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EN[ˈpaʊə(ɹ)] [ˈpaʊ.ə(ɹ)] [ˈpaʊ.ɚ] [ˈpaʊɹ] [ˈpʰaʊ̯ɚ] [ˈpʰaʊ̯ɹ] [-aʊ.ə(ɹ)] [-aʊə(ɹ)]
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    Definition of power in English Dictionary

  • NounPLpowers
    1. (social) Ability to coerce, influence or control.
      1. An incident which happened about this time will set the characters of these two lads more fairly before the discerning reader than is in the power of the longest dissertation.
      2. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. [...] We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
      3. Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.
    2. (physical) NU Effectiveness.
      1. He needed a lot of power to hit the ball out of the stadium. ‎
      2. After the pylons collapsed, this town was without power for a few days. ‎
      3. We need a microscope with higher power. ‎
    3. (mathematics).
      1. (biblical, in the plural) In Christian angelology, an intermediate level of angels, ranked above archangels, but exact position varies by classification scheme.
      2. VerbSGpowersPRpoweringPT, PPpowered
        1. VT To provide power for (a mechanical or electronic device).
          1. This CD player is powered by batteries.
        2. VT To hit or kick something forcefully.
          1. United keeper Edwin van der Sar was the unlikely provider as his clearance found Rooney, who had got ahead of last defender Richard Dunne, and the forward brilliantly controlled a ball coming from over his shoulder before powering a shot past Brad Friedel.
      3. AdjectiveCOMmore powerSUPmost power
        1. (Singapore Colloquial English) Impressive.
          1. Check out the POWER Mee Rebus & Lontong in this newly established Nasi Padang coffee shop at Market Street Carpark.
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • I asked higher powers to make it rain to save our crops.
          • I know you, too, are concerned with the basic question: How could one, at that time, surrender so weak-mindedly to those holding power and commit crimes for them?
          • The supreme court, therefore, may assume jurisdiction over subjects and between parties, not allowed by the constitution, and there is no power in the federal government to gainsay it.
        2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
          • Power to transpeciate a man into a horse. — Sir T. Browne.
        3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • After I undock my laptop, I can run it for about six hours on battery power.
          • A bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.
          • Then, fluorophores were photolysed by a high-intensity light pulse and influx was monitored at the initial low beam power.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Transitive verbs
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              2. en powerful
              3. en powerless
              4. en powerfully
              5. en powered
              Source: Wiktionary
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              Grammatically, this word "power" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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