[syn: baron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon]
1. supply the force or power for the functioning of;
- Example: "The gasoline powers the engines"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accumulation \Ac*cu`mu*la"tion\, n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F.
1. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated,
or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of
earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.
2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by
means of weights lifted or masses put in motion;
An accumulation of degrees (Eng. Univ.), the taking of
several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or
than is allowed by the rules.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Power \Pow"er\, n. (Zool.)
Same as Poor, the fish.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Power \Pow"er\, n. [OE. pouer, poer, OF. poeir, pooir, F.
pouvoir, n. & v., fr. LL. potere, for L. posse, potesse, to
be able, to have power. See Possible, Potent, and cf.
1. 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. "One next himself in power, and next in
2. 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. "The power
of fancy." --Shak.
3. Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted
upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as,
great power of endurance.
Power, then, is active and passive; faculty is
active power or capacity; capacity is passive power.
4. The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the
exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion;
sway; command; government.
Power is no blessing in itself but when it is
employed to protect the innocent. --Swift.
5. 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.
"The powers of darkness." --Milton.
And the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
6. A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
Never such a power . . .
Was levied in the body of a land. --Shak.
7. A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o? good
things. [Colloq.] --Richardson.
(a) 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.
Note: The English unit of power used most commonly is the
horse power. See Horse power.
(b) A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical
energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand
(c) 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.
Note: This use in mechanics, of power as a synonym for force,
is improper and is becoming obsolete.
(d) A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a
motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.
Note: Power is used adjectively, denoting, driven, or adapted
to be driven, by machinery, and not actuated directly
by the hand or foot; as, a power lathe; a power loom; a
9. (Math.) 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.
10. (Metaph.) 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. --I. Watts.
The guiltiness of my mind, the sudden surprise of
my powers, drove the grossness . . . into a
received belief. --Shak.
11. (Optics) 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.
12. (Law) An authority enabling a person to dispose of an
interest vested either in himself or in another person;
ownership by appointment. --Wharton.
13. Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the
business was referred to a committee with power.
Note: Power may be predicated of inanimate agents, like the
winds and waves, electricity and magnetism,
gravitation, etc., or of animal and intelligent beings;
and when predicated of these beings, it may indicate
physical, mental, or moral ability or capacity.
Mechanical powers. See under Mechanical.
Power loom, or Power press. See Def. 8
Power of attorney. See under Attorney.
Power of a point (relative to a given curve) (Geom.), the
result of substituting the coordinates of any point in
that expression which being put equal to zero forms the
equation of the curve; as, x^2 + y^2 - 100 is the
power of the point x, y, relative to the circle x^2 +
y^2 - 100 = 0.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power
of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her";
"his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade" [syn:
power, powerfulness] [ant: impotence, impotency,
2: (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (=
3: possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities)
required to do something or get something done; "danger
heightened his powers of discrimination" [syn: ability,
power] [ant: inability]
4: (of a government or government official) holding an office
means being in power; "being in office already gives a
candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in
office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the
president" [syn: office, power]
5: one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;
"the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be
with you"; "the forces of evil" [syn: power, force]
6: a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a
quantity is multiplied by itself [syn: exponent, power,
7: physical strength [syn: might, mightiness, power]
8: a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the
world [syn: world power, major power, great power,
9: a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron" [syn:
baron, big businessman, business leader, king,
magnate, mogul, power, top executive, tycoon]
v 1: supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The
gasoline powers the engines"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
468 Moby Thesaurus words for "power":
Establishment, VIP, ability, able, absolute power, absolutism,
