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Definition of Power

  • Same as Poor, the fish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.
  • The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.
  • 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.
  • A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
  • A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o� good things.
  • 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.
  • A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.
  • 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.
  • A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.
  • Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power.
  • physical strength
  • possession of controlling influence
  • possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
  • a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
  • a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
  • a very wealthy or powerful businessman
  • one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
  • energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
  • (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
  • (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
  • supply the force or power for the functioning of

How to use power in a sentence. Power pronunciation.

He had seen enough to-night to make him sure that Kaid had once more got the idea of making a European his confidant and adviser; to introduce to his court one of those mad Englishmen who cared nothing for gold-only for power; who loved administration for the sake of administration and the foolish joy of labour.
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His light brown beard and hair and blue eyes gave him a look almost Saxon, and bland power spoke in his face and in every gesture.
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He had had his great fight for place and power, alien as he was in religion, though he had lived in Egypt since a child.
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The quarters of the Chief Eunuch separated the suite from the harem, and Mizraim, the present Chief Eunuch, was a man of power in the Palace, knew more secrets, was more courted, and was richer than some of the princes.
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But they declared to all who crowded upon their words that the Inglesi left the Palace with a face frozen white, as though it was he that had met debacle, while Nahoum had been as urbane and cynical as though he had come to the fulness of his power.
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This still Quaker, with the white shining face and pontifical hat, with his address of "thee" and "thou," and his forms of speech almost Oriental in their imagery and simplicity, himself an archaism, had impressed them with a sense of power.
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Therein lies the power of evil, that it is ever new, ever fortified by continuous conquest and achievements.
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It is a power at once malevolent and beautiful.
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One by one we all had yielded to ceaseless intrigue and common distrust of each other, until no honest man was left; till all were intent to save their lives by holding power; for in this land to lose power is to lose life.
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Might not this Oriental mind, with that faith, be a power to redeem the land?
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She felt the everlasting indignity behind the quiet, youthful eyes, the determined power of the man; but she saw also that, for the present, the course Nahoum suggested was the only course to take.
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He had a peasant's blood; fear of power was ingrained.
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If he has done after the manner of all others in power here, the fault is in the system, not in the man alone.
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He had voluntarily put himself in the power of a man whose fatal secret he knew.
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He had come to power too late to devise another course.
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The Nile and Egypt-Egypt and the Nile-its mystery, its greatness, its benevolence, its life-giving power, without which Egypt is as the Sahara, it conquers the mind of every man at last.
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When he came back from the war he would win his way to power again.
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He stresses the brazenness of the players in presenting, soon after the devastating storm of the night of November 26-27, 1703, two plays, 'Macbeth' and 'The Tempest', "as if they design'd to Mock the Almighty Power of God, _who alone commands the Winds and the Seas_." ('Macbeth' was acted at Drury Lane on Saturday, November 27, as the storm was subsiding, but, because it was advertised in the 'Daily Courant' on Friday, November 26, for the following evening, it would appear that, unless the players possessed the even more formidable power of foreseeing the storm, their presentation of 'Macbeth' at that time was pure coincidence.
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Grant me, ye Powers, one lucky Hint for Mischief.
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But your own Conscience will tell you, if you dare ask it the Question, that it has been the Business of my whole Life, since I have been married to you, to carry my self towards you as a loving and a vertuous Wife ought to do to her Husband; and have done all that lay in my Power to contribute to your Satisfaction.
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Examples of Power

Example #1
He was now set to see what sort of match this intellect could play, when faced by the inherent contradictions present in all truths or the solutions of all problems.
Example #2
He was sitting beside David, and though he asked the question casually, and with apparent intention only of keeping talk going, there was a lurking inquisition in his eye.
Example #3
Going to weight, he was still muscular and well groomed.
Example #4
He was seldom without the string of beads so many Orientals love to carry, and, Armenian Christian as he was, the act seemed almost religious.
Example #5
It was to him, however, like a ground-wire in telegraphy- it carried off the nervous force tingling in him and driving him to impulsive action, while his reputation called for a constant outward urbanity, a philosophical apathy.