English noun: power
|1.||power (attribute) possession of controlling influence|
|Samples||The deterrent power of nuclear weapons.|
The power of his love saved her.
His powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade.
|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|
|Antonyms||impotence, 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 category||natural philosophy, physics|
|3.||power (cognition) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done|
|Samples||Danger heightened his powers of discrimination.|
|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|
|4.||power (state) (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power|
|Samples||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.
|Narrower (hyponym)||executive clemency, war power|
|Domain category||administration, governance, governing, government, government activity|
|5.||power (person) one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority|
|Samples||The mysterious presence of an evil power.|
May the force be with you.
The forces of evil.
|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|
|Broader (hypernym)||mathematical notation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||degree, log, logarithm|
|7.||power (attribute) physical strength|
|8.||power (group) a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world|
|Synonyms||great power, major power, superpower, world power|
|Broader (hypernym)||body politic, commonwealth, country, land, nation, res publica, state|
|9.||power (person) a very wealthy or powerful businessman|
|Samples||An oil baron.|
|Synonyms||baron, 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|
|Samples||The gasoline powers the engines.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||cater, ply, provide, supply|