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]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
POWER Performance Optimization with Enhanced RISC. The IBM processor architecture on which PowerPC was based.V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2006):
POWER Power Optimization With Enhanced RISC [chip] (IBM, Apple, Motorola)U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Power, MT Zip code(s): 59468Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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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