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Meaning of powerful by Wiktionary Dictionary

powerful


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    Adjective

    powerful ( comparative powerfuller or more powerful, superlative powerfullest or most powerful )

    1. Having, or capable of exerting power, potency or influence .

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Explanation of powerful by Wordnet Dictionary

powerful


    Adverb
    1. very

    2. it is powerful humid
      that boy is powerful big now
    Adjective
    1. displaying superhuman strength or power

    2. having great power or force or potency or effect

    3. the most powerful government in western Europe
      his powerful arms
      a powerful bomb
      the horse's powerful kick
      powerful drugs
      a powerful argument
    4. having great influence

    5. ( of a person ) possessing physical strength and weight

    6. powerful arms
    7. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm



    Definition of powerful by GCIDE Dictionary

    powerful


    1. Powerful a.
      1. Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, “a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel.”

      The powerful grace that lies

      In herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities. Shak.

      2. ( Mining ) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.

      Syn. -- Mighty; strong; potent; forcible; efficacious; energetic; intense.

      -- Powerfully, adv. -- Powerfulness, n.