acme, activity, actuate, administration, ally, ampleness,
amplitude, animate, appurtenance, aptitude, archduchy, archdukedom,
ascendancy, authoritative, authoritativeness, authorities,
authority, authorization, baron, barrel, be-all and end-all, beef,
bent, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, birthright, bite,
bitingness, blue ribbon, body politic, boundlessness, brass,
brass hat, brawn, buffer state, bulk, bump, caliber, capability,
capable, capacity, capital, captive nation, celebrity,
championship, charisma, charm, chieftaincy, chieftainry,
city-state, claim, claws, clout, clutches, colony, command,
commonweal, commonwealth, compel, competence, competency,
competent, compulsion, conjugal right, consequence,
constituted authority, control, convincing, country, county,
credit, cuttingness, decisiveness, delegated authority, demand,
demonic energy, devices, dignitary, dignity, dint, direction,
directorship, disposable resources, disposition, divine right,
domain, dominance, dominant, domination, dominion, dower, dowry,
drag, drive, drive on, driving force, droit, duchy, due, dukedom,
dynamic, dynamism, earldom, effect, effective, effectiveness,
effectual, efficacious, efficient, elder, electricity, eminence,
empery, empire, enchantment, endowment, endurance, energetic,
energy, enormity, enormousness, equipment, ergal, esteem, expanse,
faculty, father, favor, figure, first place, first prize,
fixity of purpose, flair, force, forceful, forcefulness, forcible,
formidableness, forte, fortitude, forward, free city, fuel,
fullness, function, funds, genius, gift, gigantism,
give an impetus, give momentum, goad, good feeling, governance,
government, grand duchy, grandeur, grandness, grasp, great,
great man, great scope, greatness, grip, gripe, guts, gutsiness,
hand, hands, hardiness, headship, heartiness, hegemony, height,
helm, highest, hold, hugeness, immensity, impel, impellent,
impelling force, imperium, impetus, importance, important person,
impressiveness, impulse, impulsion, inalienable right, incentive,
incidental power, incisiveness, incite, incitement, incumbents,
indirect authority, inertia, infinity, influence, influential,
influentiality, inherent authority, insinuation, instinct,
intensity, interest, interests, intestinal fortitude, invincible,
iron hand, iron will, irresistible force, jurisdiction,
jus divinum, kinetic energy, kingdom, kingship, knack, land,
largeness, lashings, lawful authority, leadership, legal authority,
legitimacy, leverage, lion, long suit, lords of creation, lordship,
lot, lump, lustiness, magisterialness, magnate, magnetism,
magnitude, makings, man of mark, management, mandant, mandate,
mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, mass, masterdom,
mastership, mastery, maximum, means, mess, method, metier, might,
mightiness, mighty, mogul, moment, momentum, moral courage,
moral fiber, mordancy, most, motivate, motive power, mountain,
move, much, muchness, muscle, nabob, name, nation, nationality,
natural endowment, natural gift, natural right, ne plus ultra,
nervosity, nervousness, new high, notability, notable, obstinacy,
palms, panjandrum, paramountcy, parts, peck, person of renown,
personage, personality, persuasion, pillar of society, plenitude,
poignancy, polis, polity, possession, potence, potency, potent,
potential, potential energy, potentiality, powder, power elite,
powerful, powerfulness, powers, powers that be, predominance,
preponderance, prerogative, prescription, presidency, pressure,
prestige, presumptive right, pretense, pretension, primacy,
principality, principate, privilege, prodigiousness, propel,
proper claim, property right, propulsion, protectorate, province,
puissance, puissant, pull, punch, puppet government, puppet regime,
purchase, put in motion, qualification, raj, realm, record,
recourses, regality, regnancy, reign, reins of government,
republic, repute, resorts, resources, right, rightful authority,
robustness, royal prerogative, ruggedness, rule, ruling circle,
sachem, satellite, say, seneschalty, set agoing, set going,
set in motion, settlement, sight, sinew, sinewiness, skill,
somebody, something, sovereign nation, sovereignty, speciality,
stalwartness, stamina, state, staying power, steam, sticking power,
stock, stoutness, strength, strength of mind, strength of purpose,
strength of will, strenuous, strenuousness, strings, strong arm,
strong flair, strong language, strong point, stupendousness,
sturdiness, suasion, subtle influence, suggestion, sultanate,
superiority, superpower, supply, supremacy, sway, talent, talents,
talons, territory, the goods, the great, the say, the say-so,
the stuff, the top, thrust, title, top brass, top people, top spot,
toparchia, toparchy, toughness, tremendousness, trenchancy, turn,
tycoon, upper hand, vastness, very important person,
vested authority, vested interest, vested right,
vicarious authority, vigor, vigorous, vigorousness, virtue,
vitality, voltage, warrant, ways, ways and means, weight, weighty,
what it takes, wherewith, wherewithal, whip hand, whip on, wieldy,
will, will of iron, will power, worthy, zenith
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):
Power Optimization With Enhanced RISC [chip] (IBM, Apple,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC. The IBM
processor architecture on which PowerPC was based.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
POWER. This is either inherent or derivative. The former is the right,
ability, or faculty of doing something, without receiving that right,
ability, or faculty from another. The people have the power to establish a
form of government, or to change one already established. A father has the
legal power to chastise his son; a master, his apprentice.
