from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or capable of exerting power.
- adj. Effective or potent: a powerful drug.
- adj. Chiefly Upper Southern U.S. Great: "[Everybody had] a powerful lot to say about faith and good works and free grace and preforeordestination, and I don't know what all” ( Mark Twain).
- adv. Chiefly Upper Southern U.S. Very: It was powerful humid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having, or capable of exerting power, potency or influence.
- adj. Large; capacious; said of veins of ore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense
- adj. Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exerting great force or power; able to produce great physical effects; strong; efficient: as, a powerful engine; a powerful blow; a powerful medicine.
- Having great authority; puissant; potent; mighty: as, a powerful nation.
- Characterized by great intellectual power.
- Having great influence or moral power; cogent; efficacious.
- Great; numerous; numerically large. Compare power, 10.
- Synonyms Puissant, forcible, cogent, influential; vigorous, robust, sturdy.
- Very: as, powerful good; powerful weak.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having great power or force or potency or effect
- adj. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
- adj. having great influence
- adj. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
- adj. displaying superhuman strength or power
- adv. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
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