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pow·er·house

 (pou′ər-hous′)
n.
1. One that possesses great force or energy: She is an editorial powerhouse.
2. A power plant.
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powerhouse

(ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs)
n
1. (Electrical Engineering) an electrical generating station or plant
2. informal a forceful or powerful person or thing
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pow•er•house

(ˈpaʊ ərˌhaʊs)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
2. a person or group with great energy, strength, or potential for success.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.powerhouse - a highly energetic and indefatigable personpowerhouse - a highly energetic and indefatigable person
doer, actor, worker - a person who acts and gets things done; "he's a principal actor in this affair"; "when you want something done get a doer"; "he's a miracle worker"
self-starter - an energetic person with unusual initiative
2.powerhouse - a team considered to be the best of its class
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
3.powerhouse - an electrical generating stationpowerhouse - an electrical generating station  
busbar, bus - an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"
power grid, power system, grid - a system of high tension cables by which electrical power is distributed throughout a region
station - a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose; "he started looking for a gas station"; "the train pulled into the station"
turbogenerator - generator consisting of a steam turbine coupled to an electric generator for the production of electric power
wind energy facility, wind farm, wind park - a power plant that uses wind turbines to generate electricity
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Translations

powerhouse

[ˈpaʊəhaʊs] N (powerhouses (pl)) [ˈpaʊəhaʊzɪz]
1. (lit) → central f eléctrica
2. (fig) the town is the industrial powerhouse of Germanyel pueblo es el centro neurálgico de la industria alemana
he's a powerhouse of ideases una fuente inagotable de ideas
a hulking great powerhouse of a manuna auténtica mole de hombre
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

powerhouse

[ˈpaʊərhaʊs] n
(= country, city, organization) → poumon m industriel or commercial
an economic powerhouse → un poumon économique
(= person) → véritable pile f électrique
an intellectual powerhouse → une machine à penser
He has won a reputation as an intellectual powerhouse → Il s'est forgé une réputation de machine à penser.
a powerhouse of ideas → une machine à idées
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

powerhouse

[ˈpaʊəˌhaʊs] n (fig) (person) → persona molto dinamica
a powerhouse of ideas → una miniera di idee
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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