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pow·er

 (pou′ər)
n.
1.
a. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively: Is it in your power to undo this injustice?
b. often powers A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude: her powers of concentration.
2.
a. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted: the power of the waves. See Synonyms at strength.
b. Effectiveness at moving one's emotions or changing how one thinks: a novel of great power.
3.
a. The ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority: How long has that party been in power?
b. The military strength or economic or political influence of a nation or other group: That country projects its power throughout the region.
c. A country, nation, or other political unit having great influence or control over others: the western powers.
4.
a. A supernatural being: the powers of evil.
b. powers Christianity The sixth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
5.
a. The energy or motive force by which a physical system or machine is operated: turbines turned by steam power; a sailing ship driven by wind power.
b. The capacity of a system or machine to operate: a vehicle that runs under its own power.
c. Electrical or mechanical energy, especially as used to assist or replace human energy.
d. Electricity supplied to a home, building, or community: a storm that cut off power to the whole region.
6. Physics The rate at which work is done, expressed as the amount of work per unit time and commonly measured in units such as the watt and horsepower.
7. Electricity
a. The product of applied potential difference and current in a direct-current circuit.
b. The product of the effective values of the voltage and current with the cosine of the phase angle between current and voltage in an alternating-current circuit.
8. Mathematics
a. See exponent.
b. The number of elements in a finite set.
9. Statistics In a statistical test, the probability of correctly rejecting the null hypothesis when it is false.
10. A measure of the magnification of an optical instrument, such as a microscope or telescope.
11. Chiefly Upper Southern US A large number or amount. See Note at powerful.
12. Archaic An armed force.
adj.
1. Of or relating to political, social, or economic control: a power struggle; a power base.
2. Operated with mechanical or electrical energy in place of bodily exertion: a power tool; power car windows.
3. Of or relating to the generation or transmission of electricity: power companies; power lines.
4. Informal Of or relating to influential business or professional practices: a pinstriped suit with a power tie; met with high-level executives at a power breakfast.
tr.v. pow·ered, pow·er·ing, pow·ers
To supply with power, especially mechanical or electrical power.
Idiom:
powers that be
Those who hold effective power in a system or situation: a plan vetoed by the powers that be.

[Middle English, from Old French pooir, to be able, power, from Vulgar Latin *potēre, to be able, from Latin potis, able, powerful; see poti- in Indo-European roots.]

power

(ˈpaʊə)
n
1. ability or capacity to do something
2. (often plural) a specific ability, capacity, or faculty
3. political, financial, social, etc, force or influence
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) control or dominion or a position of control, dominion, or authority
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state or other political entity with political, industrial, or military strength
6. a person who exercises control, influence, or authority: he's a power in the state.
7. a prerogative, privilege, or liberty
8. (Law)
a. legal authority to act, esp in a specified capacity, for another
b. the document conferring such authority
9. (Military)
a. a military force
b. military potential
10. (Mathematics) maths
a. the value of a number or quantity raised to some exponent
b. another name for exponent4
11. (Statistics) statistics the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis in a test when it is false. The power of a test of a given null depends on the particular alternative hypothesis against which it is tested
12. (General Physics) physics engineering a measure of the rate of doing work expressed as the work done per unit time. It is measured in watts, horsepower, etc. Symbol: P
13. (Electronics)
a. the rate at which electrical energy is fed into or taken from a device or system. It is expressed, in a direct-current circuit, as the product of current and voltage and, in an alternating-current circuit, as the product of the effective values of the current and voltage and the cosine of the phase angle between them. It is measured in watts
b. (as modifier): a power amplifier.
14. the ability to perform work
15. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. mechanical energy as opposed to manual labour
b. (as modifier): a power mower.
16. a particular form of energy: nuclear power.
17. (General Physics)
a. a measure of the ability of a lens or optical system to magnify an object, equal to the reciprocal of the focal length. It is measured in dioptres
b. another word for magnification
18. informal a large amount or quantity: a power of good.
19. (Theology) (plural) the sixth of the nine orders into which the angels are traditionally divided in medieval angelology
20. in one's power (often foll by an infinitive) able or allowed (to)
21. in someone's power under the control or sway of someone
22. the powers that be the established authority or administration
vb (tr)
23. to give or provide power to
24. (Mechanical Engineering) to fit (a machine) with a motor or engine
25. (intr) slang to travel with great speed or force
[C13: from Anglo-Norman poer, from Vulgar Latin potēre (unattested), from Latin posse to be able]

pow•er

(ˈpaʊ ər)