2. Derivative power, which is usually known, by the technical name of
power, is an authority by which one person enables another to do an act for
him. Powers of this kind were well known to the common law, and were divided
into two sorts: naked powers or bare authorities, and powers coupled with an
interest. There is a material difference between them. In the case of the
former, if it be exceeded in the act done, it is entirely void; in the
latter it is good for so much as is within the power, and void for the rest
3. Powers derived from, the doctrine of uses may be defined to be an
authority, enabling a person, through the medium of the statute of uses, to
dispose of an interest, vested either in himself or another person.
4. The New York Revised Statute's define a power to be an authority to
do some act in relation to lands, or the creation of estates therein, or of
charges thereon, which the owner granting or reserving such power might
himself lawfully perform.
5. They are powers of revocation and appointment which are frequently
inserted in conveyances which owe their effect to the statute of uses; when
executed, the uses originally declared cease, and new uses immediately arise
to the persons named in the appointment, to which uses the statute transfers
the legal estate and possession.
6. Powers being found to be much more convenient than conditions, were
generally introduced into family settlements. Although several of these
powers are not usually called powers of revocation, such as powers of
jointuring, leasing, and charging settled estates with the payment of money,
yet all these are powers of revocation, for they operate as revocations, pro
tanto, of the preceding estates. Powers of revocation and appointment may be
reserved either to the original owners of the land or to strangers: hence
the general division of powers into those which relate to the land, and
those which are collateral to it.
7. Powers relating to the land are those given to some person having an
interest in the land over which they are to be exercised. These again are
subdivided into powers appendant and in gross.
8. A power appendant is where a person has an estate in land, with a
power of revocation and appointment, the execution of which falls within the
compass of his estate; as, where a tenant for life has a power of making
leases in possession.
9. A power in gross is where a person has an estate in the land, with a
power of appointment, the execution of which falls out of the compass of his
estate, but, notwithstanding, is annexed in privity to it, and takes effect
in the appointee, out of an interest vested in the appointer; for instance,
where a tenant for life has a power of creating an estate, to commence after
the determination of his own, such as to settle a jointure on his wife, or
to create a term of years to commence after his death, these are called
powers in gross, because the estate of the person to whom they are given,
will not be affected by the execution of them.
10. Powers collateral, are those which are given to mere strangers, who
have no interest in the laud: powers of sale and exchange given to trustees
in a marriage settlement are of this kind. Vide, generally, Powell on
Powers, assim; Sugden on Powers, passim; Cruise, Dig. tit. 32, ch. 13; Vin.
Ab. h.t.; C om. Dig. Poiar; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 40, 92, 201, 307; 2 Id. 166,
200; 1 Vern. by Raithby, 406; 3 Stark. Ev. 1199; 4 Kent, Com. 309; 2 Lilly's
Ab. 339; Whart. Dig. h.t. See 1 Story, Eq. Jur. Sec. 169, as to the
execution of a power, and when equity will supply the defect of execution.
11. This classification of powers is admitted to be important only with
reference to the ability of the donee to suspend, extinguish or merge the
power. The general rule is that a power shall not be exercised in derogation
of a prior grant by the appointer. But this whole division of powers has
been condemned' as too artificial and arbitrary.
12. Powell divides powers into general and particular. powers. General
powers are those to be exercised in favor of any person whom the appointer
chooses. Particular powers are those which are to be exercised in favor of
specific objects. 4 Kent, Com. 311, Vide, Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; Mediate
powers; Primary powers.
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):
Power -- U.S. County in Idaho
Population (2000): 7538
Housing Units (2000): 2844
Land area (2000): 1405.565379 sq. miles (3640.397464 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 37.029920 sq. miles (95.907049 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1442.595299 sq. miles (3736.304513 sq. km)
Located within: Idaho (ID), FIPS 16
Location: 42.770307 N, 112.814105 W
Power County, ID
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Power, MT -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Montana
Population (2000): 171
Housing Units (2000): 71
Land area (2000): 1.498039 sq. miles (3.879904 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.007075 sq. miles (0.018323 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.505114 sq. miles (3.898227 sq. km)
FIPS code: 59500
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 47.715367 N, 111.687054 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 59468
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.