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Power appears in the following tongue twister:

  • A tree toad loved a she-toad,
    Who lived up in a tree.
    He was a three-toed tree toad,
    But a two-toed toad was she.
    The three-toed tree toad tried to win,
    The two-toed she-toad's heart,
    For the three-toed tree toad loved the ground,
    That the two-toed tree toad trod.
    But the three-toed tree toad tried in vain.
    He couldn't please her whim.
    From her tree toad bower,
    With her two-toed power,
    The she-toad vetoed him.

Power appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • The six men have power to seize the ship quickly. (39 letters)
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Power appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Wasted actor at a lab, a crew open one power cabal a tarot cadet saw.
  • "Stolen Imax editors I’m lifting up mix essays on signals rehearsed if no crew open an inane power", confides Rae; her "Slang is nosy as sex – impugn it" film is rot I’d examine lots.
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The word POWER can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

Usage statistics for the noun power:

spoken English26.82%written English73.18% conversational speech15.67%task-oriented speech84.33% imaginative writing23.41%informational writing76.59%
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Power is sometimes a misspelling of powder.

The word power is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun power

What does power mean as a name of something?

Power is one of the top 50 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 50 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: powers

  1. possession of controlling influence
  2. (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
  3. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
  4. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power
    • examples: during his first year in power | the power of the president
    • domain: administration / governance / governing / government / government activity
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of power: office
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • more specific terms:
      • executive clemency = the power (usually of a president or governor) to pardon or commute the sentence of someone convicted in that jurisdiction
      • war power = an extraordinary power exercised (usually by the executive branch) in the prosecution of a war and involving an extension of the powers that the government normally has in peacetime
  5. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
    • example: the mysterious presence of an evil power
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of power: force
    • more generic terms: causal agency / causal agent / cause = any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
    • more specific words:
      • steamroller / juggernaut = a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
      • influence = one having power to influence another
      • Moloch = a tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice
  6. a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
  7. physical strength
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of power: might / mightiness
    • more generic word: strength = the property of being physically or mentally strong
  8. a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
  9. energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
  10. a very wealthy or powerful businessman

Alternative definition of the noun power


  1. [countable] capability or influence.
  2. [uncountable] physical force or strength.
  3. control, particularly legal or political (jurisdiction)
  4. [uncountable] electricity or a supply of electricity.
  5. [uncountable, physics] A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy.
  6. [uncountable, physics] A rate to magnify an optical image by a lens or mirror.
  7. [biblical] In Christian angelology, the fourth level of angels, ranked above archangels and below principalities
  8. [mathematics] 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.
  9. [set theory] Cardinality.
  10. [statistics] The probability that a statistical test will reject the null hypothesis when the alternative hypothesis is true.


  1. 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.

Specialised definition of the noun power

Glossary of sports

physical force or strength (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

the ability, strength, and capacity to do something (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

next to strength endurance and speed endurance one of the complex characteristics in the area of motor characteristics, which is composed of the components speed and strength. The effect of power is that movement with a high velocity can be executed against high resistance. Power is required for explosive, usually acyclical movements with application of high forces, which only last for a short time period (e.g. sprint start, put, throw, hit, jump). Power is required in many sport disciplines, so that a diversified power training has a broad training effect. Power is the essential element of jumping strength, whose specific form (e.g. long and high jump, one- or two-legged take-off, jump with or without run-up) determines the program of a power training (strength training). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Definition of the verb power

What does power mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: powered | powering | powers

  1. supply the force or power for the functioning of
    • example: The gasoline powers the engines
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • more generic words: cater / ply / provide / supply = give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    • more specific word: drive = cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling


  1. Power is a census-designated place in Teton County, Montana, United States. The population was 171 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Montana pioneer, Thomas Charles Power.
  2. Power is a light rail station in Salt Lake City, Utah, served by the Green Line of the Utah Transit Authority's TRAX system. The Green Line provides service from the Salt Lake City International Airport to West Valley City, and connects with the rest of the TRAX system, as well as UTA's FrontRunner commuter rail and S Line streetcar.

