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Meaning & Definition of Powerful in English

English

Powerful

/paʊərfəl/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • powerful

2. Strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

  • "A knock-down blow"
    synonym:
  • knock-down(a)
  • ,
  • powerful

3. Having great influence

    synonym:
  • potent
  • ,
  • powerful

4. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight

  • Rugged and powerful
  • "A hefty athlete"
  • "A muscular boxer"
  • "Powerful arms"
    synonym:
  • brawny
  • ,
  • hefty
  • ,
  • muscular
  • ,
  • powerful
  • ,
  • sinewy

5. Displaying superhuman strength or power

  • "Herculean exertions"
    synonym:
  • herculean
  • ,
  • powerful

adverb

1. (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"
    synonym:
  • mighty
  • ,
  • mightily
  • ,
  • powerful
  • ,
  • right

Examples of using

I think when death closes our eyes, we plunge into so powerful beams that in comparison with them even the sunlight seems like a shadow.
The powerful rip current carried Tom far away from the shore.
Tom has a powerful grip.