Definition of Powerful in English :

Define Powerful in English

Powerful meaning in English

Meaning of Powerful in English

Pronunciation of Powerful in English

Powerful pronunciation in English

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1. powerful

having great power or force or potency or effect

Example Sentences:
'the most powerful government in western Europe'
'his powerful arms'
'a powerful bomb'
'the horse's powerful kick'
'powerful drugs'
'a powerful argument'

2. knock-down, powerful

strong enough to knock down or overwhelm

Example Sentences:
'a knock-down blow'

3. potent, powerful

having great influence

4. brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy

(of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

Example Sentences:
'a hefty athlete'
'a muscular boxer'
'powerful arms'

5. herculean, powerful

displaying superhuman strength or power

Example Sentences:
'herculean exertions'


6. mightily, mighty, powerful, right

(Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree

Example Sentences:
'the baby is mighty cute'
'he's mighty tired'
'it is powerful humid'
'that boy is powerful big now'
'they have a right nice place'
'they rejoiced mightily'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of powerful
having great power, force, potency, or effect
extremely effective or efficient in action
a powerful drug
a powerful lens
3. dialect
large or great
a powerful amount of trouble
4. dialect
extremely; very
he ran powerful fast

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see synonyms of powerful
having much power; strong or influential
2.  Dialectal

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of powerful
1. Having or capable of exerting power.
2. Effective or potent: a powerful drug.
3. Chiefly Upper Southern US Great: "[Everybody had] a powerful lot to say about faith and good works and free grace ... and I don't know what all" (Mark Twain).
Chiefly Upper Southern US
Very: It was powerful humid.

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