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. Clive James:

    It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.

  2. Luis Buñuel:

    In any society, the artist has a responsibility. His effectiveness is certainly limited and a painter or writer cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of non-conformity alive. Thanks to them the powerful can never affirm that everyone agrees with their acts. That small difference is important.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    We can't keep on funding transportation by the seat of our pants, three months at a time, i guarantee you this is not how China, Germany, other big powerful countries around the world handle their infrastructure.

  4. Korean Central News Agency:

    (Kim) said everyone should remember that it is the (ruling) partys core plan and unwavering determination to build a powerful force strong enough to discourage any forces from daring to provoke us and to leave any opponent defenseless against our Juche weapons of absolute power even in situations of physical clashes.

  5. Donald Trump:

    If this were 100 years ago, I'd say forget about it...( But) the weaponry is so powerful and they hate us so much that we have to now protect.

Images & Illustrations of powerful

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