?

Definitions for powerful
ˈpaʊ ər fəlpow·er·ful

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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

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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. Anuj Somany:

    When the rich and powerful people get caught of their wrongful acts on the pitch, they can switch off the system's operation and say it is a technical glitch.

  2. Angie Maxwell:

    If it's Cruz wins, Cruz wins, Cruz wins, that's a big momentum. It will look and sound powerful, despite the delegate numbers, Cruz is clearly making it his strategy to win in the South, and it's smart from a perception standpoint, in terms of delegate counts, it doesn't do as much as it would have done had they been winner take all primaries, but the headlines could be a game-changer.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We have one of the most powerful ships in the world that is loaded up and we don't want to do anything.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in President Putin denial today.

  5. Mara Dolores Iglesias Bentez:

    Bleach is used as a very powerful disinfectant, it is logical that it be used to disinfect streets and asphalt, but here the damage has been brutal.

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    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    • A. profound
    • B. brilliant
    • C. greedy
    • D. occasional

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