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?

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How to say powerful in sign language?

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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. Elissa Slotkin:

    The issue that got to me was this idea that the President, the most powerful man in the world, reached out to a foreigner, a foreign leader, and asked him to dig up dirt on an American.

  2. Alec Baldwin:

    He’s a guy that’s held onto this job, gaming the current system, getting re-elected. Incumbency is a very, very powerful.

  3. Jeremy Corbyn:

    Going to war creates a legacy of bitterness and problems, let us be a force for change in the world, a force for humanity in the world, a force for peace in the world, and a force that recognizes we can not go on like this, with grotesque levels of global inequality, grotesque threats to our environment all around the world, without the rich and powerful governments stepping up to the plate to make sure our world becomes safer and better -- and those people don't end up in poverty, in refugee camps, wasting their lives away.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    In my experience working with patients, I’ve found that the universe can be an extraordinary beacon, no matter who we are and what our backgrounds are. When we attune ourselves to its frequency, it often answers our expectations and intentions. It also protects us from grave dangers. And, over time, it guides us to powerful places we might never have even imagined.

  5. Scott Walker:

    It sends a powerful message across the country and around the world, this is one more tool that will help grow good-paying, family-supporting jobs here in the state of Wisconsin, particularly in the areas where you need them in manufacturing.

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