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English noun: power

1. power (attribute) possession of controlling influence


SamplesThe deterrent power of nuclear weapons.
The power of his love saved her.
His powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade.


Synonymspowerfulness


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)chokehold, control, discretion, disposal, effectiveness, effectiveness, effectivity, effectuality, effectualness, free will, influence, interest, interestingness, irresistibility, irresistibleness, jurisdiction, legal power, persuasiveness, potency, preponderance, puissance, repellant, repellent, stranglehold, strength, strength, sway, throttlehold, valence, valence, valency, valency, veto


Attributepowerful, powerless


Antonymsimpotence, impotency, powerlessness

2. power (phenomenon) (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)


Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)electric power, electrical power, waterpower, wattage


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. power (cognition) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done


SamplesDanger heightened his powers of discrimination.


Synonymsability


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)accomplishment, acquirement, acquisition, aptitude, attainment, bilingualism, capacity, creative thinking, creativeness, creativity, faculty, hand, intelligence, know-how, leadership, mental ability, mental faculty, module, originality, science, skill, skill, superior skill


Attributeable


Antonymsinability

4. power (state) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power


SamplesBeing 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.


Synonymsoffice


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)executive clemency, war power


Domain categoryadministration, governance, governing, government, government activity

5. power (person) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority


SamplesThe mysterious presence of an evil power.
May the force be with you.
The forces of evil.


Synonymsforce


Broader (hypernym)causal agency, causal agent, cause


Narrower (hyponym)influence, juggernaut, Moloch, steamroller

6. power (communication) a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself


Synonymsexponent, index


Broader (hypernym)mathematical notation


Narrower (hyponym)degree, log, logarithm

7. power (attribute) physical strength


Synonymsmight, mightiness


Broader (hypernym)strength

8. power (group) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world


Synonymsgreat power, major power, superpower, world power


Broader (hypernym)body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state


Narrower (hyponym)hegemon

9. power (person) a very wealthy or powerful businessman


SamplesAn oil baron.


Synonymsbaron, big businessman, business leader, king, magnate, mogul, top executive, tycoon


Broader (hypernym)businessman, man of affairs


Narrower (hyponym)oil tycoon


English verb: power

1. power (consumption) supply the force or power for the functioning of


SamplesThe gasoline powers the engines.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Narrower (hyponym)drive









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