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Meaning of 'powerful' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Powerful [ a.]
- Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel.
- Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.

Meaning of 'powerful' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . powerful [ a]
Meaning (1):
- having great power or force or potency or effect
Example in sentence:
  • a powerful argument;
  • a powerful bomb;
  • his powerful arms;
  • powerful drugs;
  • the horse's powerful kick;
  • the most powerful government in western Europe
2 . powerful [ r]
Meaning (2):
- (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
Example in sentence:
  • he's mighty tired;
  • it is powerful humid;
  • that boy is powerful big now;
  • the baby is mighty cute;
  • they have a right nice place;
  • they rejoiced mightily
3 . powerful [ s]
Meaning (3):
- (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful
Example in sentence:
  • a hefty athlete;
  • a muscular boxer;
  • powerful arms
Meaning (4):
- strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
Example in sentence:
  • a knock-down blow
Meaning (5):
- displaying superhuman strength or power
Example in sentence:
  • herculean exertions