Powerful



[pou-er-fuh l] /ˈpaʊ ər fəl/

adjective
1.
having or exerting great or force.
2.
physically strong, as a person:
a large, powerful athlete.
3.
producing great physical effects, as a machine or a blow.
4.
potent; efficacious:
a powerful drug.
5.
having great effectiveness, as a speech, speaker, description, reason, etc.
6.
having great , authority, or influence; mighty:
a powerful nation.
7.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. great in number or amount:
a powerful lot of money.
/ˈpaʊəfʊl/
adjective
1.
having great power, force, potency, or effect
2.
extremely effective or efficient in action: a powerful drug, a powerful lens
3.
(dialect) large or great: a powerful amount of trouble
adverb
4.
(dialect) extremely; very: he ran powerful fast
adj.

c.1400, from power (n.) + -ful. Meaning “of great quality or number” is from 1811; colloquial sense of “exceedingly” (adv.) is from 1822. Related: Powerfully. Thornton (“American Glossary”) notes powerful as “Much used by common people in the sense of very,” along with monstrous and cites curious expressions such as devilish good, monstrous pretty (1799), dreadful polite, cruel pretty, abominable fine (1803), “or when a young lady admires a lap dog for being so vastly small and declares him prodigious handsome” (1799).

language
A language combining functional programming and logic programming, using “angelic Powerdomains”.
(1998-06-30)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Powerfully

    [pou-er-fuh l] /ˈpaʊ ər fəl/ adjective 1. having or exerting great or force. 2. physically strong, as a person: a large, powerful athlete. 3. producing great physical effects, as a machine or a blow. 4. potent; efficacious: a powerful drug. 5. having great effectiveness, as a speech, speaker, description, reason, etc. 6. having great , […]

  • Power hit

    (Or “power glitch”) A sudden increase (spike) or decrease (drop-out) in the mains electricity supply. These can cause crashes and even permanent damage to computers. Computers and other electronic equipment should really include some kind of over-voltage protection in its mains input to prevent such damamge. [Jargon File]



  • Powerfulness

    [pou-er-fuh l] /ˈpaʊ ər fəl/ adjective 1. having or exerting great or force. 2. physically strong, as a person: a large, powerful athlete. 3. producing great physical effects, as a machine or a blow. 4. potent; efficacious: a powerful drug. 5. having great effectiveness, as a speech, speaker, description, reason, etc. 6. having great , […]

  • Powerhouse

    [pou-er-hous] /ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊs/ noun, plural powerhouses [pou-er-hou-ziz for 1;pou-er-hou-siz for 2] /ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊ zɪz for 1;ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊ sɪz for 2/ (Show IPA) 1. Electricity. a generating station. 2. a person, group, team, or the like, having great energy, strength, or potential for success. /ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs/ noun 1. an electrical generating station or plant 2. (informal) a […]



Disclaimer: Powerful definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.