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POW

 (pē′ō-dŭb′əl-yo͞o, -yo͝o)
n.
A prisoner of war.

pow

(pou) Slang
interj.
1. Used to indicate a sudden loud noise, as of a blow or explosion.
2. Used to indicate a sudden or unexpected occurrence.

[Imitative.]
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pow

(paʊ)
interj
an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc

pow

(paʊ)
n
(Anatomy) Scot the head or a head of hair
[a Scot variant of poll]

pow

(paʊ)
n
(Physical Geography) Scot a creek or slow stream
[C15: from earlier Scots poll]

POW

abbreviation for
(Military) prisoner of war
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pow

(paʊ)

interj.
(used to suggest a heavy blow or an explosive noise.)
[1880–85, Amer.]

POW


pl. POW's, POWs.
prisoner of war.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pow - a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of warPOW - a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
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Translations

POW

[ˌpiːəʊˈdʌbəljuː] n abbr (=prisoner of war) → prisonnier m de guerre POW campPOW camp ncamp m de prisonniers de guerre
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I crope out, all a-tremblin', en crope aroun' en open de do' easy en slow, en poke my head in behine de chile, sof' en still, en all uv a sudden I says POW! jis' as loud as I could yell.
"Somebody's hair on the top of her head in the place where it ought not to be;" and Tom went whistling away with an air of sublime indifference as to the state of his own "curly pow."
9.00: E Brown (Pow); L Saddington (DC); F Saddington (DG).
In a statement Thursday, Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano said he made the request back in 2018 to House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano when the latter was still foreign affairs secretary, to hold the POW in the province.
The Committee on the Treatment of Prisoners of War testimony mentions cinema-going 55 times, with evidence of films being shown in twenty-seven different POW camps or working detachments.
'We join family members of the POW and remember the tragic loss 74 years ago (1945),' he said at the Sandakan Day Memorial Service here.
The event was held on Far East Prisoners of Wars Day (FEPOW Day), a day of tribute to those held by the Japanese as POWs in the Far East during World War II, including in 16 POW camps in Taiwan.
However Luca Pow and Sam Parsons kept Warwickshire hopes alive by winning both their singles in straight sets before combining brilliantly to beat the top doubles pairing of Benjamin Johnson and Zac Brown.
This is only franchised for this development project in Quezon City,' said Pow during the groundbreaking event attended by officials of Wellworth and the Wyndham group.
McCain's bitter feud with POW activists aside, in his article Schanberg offered 10 key pieces of evidence to prove, definitively, that the Nixon administration left POWs in Vietnam.
The POW will be conducted at the Lakeshore Hall in Barangay Lower Bicutan.
Critique: Enhanced with the inclusion of black-and-white photos, "Photographer, Paratrooper, POW: A Wyoming Cowboy in Hitler's Germany " is exceptionally well written, organized and presented.