Power - (n.) Same as Poor, the fish.
Power - (n.) Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power.
Power - (n.) Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm.
Power - (n.) Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.
Power - (n.) The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.
Power - (n.) The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual invested with authority; an institution, or government, which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe; hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity.
Power - (n.) A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
Power - (n.) A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things.
Power - (n.) The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an engine of twenty horse power.
Power - (n.) A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.
Power - (n.) Applied force; force producing motion or pressure; as, the power applied at one and of a lever to lift a weight at the other end.
Power - (n.) A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.
Power - (n.) The product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and a cube is third power, of a number.
Power - (n.) Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc.
Power - (n.) The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any optical instrument, magnifies; in the telescope, and usually in the microscope, the number of times it multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an object; sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it multiplies the apparent surface.
Power - (n.) An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.
Power - (n.) Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power.
Disempower - (v. t.) To deprive of power; to divest of strength.
Empowered - (imp. & p. p.) of Empower
Empowering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Empower
Empower - (v. t.) To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance, and discharge the debtor.
Empower - (v. t.) To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to.
Horse power - () The power which a horse exerts.
Horse power - () A unit of power, used in stating the power required to drive machinery, and in estimating the capabilities of animals or steam engines and other prime movers for doing work. It is the power required for the performance of work at the rate of 33,000 English units of work per minute; hence, it is the power that must be exerted in lifting 33,000 pounds at the rate of one foot per minute, or 550 pounds at the rate of one foot per second, or 55 pounds at the rate of ten feet per second, etc.
Horse power - () A machine worked by a horse, for driving other machinery; a horse motor.
Impower - (v. t.) See Empower.
Outpower - (v. t.) To excel in power; to overpover.
Overpowered - (imp. & p. p.) of Overpower
Overpowering - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Overpower
Overpower - (v. t.) To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to vanquish; to subdue; as, the light overpowers the eyes.
Overpower - (n.) A dominating power.
Overpowering - (a.) Excelling in power; too powerful; irresistible.
Powerable - (a.) Capable of being effected or accomplished by the application of power; possible.
Powerable - (a.) Capable of exerting power; powerful.
Powerful - (a.) 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.
Powerful - (a.) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
Powerless - (a.) Destitute of power, force, or energy; weak; impotent; not able to produce any effect.
Unpower - (n.) Want of power; weakness.
Unpowerful - (a.) Not powerful; weak.
Water power - () The power of water employed to move machinery, etc.
Water power - () A fall of water which may be used to drive machinery; a site for a water mill; a water privilege.
Power - —n. 1 ability to do or act. 2 particular faculty of body or mind. 3 a influence, authority. B ascendancy, control (the party in power). 4 authorization; delegated authority. 5 influential person, body, or thing. 6 state having international influence. 7 vigour, energy. 8 active property or function (heating power). 9 colloq. Large number or amount (did me a power of good). 10 capacity for exerting mechanical force or doing work (horsepower). 11 (often attrib.) Mechanical or electrical energy as distinct from manual labour. 12 a electricity supply. B particular source or form of energy (hydroelectric power). 13 physics rate of energy output. 14 product obtained when a number is multiplied by itself a certain number of times (2 to the power of 3 = 8). 15 magnifying capacity of a lens. 16 deity. —v. 1 supply with mechanical or electrical energy. 2 (foll. By up, down) increase or decrease the power supplied to (a device); switch on or off. the powers that be those in authority. [latin posse be able]
Balance of power - n. 1 situation of roughly equal power among the chief states of the world. 2 power held by a small group when larger groups are of equal strength.
Black power - n. Movement for black rights and political power.
Brainpower - n. Mental ability or intelligence.
Brake horsepower - n. Power of an engine measured by the force needed to brake it.
Candlepower - n. Unit of luminous intensity.
Corridors of power - n.pl. Places where covert influence is said to be exerted in government.
Empower - v. Give authority to.
Fire-power - n. Destructive capacity of guns etc.
Flower power - n. Peace and love, esp. As a political idea.
High-powered - adj. 1 having great power or energy. 2 important or influential.
High-powered - adj. 1 having great power or energy. 2 important or influential.
Horsepower - n. (pl. Same) imperial unit of power (about 750 watts), esp. For measuring the power of an engine.
Manpower - n. Number of people available for work, service, etc.
Motive power - n. Moving or impelling power, esp. A source of energy used to drive machinery.
Nuclear power - n. 1 power generated by a nuclear reactor. 2 country that has nuclear weapons.
Overpower - v. 1 subdue, conquer. 2 (esp. As overpowering adj.) Be too intense or overwhelming for (overpowering smell). overpoweringly adv.
Powerboat - n. Powerful motor boat.
Power cut - n. Temporary withdrawal or failure of an electric power supply.
Powerful - adj. Having much power or influence. powerfully adv. Powerfulness n.
Powerhouse - n. 1 = *power station. 2 person or thing of great energy.
Powerless - adj. 1 without power. 2 wholly unable. powerlessness n.
Power line - n. Conductor supplying electrical power, esp. One supported by pylons or poles.
Power of attorney - n. Authority to act for another person in legal and financial matters.
Powerplant - n. Installation which provides power.
Power point - n. Socket in a wall etc. For connecting an electrical device to the mains.
Power-sharing - n. Coalition government, esp. As preferred on principle.
Power station - n. Building where electrical power is generated for distribution.
Staying power - n. Endurance.
Superpower - n. Extremely powerful nation.
Water-power - n. Mechanical force derived from the weight or motion of water.
Will-power - n. Control by deliberate purpose over impulse.
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