(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): powerfulness

Definition categories: attribute, quality

2. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

Definition categories: phenomenon

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

- danger heightened his powers of discrimination

Similar word(s): ability

Definition categories: thought, cognition, knowledge, noesis

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

- during his first year in power

- the power of the president

Similar word(s): office

Definition categories: state

5. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

- the mysterious presence of an evil power

Similar word(s): force

Definition categories: person, cause

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

Similar word(s): exponent, index

Definition categories: communication

7. physical strength

Similar word(s): might, mightiness

Definition categories: attribute, strength

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

Similar word(s): superpower

Definition categories: group, commonwealth, country, land, nation, state

9. energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor

- The power went oout around midnight

Similar word(s): electricity

Definition categories: phenomenon, energy

10. a very wealthy or powerful businessman

Similar word(s): baron, king, magnate, mogul, tycoon

Definition categories: person, businessman

Sentences with power as a noun:

- He needed a lot of power to hit the ball out of the stadium.

- After the pylons collapsed, this town was without power for a few days.

- We need a microscope with higher power.


1. supply the force or power for the functioning of

- The gasoline powers the engines

Definition categories: consumption, cater, ply, provide, supply

Sentences with power as a verb:

- This CD player is powered by batteries.