n.
1. ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something.
2. political or national strength.
3. great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force.
4. the possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy: power over people's minds.
5. political ascendancy or control in the government of a country, state, etc.
6. legal ability, capacity, or authority.
7. delegated authority; authority granted to a person or persons in a particular office or capacity: the powers of the president.
8. a document or written statement conferring legal authority.
9. a person or thing that possesses or exercises authority or influence.
10. a state or nation having international authority or influence.
11. a military or naval force.
12. Often, powers. a deity; divinity: the heavenly powers.
13. powers, an order of angels. Compare angel (def. 1).
14. Physics. work done or energy transferred per unit of time. Symbol: P
15. mechanical energy as distinguished from hand labor: a loom driven by power.
16. a particular form of mechanical or physical energy: hydroelectric power.
17. energy, force, or momentum.
18. Math.
a. the product obtained by multiplying a quantity by itself one or more times: The third power of 2 is 8.
b. the exponent of an expression, as a in xa.
19.
a. the magnifying capacity of a microscope, telescope, etc., expressed as the ratio of the diameter of the image to the diameter of the object. Compare magnification (def. 2).
b. the reciprocal of the focal length of a lens.
v.t.
20. to supply with electricity or other means of power.
21. to give power to; make powerful.
22. to inspire; spur.
23. (of a fuel, engine, or any source able to do work) to supply force to operate (a machine).
24. power up, to prepare to operate or do work: to power up a computer; powered up for the final match.
adj.
25. operated or driven by a motor or electricity: a power mower; power tools.
26. operated by a procedure in which manual effort is supplemented or replaced by hydraulic, mechanical, or electric means: power brakes.
27. conducting electricity: a power cable.
28. Informal. expressing power; involving or characteristic of those having authority or influence: a power breakfast.
Idioms:
the powers that be, those in supreme command; the authorities.
[1250–1300; Middle English pouer(e), poer(e) < Anglo-French poueir, poer, n. use of infinitive: to be able < Vulgar Latin *potēre, for Latin posse to be able, have power. See potent1]

pow·er

(pou′ər)
1. The energy by which a machine or system is operated: trains that run on steam power; ships that use nuclear power.
2. Physics The rate at which work is done with respect to time, measured in units such as watts or horsepower. Compare energy, work.
3. Mathematics The number of times a number or an expression is multiplied by itself, as shown by an exponent. Thus ten to the sixth power, or 106, equals one million.
4. A number that represents the magnification of an optical instrument, such as a microscope or telescope. A 500-power microscope can magnify something 500 times.

Power

 an abundance; a body of armed men; a fighting force; a large quantity, a great number—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: power of angels; of followers; of good, 1770; of goods (provisions); of horsemen, 1553; of fine ladies, 1706; of laymen, 1641; of men of war, 1523; of money, 1680; of poor people, 1661; of servants, 1801; of good things, 1755; of troops; of years.

Power

 
  1. About as influential as the ‘p’ in pneumonia and the ‘k’ in knitting —Anon
  2. Aggressive as an elbow in the side —Henry James
  3. As omnipotent and as full of faults as Jove —Wallace Stegner
  4. Authority shrivelled as muslin in a fire —Vita Sackville-West
  5. Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish —Anne Bradstreet
  6. Compelling as a gun at your head —Anon
  7. [Choice to do something] compelling as the sense of vocation which doctors and missionaries are supposed to experience —John Braine
  8. (He is) consuming … like a candle —Richard Flecknoe
  9. Feel like a lion in a den of Daniels —W. S. Gilbert
  10. Strong [a person’s pull on others] as a riptide —Reynolds Price
  11. Glows with power like a successful shaman —Marge Piercy
  12. Had a ring of authority, like monarchy —Barbara Lazear Ascher
  13. Immoderate power, like other intemperance, leaves the progeny weaker and weaker, until Nature, as [if] in compassion, covers it with her mantle and is seen no more —Walter Savage Landor
  14. Influence is like a savings account. The less you use it, the more you’ve got —Andrew Young
  15. Influential as gnats —Susan Heller Anderson
  16. It’s like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there —Harold Macmillan, Parade, July 7, 1963
  17. Like wealth and power, prestige tends to be cumulative: the more of it you have, the more you can get —C. Wright Mills
  18. Made him fetch and carry just as if he was a great Newfoundland dog —William Makepeace Thackeray
  19. (But her looks have) no power over me … like a tug on a tree on a limb that has lost feeling —William Getz
  20. Once a man of power, always a man of power. Like being a Boy Scout —Anthony Powell
  21. (Memories … ) powerful as floods —Elizabeth Spencer
  22. Power [in the Middle East] gravitates towards radicals like iron filings toward a magnet —Karen Elliott House
  23. Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches —Percy Bysshe Shelley

    ’Whatever’ replaces the old English ‘whate’er.’

