Associations to the word «Power»


POWER, noun. (social) Ability to coerce, influence or control.
POWER, noun. (countable) Ability to affect or influence.
POWER, noun. Control or coercion, particularly legal or political (jurisdiction).
POWER, noun. (metonymy) (chiefly in the plural) The people in charge of legal or political power, the government.
POWER, noun. (metonymy)An influential nation, company, or other such body.
POWER, noun. (physical) (uncountable) Effectiveness.
POWER, noun. Physical force or strength.
POWER, noun. Electricity or a supply of electricity.
POWER, noun. A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy.
POWER, noun. A rate to magnify an optical image by a lens or mirror.
POWER, noun. (mathematics) Effectiveness.
POWER, noun. A product of equal factors. Notation and usage: xn, read as "x to the power of n" or "x to the nth power", denotes x × x × ... × x, in which x appears n times, where n is called the exponent; the definition is extended to non-integer and complex exponents.
POWER, noun. (set theory) Cardinality.
POWER, noun. (statistics) The probability that a statistical test will reject the null hypothesis when the alternative hypothesis is true.
POWER, noun. (biblical) (in plural) In Christian angelology, an intermediate level of angels, ranked above archangels, but exact position varies by classification scheme.
POWER, verb. (transitive) To provide power for (a mechanical or electronic device).
POWER, verb. (transitive) To hit or kick something forcefully.
POWER, noun. A button of a computer, a video game console, or similar device, that when pressed, causes the device to be either shut down or powered up.
POWER BALANCE, noun. (politics) (government) balance of power
POWER BALLAD, noun. An emotional rock song, generally focused on love, delivered with powerful vocals.
POWER BALLADS, noun. Plural of power ballad
POWER BAR, noun. Power strip
POWER BARS, noun. Plural of power bar
POWER BASE, noun. The source of a person's or organization's power or influence
POWER BASES, noun. Plural of power base
POWER BEHIND THE THRONE, noun. (idiomatic) Someone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.
POWER BOARD, noun. A power strip.
POWER BOARDS, noun. Plural of power board
POWER BOTTOM, noun. (gay sexual slang) A bottom, that is to say the receptive participant in gay sex, who takes charge of a sexual situation, playing a more dominant, aggressive and commanding role in sex.
POWER BOTTOMS, noun. Plural of power bottom
POWER BOX, noun. A box that is the source that sends the electricity to the houses in that part of the neighborhood.
POWER BOXES, noun. Plural of power box
POWER BREAKFAST, noun. A working breakfast at which important discussions may be held, and important decisions made.
POWER BREAKFASTS, noun. Plural of power breakfast
POWER BRICK, noun. (slang) a power supply for an electronic device which is similar in size, shape, and weight of a brick, which plugs into the device via a cord, and to the mains supply by another cord.
POWER BRICKS, noun. Plural of power brick
POWER BROKER, noun. A person or group having the ability to influence important decisions, especially in public policy, politics, and business.
POWER BROKERS, noun. Plural of power broker
POWER CENTER, noun. (retail) An unenclosed shopping center with a gross leasable area between 250,000 and 750,000 square feet.
POWER CHORD, noun. (idiomatic) A chord or combination of notes used in rock music and typically selected to sound good at high volume and high levels of distortion. Power chords make extensive use of intervals such as open fourths and fifths.
POWER CHORDS, noun. Plural of power chord
POWER CUT, noun. An interruption in the supply of power (usually electricity)
POWER CUTS, noun. Plural of power cut
POWER DISSIPATION, noun. The process in which an electric or electronic device produces heat (or other waste energy) as an unwanted byproduct of its primary action.
POWER DOMAIN, noun. (denotational semantics) (domain theory) A domain of nondeterministic and concurrent computations, whose elements are certain subsets of a domain.
POWER DOWN, verb. (ambitransitive) To switch off (something electrical).
POWER DRESSING, noun. A style of business dress that gives an impression of confidence and efficiency.
POWER FACTOR, noun. (electrical) (engineering) The ratio of the actual power to the apparent power in an alternating current power system; specifically, the cosine of the phase angle between the voltage and the current.
POWER FACTORS, noun. Plural of power factor
POWER FORWARD, noun. (basketball) A forward who is the taller of the two forward positions, and is often responsible for scoring near the basket, collecting rebounds and blocking shots in defense.
POWER FORWARD, noun. (ice hockey) A forward who is capable of both rugged physical play and scoring goals.
POWER FORWARDS, noun. Plural of power forward
POWER FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) a function where the independent variable is raised to some real number power.
POWER FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of power function
POWER GAMER, noun. (video games) A regular gamer who plays computationally demanding games on state-of-the-art hardware.
POWER GAMER, noun. (role-playing games) A player who focuses on making his or her characters as powerful as possible.
POWER HITTER, noun. (baseball) a batter with a high slugging percentage
