[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)
Electricity. a generating station.
a person, group, team, or the like, having great energy, strength, or potential for success.
an electrical generating station or plant
(informal) a forceful or powerful person or thing
1873, “building where power is generated,” from power (n.) + house (n.). Figurative sense is from 1913.
[pou-er] /ˈpaʊ ər/ noun 1. ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. 2. political or national strength: the balance of power in Europe. 3. great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force. 4. the possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy: power over men’s minds. 5. […]
- Power kiting
noun 1. an activity in which a person, sitting in a small buggy or wearing skis, etc, is propelled by the wind power generated by a large kite to which he or she is attached by ropes
- Power kite
noun a type of dual-line kite capable of generating a lot of pulling power, esp. on a buggy, surfboard, snowboard, or skis; also called traction kite
[pou-er-lis] /ˈpaʊ ər lɪs/ adjective 1. unable to produce an effect: a disease against which modern medicine is virtually powerless. 2. lacking to act; helpless: His legs crumpled, and he was powerless to rise. /ˈpaʊəlɪs/ adjective 1. without power or authority adj. early 15c., “lacking might or fortitude,” from power (n.) + -less. Related: Powerlessly; […]