  24. Power, like lightning, injures before its warning —Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  25. Power, like the diamond, dazzles the beholder, and also the wearer —Charles Caleb Colton
  26. The right of commanding … like an inheritance, it is the fruit of labors, the price of courage —Voltaire
  27. To rule must be a calling, it seems, like surgery or sculpture —W. H. Auden
  28. Scenting power like blood —Janet Flanner
  29. Seemed the personification of brute strength … like a gorilla dripped in peroxide —Donald Seaman
  30. Strode like a colossus over the [White House] staff —Dean Rusk, New York Times March 1, 1987

    Rusk used this image to compare Lyndon Johnson’s control over the White House staff to Ronald Reagan’s delegation of power.

  31. Swept me ahead of her like a leaf —Elizabeth Bishop
  32. There was authority in his attitude … and its heat threatened to melt Bird [name of character] like a piece of candy —Kenzaburo Oë
  33. They pass him on from hand to hand, like a baton in a relay race, and he ultimately becomes a puppet manipulated by others —Vladmir Solovyou and Elena Klopikova
  34. To add a little weight to his argument he put a hand like a bunch of bananas flat on my chest —Jimmy Sangster
  35. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered —Thomas Paine

Power

 

come on like gangbusters To burst upon the scene with noisy exuberance; to come on with great power or force; to be officious or overbearing at first meeting. This expression derives from the blaring sound effects that opened a 1936 radio program called Gangbusters. These included the sounds of marching feet, machine-gun fire, and a screaming siren.

money talks Wealth means power; almost anything can be secured with money. This expression alludes to the way money and its procurement direct one’s life, as well as to the automatic respect and deference given to the wealthy by the less affluent.

the powers that be The authorities; a group or individual exercising complete control and having the power to make decisions affecting large numbers of people. This phrase is Biblical in origin.

For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. (Romans 13:1)

It is implied that “the powers that be” are impersonal and inaccessible.

pull rank To make use of one’s higher status in order to obtain a desired objective. This expression originated in the armed forces, where one of subordinate rank must comply absolutely with the orders of a superior. The term is now also applied to civilians, particularly in describing certain employeremployee interactions. In either case, the expression usually suggests the unexpected or unfair use of authority in resolving a dilemma or in demanding submission.

throw one’s weight around To exert one’s influence inappropriately or unfairly, to pull strings; to lord it over subordinates, to pull rank. Weight, meaning ‘power or influence,’ probably derives from the advantage of added pounds or extra weight in contact sports.

power

strength
1. 'power'

If someone has power, they are able to control other people and their activities.

People in positions of power, such as teachers, must act responsibly.
He believes the President has too much power.
2. 'strength'

Don't use 'power' to refer to someone's physical energy, or their ability to move heavy objects. Use strength.

It took me some time to recover my strength after the illness.
This sport requires a lot of physical strength.

power


Past participle: powered
Gerund: powering

Imperative
power
power
Present
I power
you power
he/she/it powers
we power
you power
they power
Preterite
I powered
you powered
he/she/it powered
we powered
you powered
they powered
Present Continuous
I am powering
you are powering
he/she/it is powering
we are powering
you are powering
they are powering
Present Perfect
I have powered
you have powered
he/she/it has powered
we have powered
you have powered
they have powered
Past Continuous
I was powering
you were powering
he/she/it was powering
we were powering
you were powering
they were powering
Past Perfect
I had powered
you had powered
he/she/it had powered
we had powered
you had powered
they had powered
Future
I will power
you will power
he/she/it will power
we will power
you will power
they will power
Future Perfect
I will have powered
you will have powered
he/she/it will have powered
we will have powered
you will have powered
they will have powered
Future Continuous
I will be powering
you will be powering
he/she/it will be powering
we will be powering
you will be powering
they will be powering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been powering
you have been powering
he/she/it has been powering
we have been powering
you have been powering
they have been powering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been powering
you will have been powering
he/she/it will have been powering
we will have been powering
you will have been powering
they will have been powering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been powering
you had been powering
he/she/it had been powering
we had been powering
you had been powering
they had been powering
Conditional
I would power
you would power
he/she/it would power
we would power
you would power
they would power
Past Conditional
I would have powered
you would have powered
he/she/it would have powered
we would have powered
you would have powered
they would have powered

