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Meaning of POWERFUL

Pronunciation:  'pawurful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  (Southern regional intensive) very; "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"
  2. [adj]  displaying superhuman strength or power; "herculean exertions"
  3. [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"
  4. [adj]  having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments"
  5. [adj]  (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"
  6. [adj]  strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; "a knock-down blow"
 

POWERFUL is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: all-powerful, almighty, brawny, coercive, cogent, compelling, hefty, herculean, influential, knock-down(a), mighty, mighty, muscular, omnipotent, potent, puissant, regent(ip), regnant, reigning, right, ruling, sinewy, strong, superhuman
 
 Antonyms: powerless, weak
 
 See Also: effective, effectual, efficacious

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pow"er*ful\, a.
1. 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.

         The powerful grace that lies In herbs, plants,
         stones, and their true qualities.     --Shak.

2. (Mining) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.

Syn: Mighty; strong; potent; forcible; efficacious;
     energetic; intense. -- {Pow"er*ful*ly}, adv. --
     {Pow"er*ful*ness}, n.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A language combining functional programming and logic programming, using "angelic Powerdomains".

 
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