There are other places with in their name, like Power House, Power Surge, Power Tower, Power center, Power County, Alabama Power, Guiting Power, Drax power station, Cominco Power House, Bugala Power Station, Isimba Power Station, Kakira Power Station, Karuma Power Station, Mpanga Power Station, Nyagak Power Station, Kanungu Power Station, Kisiizi Power Station, Aratiatia Power Station, Battersea Power Station and Cockenzie power station.


  1. Power is a musical group.
  2. Power is a musical group.
    • album: "Justice of Fire"

There are other groups with in their name, like Elf Power, Power Job, Power Mad, Power-Mad, Raw Power, High Power, high-power, Over Power, Power Dove, Power trio, Power Trip, power-dove, Power-Trip, Alien Power, Black Power, Blyth Power, Freak Power, Honey Power, Power Glove and Power Houze.


Power is a British-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred racehorse. He won the Coventry Stakes and the National Stakes as a two-year-old in 2011. In May 2012 he won the Irish 2000 Guineas.

  • born on (6 years ago)


  1. "Power" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West, released as the lead single from his fifth studio album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The song features additional vocals by soul singer Dwele and is co-produced by West and Symbolyc One. It is built around samples of "21st Century Schizoid Man" by King Crimson, "Afromerica" by Continent Number 6, and "It's Your Thing" by Cold Grits. After having recorded it in Hawaii, West reported that he spent 5000 hours composing "Power". In its lyrics, West comments about the United States and his critics. Its chorus features an abrasive vocal-riff.
  2. "Power" is the second album by Ice-T. Released in 1988, the album produced the single and video "I'm Your Pusher," which got Ice-T major air-play on MTV.
  3. "Power" is the tenth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1986.
  4. "Power" is the second single album by popular South Korean boy band, B.A.P. The single-album was released digitally on April 27, 2012, and contains four tracks. The lead single, "Power", was released on April 27, 2012 through various online digital stores.
  5. "Power" is a 1973 album by the Spanish group Barrabás. It was the first album to feature new vocalist José Luís Tejada, and drummer José María Moll, who had previously only played with the band in concerts. Tejada had replaced original singer and bassist Iñaki Egaña on vocals, with Miguel Morales moving to bass guitar. Band leader Fernando Arbex took on the role of producer.
  6. "Power" is the second studio album by the German techno artist Boys Noize. The album was released on October 1, 2009 in Japan, on October 2, 2009 in Europe, on October 5, 2009 in the UK and Belgium, on October 7, 2009 in the USA and Canada, on October 7, 2009 in France and on October 17, 2009 in Australia.
  7. "Power" is a musical album of Nekrogoblikon.
    • released on
  8. "Power" is a studio album by Tower of Power released in 1987 on the A&M Records-distributed Cypress Records label. It was released a year earlier with additional and/or different songs in Europe under the title T.O.P.. This was the only album to feature vocalist Ellis Hall, a protégé of Ray Charles, who also plays keyboards and rhythm guitar. Hall was unique to TOP as he is thus far the only blind lead vocalist of the group. It also marked the final departure of original guitarist Willie Fulton, and the return of original bassist Francis "Rocco" Prestia. It also marks the debut of trumpeter Lee Thornburg, saxophonist Richard Elliot, and drummer Mick Mestek.
  9. "Power" was the 3rd and final album by Q and Not U. It was released on October 5, 2004. After touring in support of the album, the group disbanded in September 2005. The album was co-produced by Pete Cafarella and Rafael Cohen. All tracking was done at The Love Story in Brooklyn, NY. The album was mixed with Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studio and mastered by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya.
  10. "POWER" is a 2012 studio album by TRIX.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  11. "Power" is a composition.
  12. "Power" is a song recorded by South Korean idol group B.A.P. It is released as a Digital single on April 27, 2012 through TS Entertainment. The song served as B.A.P's lead single, for their second mini-album of the same name. "Power" was written and composed by Kang Ji Won and Kim Ki Bum who also wrote and produce B.A.P's previous single, "Warrior". The song's lyrics tells the listener to rebel against injustice, fight against the idea that money and status are everything, and that the source of true power is within themselves.
  13. "Power" is a 2010 single by Kanye West.
  14. "POWER" is a composition.
  15. "Power" is a musical single of Fields of the Nephilim.
    • released in (29 years ago)
  16. "Power" is a composition.