power

The rate of energy transfer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.power - possession of controlling influencepower - possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
effectiveness, potency, strength - capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks"
valence, valency - (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
valence, valency - (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
preponderance - superiority in power or influence; "the preponderance of good over evil"; "the preponderance of wealth and power"
puissance - power to influence or coerce; "the puissance of the labor vote"
persuasiveness, strength - the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty; "the strength of his argument settled the matter"
irresistibility, irresistibleness - the quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist
interestingness, interest - the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
chokehold, stranglehold, throttlehold - complete power over a person or situation; "corporations have a stranglehold on the media"; "the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public"
sway - controlling influence
influence - a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc; "used her parents' influence to get the job"
repellant, repellent - the power to repel; "she knew many repellents to his advances"
control - power to direct or determine; "under control"
jurisdiction, legal power - (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law; "courts having jurisdiction in this district"
disposal - the power to use something or someone; "used all the resources at his disposal"
free will, discretion - the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies
veto - the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)
effectiveness, effectivity, effectuality, effectualness - power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
impotence, impotency, powerlessness - the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
2.power - (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
electric power, electrical power, wattage - the product of voltage and current
waterpower - the power to do work that is latent in a head of water
3.power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something donepower - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
know-how - the (technical) knowledge and skill required to do something
leadership - the ability to lead; "he believed that leadership can be taught"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
aptitude - inherent ability
bilingualism - the ability to speak two languages colloquially
mental ability, capacity - the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
originality - the ability to think and act independently
science, skill - ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
acquirement, skill, accomplishment, attainment, acquisition - an ability that has been acquired by training
hand - ability; "he wanted to try his hand at singing"
superior skill - more than ordinary ability
faculty, mental faculty, module - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
4.power - (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "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"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
executive clemency - the power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction
war power - an extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime
5.power - one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
juggernaut, steamroller - a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
influence - one having power to influence another; "she was the most important influence in my life"; "he was a bad influence on the children"
Moloch - a tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice; "the great Moloch of war"; "duty has become the Moloch of modern life"- Norman Douglas
6.power - a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
degree - the highest power of a term or variable
mathematical notation - a notation used by mathematicians
logarithm, log - the exponent required to produce a given number
7.power - physical strengthpower - physical strength      
strength - the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength"
8.power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the worldpower - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
hegemon - a leading or paramount power
9.power - a very wealthy or powerful businessmanpower - a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
businessman, man of affairs - a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
oil tycoon - a powerful person in the oil business
Verb1.power - supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"
drive - cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

power

noun
1. control, authority, influence, command, sovereignty, sway, dominance, domination, supremacy, mastery, dominion, ascendancy, mana (N.Z.) women who have reached positions of great power and influence
2. ability, capacity, faculty, property, potential, capability, competence, competency He was so drunk that he had lost the power of speech.
ability inability, incompetence, incapacity, incapability
3. authority, right, licence, privilege, warrant, prerogative, authorization The Prime Minister has the power to dismiss senior ministers.
4. strength, might, energy, weight, muscle, vigour, potency, welly (slang), brawn He had no power in his left arm.
strength weakness, impotence, feebleness, listlessness, enervation
the powers that be the authorities, the government, the establishment, the people in charge, the men in (grey) suits The powers that be banned the advertisement.
Quotations
"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely" [First Baron Acton letter]
"Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it" [William Pitt, Earl of Chatham]
"Power is the great aphrodisiac" [Henry Kissinger]
"Here we may reign secure, and in my choice"
"To reign is worth ambition though in hell;"
"Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav'n" [John Milton Paradise Lost]
"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" [Mao Tse-tung]
"A friend in power is a friend lost" [Henry Brooks Adams The Education of Henry Adams]
"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant" [John Stuart Mill On Liberty]

power

noun
1. Capacity or power for work or vigorous activity:
2. The state or quality of being physically strong:
3. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Informal: say-so.
4. Effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing:
Informal: clout, muscle.
5. The capacity to exert an influence:
6. Regional. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck, pile.
Regional: sight.
Translations
حَق، صَلاحِيَّه، سُلْطَهسُلْطَهصاحِب قُوَّه، رَجُل ذو تأثيرقُدْرَهقُوَّة
mocsílamocninamocnostmohutnost
magtmagtfuld personpotensretstyrke
võim
tehovaltavirtavoimamahti
moćsnaga
erőhatalomhatványteljesítményvillany-
aflkraftur, afl, eiginleikivaldvalda-/áhrifamikill maîurveldi
能力
동력
būti valdžiojeelektra ir pan. varomaselektrinėelektros nutrūkimasgalinga valstybė
autoritāteenerģijaietekmīgs cilvēkslielvalsts, lielvaraspēja
putere
mocninamocnosťsilavplyvná osobnosťmoc
močsilasposobnostoblastpolnomočje
makteffekt
กำลังอำนาจ
güçgüçlü ülke/devletiktidarkuvvetüs
quyền lựcsức mạnh