POWER HITTERS, noun. Plural of power hitter
POWER HOUR, noun. A drinking game in which players are challenged to drink a specified large number of shots of alcoholic drink within one hour.
POWER INVERTER, noun. (electrical) A device that converts direct current electricity to alternating current electricity.
POWER INVERTERS, noun. Plural of power inverter
POWER JAM, noun. (roller derby) A period during which only one jammer is on the track.
POWER LAW, noun. (mathematics) A mathematical relationship in which the magnitude of something is proportional to a fixed power of the magnitude of something else (i.e. the relationship takes the form f(x) = a.xk). [from 20th c.]
POWER LAWS, noun. Plural of power law
POWER LINE, noun. An electrical wire, cable or conduit, suspended in air by utility poles or transmission towers, or buried underground, used for the carrying of electricity either from a power source such as a generating station to a substation, or from a substation to a building such as a plant, commercial building or a home.
POWER LINE COMMUNICATION, noun. The distribution of data and other signals via electric power distribution wires
POWER LINE COMMUNICATIONS, noun. Plural of power line communication
POWER LINES, noun. Plural of power line
POWER LOOM, noun. A mechanized loom powered by a line shaft.
POWER LOOMS, noun. Plural of power loom
POWER LUNCH, noun. A working lunch at which important discussions may be held, and important decisions made.
POWER LUNCHES, noun. Plural of power lunch
POWER METAL, noun. A subgenre of heavy metal music, often with anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and a strong, dramatic chorus.
POWER MIC, noun. A powered device (transducer) used to convert sound waves into a varying electric current; normally fed into a CB radio or transceiver and broadcast.
POWER MIKE, noun. Alternative spelling of power mic
POWER NAP, noun. A short sleep taken in the daytime in order to refresh a person and generally terminated before deep sleep begins so as not to leave the sleeper drowsy.
POWER NAPS, noun. Plural of power nap
POWER OF APPOINTMENT, noun. (legal) In the law of wills, the ability of a testator to select a person who will be given the authority to dispose of certain property under the will.
POWER OF ATTORNEY, noun. (uncountable) (legal) The legal authorisation of one person to act as the agent of another.
POWER OF ATTORNEY, noun. (countable) (legal) A legal document allowing one person to act as the agent of another.
POWER OF TERMINATION, noun. (legal) Where a grantor has created a fee simple subject to condition subsequent, and the condition of the grant has come to pass, the right of the grantor to physically reclaim ownership of the land.
POWER OFF, verb. (transitive) to turn off, to cut the power to
POWER ON, verb. (transitive) to turn on, to boot up
POWER PACK, noun. A portable power supply.
POWER PACKS, noun. Plural of power pack
POWER PILL, noun. (British) (slang) A tablet of the drug ecstasy.
POWER PILLS, noun. Plural of power pill
POWER PLANT, noun. A station built for the production of electric power; a power station.
POWER PLANT, noun. The portion of a vehicle devoted to providing energy for motion; the engine or motor.
POWER PLANTS, noun. Plural of power plant
POWER PLAY, noun. (ice hockey) In ice hockey, the situation where a team has a numerical advantage on the ice due to one or more penalties given to the opposing team.
POWER PLAY, noun. (sports) A similar situation in other ball games such as lacrosse, indoor soccer, rugby and cricket.
POWER PLAY, noun. (uncountable) Tactics used to magnify power or influence.
POWER PLAY, noun. (countable) A strategy or maneuver with a similar intention.
POWER PLAYS, noun. Plural of power play
POWER POINT, noun. A wall socket by which electricity is provided to electrical devices.
POWER POINTS, noun. Plural of power point
POWER POLITICS, noun. Politics with power; a form of international relations in which sovereign entities protect their own interests by threatening one another with military, economic or political aggression.
POWER POP, noun. A genre of popular music inspired by 1960s British and American pop and rock music, with strong melodies, crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements, and prominent guitar riffs.
POWER RACK, noun. (weightlifting) A metal cage consisting of support pillars with adjustable bars and hooks, using for supporting a barbell during heavy weightlifting exercises.
POWER RACKS, noun. Plural of power rack
POWER SAW, noun. Any of various types of saw now usually powered by electricity.
POWER SAWS, noun. Plural of power saw
POWER SERIES, noun. (mathematics) An infinite series in form \(\sum_0^\infty a_i (x-c)^n\).
POWER SET, noun. (set theory) The set of all subsets of a set. Notation for a set S: \(\mathcal{P}(S)\) or 2S
POWER SETS, noun. Plural of power set
POWER SHARING, noun. The sharing of power by two governments, or two political parties, especially in a disputed territory
POWER SLIDE, noun. (motorcycling) (driving) The act of sliding with the wheels being driven
POWER SLIDE, noun. (skateboarding) The act of pushing the skateboard sideways
POWER SLIDE, noun. The act of sliding on one's knees, often in celebration
POWER SLIDE, noun. In roller skating, a method of stopping rapidly, often ending with a transition
POWER SLIDES, noun. Plural of power slide
POWER SNACK, noun. A snack eaten to give a boost to energy levels.
