[hahy-pou-erd] /ˈhaɪˈpaʊ ərd/
extremely energetic, dynamic, and capable:
of a forceful and driving character:
high-powered selling techniques.
capable of a high degree of magnification:
a high-powered microscope.
(of an optical instrument or lens) having a high magnification: a high-powered telescope
dynamic and energetic; highly capable
possessing great strength, power, etc: a high-powered engine
1903, originally of automobiles, from high (adj.) + power (v.).
Forceful; energetic; high-octane, punchy: George is a real high-powered salesman
[1930s+; used of cars by 1903]
- High-pressure oxygen
high-pressure oxygen n. See hyperbaric oxygen.
[hahy-presh-er] /ˈhaɪˈprɛʃ ər/ adjective 1. having or involving a pressure above the normal: high-pressure steam. 2. vigorous; persistent; aggressive: high-pressure salesmanship. verb (used with object), high-pressured, high-pressuring. 3. to employ aggressively forceful and unrelenting sales tactics on (a prospective customer): high-pressured into buying a car. adjective 1. having, using, involving, or designed to withstand a […]
[hahy-prahyst] /ˈhaɪˈpraɪst/ adjective 1. expensive; costly: a high-priced camera.
noun 1. a chief priest. 2. Judaism. (from Aaronic times to about the 1st century a.d.) the priest ranking above all other priests and the only one permitted to enter the holy of holies. 3. Informal. a person in a high position of power or influence, especially one who is revered as a preeminent authority […]