power

[paʊəʳ]
A. N
1. (= control) → poder m; (physical strength) → fuerza f
to have power over sbtener poder sobre algn
to have sb in one's powertener a algn en su poder
to be in sb's powerestar en poder de algn
to have the power of life and death over sbtener poder para decidir sobre la vida de algn
more power to your elbow!¡qué tengas éxito!
2. (Pol) → poder m, poderío m
to be in powerestar en el poder
to come to powersubir al poder
to fall from powerperder el poder
power to the people!¡el pueblo al poder!
3. (Mil) (= capability) → potencia f, poderío m
a nation's air/sea powerla potencia aérea/naval de un país, el poderío aéreo/naval de un país
4. (= authority) → poder m, autoridad f
she has the power to acttiene poder or autoridad para actuar
they have no power in economic matterscarecen de autoridad en asuntos económicos
it was seen as an abuse of his powerse percibió como un abuso de poder por su parte
power of attorney (Jur) → poder m, procuración f
that is beyond or outside my power(s)eso no es de mi competencia
to exceed one's powersexcederse en el ejercicio de sus atribuciones or facultades
he has full powers to negotiate a solutiongoza de plenos poderes para negociar una solución
power of vetoderecho m de veto
that does not fall within my power(s)eso no es de mi competencia
5. (= ability, capacity)
it is beyond his power to save herno está dentro de sus posibilidades salvarla, no puede hacer nada para salvarla
powers of concentrationcapacidad f de concentración
to be at the height of one's powersestar en plenitud de facultades
powers of imaginationcapacidad f imaginativa
to do all or everything in one's power to help sbhacer todo lo posible por ayudar a algn
powers of persuasionpoder m de persuasión or convicción
see also purchasing B
6. (= mental faculty) → facultad f
his powers are failingdecaen sus facultades
mental powersfacultades fpl mentales
the power of speechla facultad del habla
7. (= nation) → potencia f
the Great Powerslas grandes potencias
one of the great naval powersuna de las grandes potencias navales
the leaders of the major world powerslos líderes de las principales potencias mundiales
8. (= person in authority) he's a power in the landes de los que mandan en el país
they are the real power in the governmentson los que ostentan el auténtico poder en el gobierno
the Church is no longer the power it wasla Iglesia ha dejado de tener el poder que tenía
the powers that belas autoridades, los que mandan
the powers of darkness or evillas fuerzas del mal
the power behind the thronela eminencia gris
9. (= forcefulness) [of argument] → fuerza f
the power of love/thoughtel poder del amor/del intelecto
a painting of great powerun cuadro de gran impacto, un cuadro que causa honda impresión
10. [of engine, machine] → potencia f, fuerza f; [of telescope] → aumento m; (= output) → rendimiento m
microwave on full power for one minutepóngalo con el microondas a plena potencia durante un minuto
engines at half powermotores mpl a medio gas or a media potencia
magnifying powercapacidad f de aumento, número m de aumentos
the ship returned to port under her own powerel buque volvió al puerto impulsado por sus propios motores
11. (= source of energy) → energía f; (= electric power) → electricidad f
they cut off the powercortaron la corriente
nuclear powerenergía f nuclear
12. (Math) → potencia f
7 to the power (of) 37 elevado a la 3a potencia, 7 elevado al cubo
to the nth powera la enésima potencia
13. (= a lot of)
that holiday did me a power of goodesas vacaciones me hicieron mucho bien
her words did their morale a power of goodsus palabras les levantaron un montón la moral
the new training methods have done their game a power of goodel nuevo método de entrenamiento ha supuesto una notable mejoría en su juego
B. VT a plane powered by four jetsun avión propulsado por cuatro motores a reacción
a racing car powered by a 4.2 litre engineun coche de carreras impulsado por un motor de 4,2 litros
a car powered by electricityun coche eléctrico
the electric lighting is powered by a generatorun generador se encarga de alimentar el alumbrado eléctrico
see also -powered
C. CPD power base Nbase f de poder
power broker N (Pol) → poder m en la sombra
power cable Ncable m de energía eléctrica
power cut N (Brit) → corte m de luz or de corriente, apagón m
power dressing Nmoda f de ejecutivo
power drill Ntaladro m eléctrico, taladradora f eléctrica
power failure Nfallo m del suministro eléctrico
power game N (esp Pol) → juego m del poder
power line Nlínea f de conducción eléctrica, cable m de alta tensión
power outage (US) N = power cut power pack Ntransformador m
power plant N (= generator) → grupo m electrógeno (US) = power station power play N (Sport) → demostración f de fuerza (en el juego ofensivo); (from temporary suspension) → superioridad f (en el ataque) (fig) (= use of power) → maniobra f de poder, demostración f de fuerza; (= power struggle) → lucha f por el poder
power point N (Brit) (Elec) → enchufe m, toma f de corriente
power politics Npolítica fsing de fuerza
power saw Nmotosierra f, sierra f mecánica
power shovel Nexcavadora f
power station Ncentral f eléctrica, usina f eléctrica (S. Cone)
power steering N (Aut) → dirección f asistida
power structure Nestructura f del poder
power struggle Nlucha f por el poder
power supply Nsuministro m eléctrico
power surge N (Elec) → subida f de tensión
power tool Nherramienta f eléctrica
power unit Ngrupo m electrógeno
power workers NPLtrabajadores mpl del sector energético
power up VT + ADV [+ computer etc] → encender, conectar

