Search Result for "power":
1. possession of controlling influence;
- Example: "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"
- Example: "the power of his love saved her"
- Example: "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
[syn: power, powerfulness]
2. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second);
3. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done;
- Example: "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
[syn: ability, power]
4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power;
- Example: "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"
- Example: "during his first year in office"
- Example: "during his first year in power"
- Example: "the power of the president"
[syn: office, power]
5. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;
- Example: "the mysterious presence of an evil power"
- Example: "may the force be with you"
- Example: "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, index]
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, power, superpower]
9. a very wealthy or powerful businessman;
- Example: "an oil baron"
[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. accumulation.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof. [1913 Webster] Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by means of weights lifted or masses put in motion; electricity stored. An accumulation of degrees (Eng. Univ.), the taking of several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or than is allowed by the rules. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Power \Pow"er\, n. (Zool.) Same as Poor, the fish. [1913 Webster]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. Posse comitatus.] 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 crime." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance. [1913 Webster] Power, then, is active and passive; faculty is active power or capacity; capacity is passive power. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] 4. The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government. [1913 Webster] Power is no blessing in itself but when it is employed to protect the innocent. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] And the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. --Matt. xxiv. 29. [1913 Webster] 6. A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Never such a power . . . Was levied in the body of a land. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o? good things. [Colloq.] --Richardson. [1913 Webster] 8. (Mech.) (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. [1913 Webster] Note: The English unit of power used most commonly is the horse power. See Horse power. [1913 Webster] (b) A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc. (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. [1913 Webster] Note: This use in mechanics, of power as a synonym for force, is improper and is becoming obsolete. [1913 Webster] (d) A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power. [1913 Webster] 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 power press. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] The guiltiness of my mind, the sudden surprise of my powers, drove the grossness . . . into a received belief. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 12. (Law) An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment. --Wharton. [1913 Webster] 13. Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Mechanical powers. See under Mechanical. Power loom, or Power press. See Def. 8 (d), note. 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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
power 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, powerlessness] 2: (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second) 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, index] 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, power, superpower] 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, zenithV.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
POWER Power Optimization With Enhanced RISC [chip] (IBM, Apple, Motorola)The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
POWER 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 only. 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 Headwords: Power Power, ID Power County Power County, IDU.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. Headwords: Power, MT Power