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Meaning & Definition of Power in English

English

Power

/paʊər/

noun

1. Possession of controlling influence

  • "The deterrent power of nuclear weapons"
  • "The power of his love saved her"
  • "His powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
    synonym:
  • power
  • ,
  • powerfulness

2. (physics) the rate of doing work

  • Measured in watts (= joules/second)
    synonym:
  • power

3. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

  • "Danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
    synonym:
  • ability
  • ,
  • power

4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power

  • "Being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"
  • "During his first year in office"
  • "During his first year in power"
  • "The power of the president"
    synonym:
  • office
  • ,
  • power

5. One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

  • "The mysterious presence of an evil power"
  • "May the force be with you"
  • "The forces of evil"
    synonym:
  • power
  • ,
  • force

6. A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

    synonym:
  • exponent
  • ,
  • power
  • ,
  • index

7. Physical strength

    synonym:
  • might
  • ,
  • mightiness
  • ,
  • power

8. A state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

    synonym:
  • world power
  • ,
  • major power
  • ,
  • great power
  • ,
  • power
  • ,
  • superpower

9. A very wealthy or powerful businessman

  • "An oil baron"
    synonym:
  • baron
  • ,
  • big businessman
  • ,
  • business leader
  • ,
  • king
  • ,
  • magnate
  • ,
  • mogul
  • ,
  • power
  • ,
  • top executive
  • ,
  • tycoon

verb

1. Supply the force or power for the functioning of

  • "The gasoline powers the engines"
    synonym:
  • power

Examples of using

The power rests with Tom.
What you need is staying power.
All trees and shrubs must be trimmed so that their branches are no closer than one metre from a power line.