power

[ˈpaʊər]
n
(= strength, force) [person, performance, muscles] → puissance f; [storm, explosion] → puissance f
I underestimated the power of the explosion → J'avais sous-estimé la puissance de l'explosion.
[machine, car] → puissance f; [lens, microscope] → puissance f
to have better power [car] → être plus puissant
(= ability) → pouvoir m
to have the power to do sth → avoir le pouvoir de faire qch
to do everything in one's power to do sth → faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour faire qch
(= faculty) [speech, thought] → faculté f
(= control, influence) [person, political party, government] → pouvoir m
to be in a position of power → être dans une position de pouvoir
to be in power [party] → être au pouvoir
to take power → prendre le pouvoir
to come to power [party] → accéder au pouvoir
to be in his power → être en son pouvoir
to be in my power → être en mon pouvoir powers
npl (= authorities) → pouvoirs mpl
legal powers → pouvoirs judiciaires
police powers → des pouvoirs de police
the powers that be → les autorités constituées
(= powerful nation) → puissance f
the world powers → les grandes puissances
(= energy) → énergie f
nuclear power → l'énergie nucléaire
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS) (= current) → courant m
the power's off (= switched off) → le courant est coupé (= there's a power cut) → il y a une coupure de courant
(MATHEMATICS)puissance
2 to the power of 3 → 2 puissance 3, 2 à la puissance 3
a power of good → un bien fou
to do sb/sth a power of good → faire un bien fou à qn/qch
modif
[balance, bloc] → des pouvoirs power list
[blackout, shortage] → d'électricité; [cable, equipment] → électrique; [generator, grid, industry] → électrique power surge
vt [+ home, building] → alimenter en électricité
The generator provides enough electricity to power several homes → Le générateur fournit assez d'électricité pour alimenter plusieurs maisons.
The building is powered by solar energy → Le bâtiment est alimenté en électricité grâce à l'énergie solaire., L'énergie solaire alimente le bâtiment en électricité.
power down
vt sep [+ computer] → éteindre, arrêter
power up
vt sep [+ computer, machine] → allumerpower-assisted [ˌpaʊərəˈsɪstɪd] adj [steering] → assisté; [bicycle] → électriquepower base power-base nbase f de pouvoir

power

n
no pl (= physical strength)Kraft f; (= force: of blow, explosion etc) → Stärke f, → Gewalt f, → Wucht f; (fig: of argument etc) → Überzeugungskraft f; the power of love/logic/traditiondie Macht der Liebe/Logik/Tradition; earning powermögliche Verdiensthöhe; purchasing or spending powerKaufkraft f
(= faculty, ability: of hearing, imagination) → Vermögen nt no pl; his powers of hearingsein Hörvermögen nt; mental/hypnotic powersgeistige/hypnotische Kräfte pl; to weaken their power(s) of resistanceum ihre Widerstandskraft zu schwächen
(= capacity, ability to help etc)Macht f; he did all in his power to help themer tat (alles), was in seiner Macht or in seinen Kräften stand, um ihnen zu helfen; it’s beyond my power or not within my power to …es steht nicht in meiner Macht, zu …
(no pl: = sphere or strength of influence, authority) → Macht f; (Jur, parental) → Gewalt f; (usu pl: = thing one has authority to do) → Befugnis f; he has the power to acter ist handlungsberechtigt; the power of the police/of the lawdie Macht der Polizei/des Gesetzes; to be in somebody’s powerin jds Gewalt (dat)sein; that does not fall within my power(s)das fällt nicht in meinen Machtbereich; that is beyond or outside my power(s)das überschreitet meine Befugnisse; power of attorney (Jur) → (Handlungs)vollmacht f; the party now in powerdie Partei, die im Augenblick an der Macht ist; to fall from powerabgesetzt werden; to come into poweran die Macht kommen; they have no power over economic mattersin Wirtschaftsfragen haben sie keine Befugnisse; I have no power over herich habe keine Gewalt über sie; he has been given full power(s) to make all decisionsman hat ihm volle Entscheidungsgewalt übertragen; that man has no power over his destinydass der Mensch keine Gewalt über sein Schicksal hat; “student/worker powerMacht den Studenten/Arbeitern“
(= person or institution having authority)Autorität f, → Machtfaktor m; to be the power behind the scenes/thronedie graue Eminenz sein; the powers that be (inf)die da oben (inf); the powers of darkness/evildie Mächte der Finsternis/des Bösen
(= nation)Macht f; a four-power conferenceeine Viermächtekonferenz; a naval powereine Seemacht
(= source of energy: nuclear, electric power etc) → Energie f; (of water, steam)Energie f, → Kraft f; power on/off (technical device) → ein-/ausschalten; the ship made port under her own powerdas Schiff lief mit eigener Kraft in den Hafen ein; they cut off the power (= electricity)sie haben den Strom abgestellt
(of engine, machine, loudspeakers, transmitter)Leistung f; (of microscope, lens, sun’s rays, drug, chemical)Stärke f; the power of suggestiondie Wirkung or Wirkkraft des Unterschwelligen; a low-power microscopeein schwaches Mikroskop; a 10-power magnificationeine 10fache Vergrößerung; microwave on full power for one minuteeine Minute bei voller Leistung in der Mikrowelle erhitzen
(Math) → Potenz f; to the power (of) 2hoch 2, in der 2. Potenz; to raise 2 to the power (of) 52 mit 5 potenzieren
(inf: = a lot of) a power of helpeine wertvolle or große Hilfe; that did me a power of gooddas hat mir unheimlich gutgetan (inf)
vt (engine) → antreiben; (fuel) → betreiben; powered by electricity/by jet enginesmit Elektro-/Düsenantrieb; as he powers his way down the straightwie er die Gerade entlangbraust; he powered the ball into the neter schoss den Ball mit Wucht ins Netz
vi (runner, racing car)rasen; he powered away from the rest of the fielder raste dem übrigen Feld davon; the swimmer powered through the waterder Schwimmer wuchtete durch das Wasser; we’re powering through the work nowunsere Arbeit geht jetzt mit Riesenschritten voran