POWER SNACKS, noun. Plural of power snack
POWER SOURCE, noun. A source of power such as a generator or mains outlet.
POWER SOURCES, noun. Plural of power source
POWER STATION, noun. An industrial complex where electricity is produced.
POWER STATIONS, noun. Plural of power station
POWER STEERING, noun. (automotive) A system for reducing the driver's effort to steer, by using a power source to assist in turning the wheels.
POWER STRIP, noun. A block of electrical sockets that attaches to the end of a flexible cable and allows multiple electrical devices to be plugged in.
POWER STRIPS, noun. Plural of power strip
POWER STRUCTURE, noun. A system of authoritative power in an institution.
POWER STRUCTURE, noun. Those who participate in such a system.
POWER SUIT, noun. A suit stereotypically associated with the 1980s, characterized by sharp cuts, wide shoulder pads, and a stiff rigidity.
POWER SUIT, noun. (science fiction) A powered exoskeleton.
POWER SUITS, noun. Plural of power suit
POWER SUPPLIES, noun. Plural of power supply
POWER SUPPLY, noun. A source of power such as the mains or a generator.
POWER SUPPLY, noun. That part of a piece of electronic apparatus that provides appropriate voltages for the rest of the electronics from the connected AC source.
POWER SURGE, noun. An unexpected, temporary, uncontrolled increase in current or voltage in an electrical circuit; a voltage spike
POWER SURGE, noun. An unexpected and uncontrolled increase in the output power of an engine or motor.
POWER SURGES, noun. Plural of power surge
POWER TAKE-OFF, noun. A powered shaft on a agricultural tractor or other machine used for auxiliary equipment
POWER TAKE-OFFS, noun. Plural of power take-off
POWER TAP, noun. A multi-socket plug that can be used to channel electricity from a single socket.
POWER TAPS, noun. Plural of power tap
POWER TOOL, noun. A tool powered by an electric motor.
POWER TOOLS, noun. Plural of power tool
POWER TOOTHBRUSH, noun. A toothbrush with bristles run on electric power, an electric toothbrush.
POWER TOOTHBRUSHES, noun. Plural of power toothbrush
POWER TOP, noun. (slang) (LGBT) A very dominant top, that is sexually aggressive or long lasting in gay sex
POWER TOP, noun. An electrically operated roof on a convertible vehicle
POWER TOPS, noun. Plural of power top
POWER TOWER, noun. (mathematics) A chain of exponentiations, or raising to powers, of the form aaa...; tetration.
POWER TOWERS, noun. Plural of power tower
POWER TRAIN, noun. Alternative spelling of powertrain
POWER TRAINS, noun. Plural of power train
POWER TRIP, noun. Any activity which confers a sense of power on the person involved.
POWER TRIP, noun. The excitement that results from such an activity.
POWER TRIPS, noun. Plural of power trip
POWER UP, verb. (transitive) To turn the electrical power on to a device as a precondition to make it operational.
POWER UP, verb. (intransitive) To become ready for operation as a result of the provision of electrical power.
POWER USER, noun. (computing) A person who makes heavy use of computers, running many applications and doing complex work (as opposed to an ordinary user who tends to just run one application at a time and do simple work).
POWER USER, noun. (computing) A user of a personal computer who can utilize advanced and complex functions and programs which are outside the reach of normal users
POWER USER, noun. (computing) A computer user who seeks and uses products having the most features and the fastest performance.
POWER USERS, noun. Plural of power user
POWER VACUUM, noun. A lack of centralised political authority, especially following a conflict, revolution, change of power etc.
POWER WALK, verb. To walk very fast for exercise.
POWER WALKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of power walk
POWER WALKING, verb. Present participle of power walk
POWER WALKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of power walk
POWER WALL, noun. (marketing) In retail selling, a large, visually appealing display of products intended to attract the interest of customers.
POWER WALL, noun. (marketing) (Canada) Behind retail sales counters in jurisdictions where tobacco advertising has been banned or heavily restricted, a prominent, enticing display of tobacco products.
POWER WALL, noun. (computing) The rapidly increasing loss of efficiency due to overheating as the power/speed of a CPU increases.
POWER WALLS, noun. Plural of power wall
POWER WORD, noun. A word that often evokes an emotional response, positive or negative, in the target audience, leading to a desired outcome.
POWER WORDS, noun. Plural of power word

Dictionary definition

POWER, noun. Possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade".
POWER, noun. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second).
POWER, noun. Possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination".
POWER, noun. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president".
POWER, noun. One possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil".
POWER, noun. A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.
POWER, noun. Physical strength.
POWER, noun. A state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.
POWER, noun. A very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron".
POWER, verb. Supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines".

Wise words

Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Friedrich Nietzsche