What is Power?
Power definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something.
political or national strength: the balance of power in Europe.
great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force.
the possession of control or command over others; authority; ascendancy: power over men’s minds.
political ascendancy or control in the government of a country, state, etc.: They attained power by overthrowing the legal government.
legal ability, capacity, or authority: the power of attorney.
delegated authority; authority granted to a person or persons in a particular office or capacity: the powers of the president.
a document or written statement conferring legal authority.
a person or thing that possesses or exercises authority or influence.
a state or nation having international authority or influence: The great powers held an international conference.
a military or naval force: The Spanish Armada was a mighty power.
Often powers. a deity; divinity: the heavenly powers.
powers, Theology. an order of angels.Compare angel(def 1).
Dialect. a large number or amount: There’s a power of good eatin’ at the church social.
Physics. work done or energy transferred per unit of time. Symbol: Pthe time rate of doing work.
mechanical energy as distinguished from hand labor: a loom driven by power.
a particular form of mechanical or physical energy: hydroelectric power.
energy, force, or momentum: The door slammed shut, seemingly under its own power.
Mathematics. the product obtained by multiplying a quantity by itself one or more times: The third power of 2 is 8.(of a number x) a number whose logarithm is a times the logarithm of x (and is called the ath power of x). Symbolically, y =xa is a number that satisfies the equation log y = a log x.the exponent of an expression, as a in xa.cardinal number(def 2).
Optics. 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).the reciprocal of the focal length of a lens.
verb (used with object)
to supply with electricity or other means of power: Atomic energy powers the new submarines.
to give power to; make powerful: An outstanding quarterback powered the team in its upset victory.
to inspire; spur; sustain: A strong faith in divine goodness powers his life.
(of a fuel, engine, or any source able to do work) to supply force to operate (a machine): An electric motor powers this drill.
to drive or push by applying power: She powered the car expertly up the winding mountain road.
operated or driven by a motor or electricity: a power mower; power tools.
power-assisted: His new car has power brakes and power windows.
conducting electricity: a power cable.
Informal. expressing or exerting power; involving or characteristic of those having authority or influence, as in power lunch;power couple;power suit.