power

:
power amplifier
n (Tech) → Endverstärker m
power-assisted
adj (Aut, Tech) → Servo-; power steeringServolenkung f
power base
nMachtbasis f
powerboat
nRennboot nt
power brakes
plServobremsen pl
power broker
n (esp US Pol) → Drahtzieher(in) m(f) (inf)
power cable
nStromkabel nt
power consumption
power cut
nStromsperre f; (accidental) → Stromausfall m
power demand
power dive
n (Aviat) → (Vollgas)sturzflug m
power-dive
vi (Aviat) → einen Sturzflug machen
power dressing
nKarrierelook m
power drill
nBohrmaschine f
power-driven
adjmit Motorantrieb
power failure
nStromausfall m

power

:
power glider
n (Aviat) → Motorsegler m
powerhouse
n
(fig)treibende Kraft (→ behind hinter +dat); he’s a real powerer ist ein äußerst dynamischer Mensch; she’s an intellectual powersie hat eine erstaunliche intellektuelle Kapazität; he’s a power of new ideaser hat einen unerschöpflichen Vorrat an neuen Ideen
powerless
adj (physically) punch, bodykraftlos; (as regards ability to act) committee, personmachtlos; to be power to resistnicht die Kraft haben, zu widerstehen; the government is power to deal with inflationdie Regierung steht der Inflation machtlos gegenüber; we are power to help youes steht nicht in unserer Macht, Ihnen zu helfen, wir sind machtlos(, Ihnen zu helfen)
power-lifting
nPowerlifting nt, → Kraftdreikampf m
power line
n (Elec)
(for heavy current) → Starkstromleitung f
(on pylons or poles) → Überlandleitung f
power lock
n (Aut) → Zentralverriegelung f
power loom
nWebmaschine f
power lunch
power mower
nMotorrasenmäher m; (electric) → Elektrorasenmäher m
power outage
nStromsperre f; (accidental) → Stromausfall m
power pack
n (Elec) → Netzteil nt; (inf: = engine) → Motor m, → Kraftpaket nt (inf)
power plant
n
(= engine)Motor m;
power play
n
(Ice Hockey) → Powerplay nt, → Übermachtsspiel nt
(fig) (= attack)Powerplay nt; (= struggle)Kraftprobe f
power point
n (Elec) → Steckdose f
power politics
plMachtpolitik f
power saw
nMotorsäge f; (electric) → Elektrosäge f
power sharing
n (Pol) → Machtteilung f
power-sharing
adj (Pol) executivemit Machtteilung pred; power agreementMachtteilungsabkommen nt
power station
nKraftwerk nt, → Elektrizitätswerk nt
power steering
n (Aut) → Servolenkung f
power structure
nMachtstruktur f
power struggle
nMachtkampf m
power supply
n (Elec) → Stromversorgung f
power surge
n (Elec) → Überspannung f
power tool
nElektrowerkzeug nt
power-up
nStart m
power walking
nWalking nt, → Walken nt
power worker
nElektrizitätsarbeiter(in) m(f)

power

[ˈpaʊəʳ]
1. n
a. (physical strength, also) (fig) → forza; (energy) → energia; (force, of engine, blow, explosion) → potenza; (of sun) → intensità; (electricity) → elettricità
to cut off the power (Elec) → togliere la corrente
the ship returned under its own power → la nave è tornata con i propri mezzi
more power to your elbow! (fam) → dacci dentro!
b. (ability, capacity) → capacità f inv, potere m; (faculty) → facoltà f inv
mental powers → capacità fpl mentali
it is beyond his power to save her → non può far nulla per salvarla
to do all in one's power to help sb → fare tutto quello che si può per aiutare qn
the power of speech → la facoltà or l'uso della parola
powers of persuasion/imagination → forza di persuasione/immaginazione
c. (Pol) (authority) → potere m, autorità f inv
the power of the Church → l'autorità della Chiesa
that is beyond my power(s) → questo è al di là dei miei poteri
to have power over sb → aver potere su qn
to have sb in one's power → avere qn in proprio potere
to be in sb's power → essere in potere di qn
to be in power → essere al potere
to come to power → salire al potere
the power behind the throne → l'eminenza grigia
the world powers → le grandi potenze
the powers that be → le autorità costituite
the powers of darkness or evil → le forze del male
d. (Math) → potenza
7 to the power (of) 3 → 7 al cubo or alla terza
e. (fam) (a lot of) it did me a power of goodmi ha fatto un bene enorme
2. vtazionare
plane powered by 4 jets → aereo azionato da 4 motori a reazione
nuclear-powered submarine → sottomarino a propulsione atomica
3. adj (saw, also) (Elec) (cable) → elettrico/a; (supply, consumption) → di energia elettrica

power

(ˈpauə) noun
1. (an) ability. A witch has magic power; A cat has the power of seeing in the dark; He no longer has the power to walk.
2. strength, force or energy. muscle power; water-power; (also adjective) a power tool (=a tool operated by electricity etc. not by hand).
3. authority or control. political groups fighting for power; How much power does the Queen have?; I have him in my power at last
4. a right belonging to eg a person in authority. The police have the power of arrest.
5. a person with great authority or influence. He is quite a power in the town.
6. a strong and influential country. the Western powers.
7. the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself a given number of times. 2  2  2 or 23 is the third power of 2, or 2 to the power of 3.
ˈpowered adjective
supplied with mechanical power. The machine is powered by electricity; an electrically-powered machine.
ˈpowerful adjective
having great strength, influence etc. a powerful engine; He's powerful in local politics.
ˈpowerfully adverb
ˈpowerfulness noun
ˈpowerless adjective
having no power. The king was powerless to prevent the execution.
ˈpowerlessness noun
power cut/failure
a break in the electricity supply. We had a power cut last night.
ˌpower-ˈdriven adjective
worked by electricity or other mechanical means, not by hand.
power point
a socket on a wall etc into which an electric plug can be fitted.
power station
a building where electricity is produced.
be in power
(of a political party) to be the governing party.

power

قُوَّة moc, síla magt, styrke Kraft, Macht ισχύς poder, potencia teho, valta pouvoir, puissance moć, snaga potenza, potere, 能力 동력, 힘 kracht, macht kraft, makt moc, siła energia, poder, potência власть, мощность effekt, makt กำลัง, อำนาจ güç quyền lực, sức mạnh 力量, 功率

pow·er

n. poder, fuerza.

power

n poder m; durable — of attorney for health care (US) poder notarial duradero para atención médica; — of attorney poder notarial
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He was one of those rare, little- understood men who rule by a power so gentle that it passes as a lovable weakness.
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All the way to Russian Peter's we were extravagantly happy, but when we turned back--it must have been about four o'clock-- the east wind grew stronger and began to howl; the sun lost its heartening power and the sky became grey and sombre.
A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul.
The veteran Scotchman just named held the first, with a regiment of regulars and a few provincials; a force really by far too small to make head against the formidable power that Montcalm was leading to the foot of his earthen mounds.
Upon the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the dissolution of the ties of allegiance, the assumption of sovereign power, and the institution of civil government, are all acts of transcendent authority, which the people alone are competent to perform; and, accordingly, it is in the name and by the authority of the people, that two of these acts--the dissolution of allegiance, with the severance from the British Empire, and the declaration of the United Colonies, as free and independent States--were performed by that instrument.
Allowing the utmost latitude to the love of power which any reasonable man can require, I confess I am at a loss to discover what temptation the persons intrusted with the administration of the general government could ever feel to divest the States of the authorities of that description.
And Solon, according to Plutarch, was in a manner compelled, by the universal suffrage of his fellow-citizens, to take upon him the sole and absolute power of new-modeling the constitution.
Communism is already acknowledged by all European Powers to be itself a Power.
The form of government is the ordering and regulating of the city, and all the offices in it, particularly those wherein the supreme power is lodged; and this power is always possessed by the administration; but the administration itself is that particular form of government which is established in any state: thus in a democracy the supreme power is lodged in the whole people; on the contrary, in an oligarchy it is in the hands of a few.
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