  1. "Power" is a play by the British playwright Nick Dear. It is set in the court of King Louis XIV of France. It deals with the intrigue and tension of the court and explores the events and ideas that led Luis XIV to take full control of government and become an absolute monarch.
    • genre: Speculative fiction
    • subject: Drama
    • copyright: 1974
  2. "Power" a.k.a. "Power: A New Social Analysis" by Bertrand Russel is a work in social philosophy written by Bertrand Russell. Power, for Russell, is one's ability to achieve goals. In particular, Russell has in mind social power, that is, power over people.


  1. Power is an American drama television series on Starz created by Courtney Kemp Agboh and produced by the rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. It premiered on June 7, 2014.
  2. "Power" is a 1986 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Richard Gere. The original screenplay by David Himmelstein focuses on political corruption and how power affects both those who wield it and the people they try to control.
  3. "Power" is a 2014 Telugu Masala film directed by prominent screenplay writer K. S. Ravindra which is his debut film as a director. This film, which is produced by Kannada producer Rockline Venkatesh, stars Ravi Teja, Hansika Motwani and Regina Cassandra in the lead roles. S. Thaman composed the music and background score. The film released worldwide on September 12, 2014 to positive reviews from critics and was super hit and broke records of his film such as Balupu and Mirapakaay .
  4. "Power" is a 2014 Kannada-language Indian action feature film. The film is a remake of 2011 super hit Telugu film Dookudu. The film is directed by K. Madesh and produced by Ram Achata Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara on 14 Reels Entertainment. It features Puneeth Rajkumar and Trisha Krishnan in lead roles. The movie got their budget in just 1 weeks. According to the sources movie already joins 50 crore club and till now it reaches 69 crore. So this is the first movie in sandalwood to reach 50 crore and this movie got record breaking opening in the history of Kannada cinema. Few days back movie completed 100 Days In Main theatre and in some other centres.
  5. "Power": Jew Süss is a 1934 British historical romantic drama film based on Lion Feuchtwanger's 1925 novel Jud Süß, about Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Directed by Lothar Mendes, the film stars German actor Conrad Veidt in the role of Oppenheimer. The screenplay was written by Dorothy Farnum and Arthur Rawlinson.
  6. "Power" is a film, written and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.
  7. "Power" is a 1980 drama film directed by Virgil W. Vogel and Barry Shear.
  8. "Power" is a 1996 documentary film written by Magnus Isacsson, Glen Salzman and directed by Magnus Isacsson.
  9. "Power" is a film, directed by Gweon Cheol-Hwi.
  10. "Power" is a 1928 comedy film directed by Howard Higgin.


"Power" a.k.a. "Power!" is a computer game developed by Simon Francis in 1985 for the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.


  1. Power: In physics, power is the rate of doing work. It is equivalent to an amount of energy consumed per unit time. In the MKS system, the unit of power is the joule per second, known as the watt in honor of James Watt, the eighteenth-century developer of the steam engine.
    • also known as กำลังในการทำงาน
  2. Power can be described as the capacity of an individual or a group to exert their will over another or others or influence the goals of a relationship. Power is not a characteristic of any one individual, rather, it is defined in terms of relationships and transactions between people. Power is crucial to the achievement of individual goals, the resolution of conflicts, and to communication competency within a group. Power can be understood within two basic dimensions, a content dimension and a relational dimension. The content dimension lends the understanding of what is being said and the relational dimension shows the meaning behind the words and how power is transmitted throughout. Power is not dichotomous. No one person is entirely powerless or powerful in any relationship or position. Power is constantly switching hands within a conversation or relationship.
  3. Power a.k.a. IBM Power: POWER was an IBM operating system enhancement package that provided spooling facilities for the IBM System/360 running DOS/360 or retrofitted with modified DOS/360. Upgrades, POWER/VS and POWER/VSE were available for and the IBM System/370 running DOS/VS and DOS/VSE respectively. POWER is an acronym for Priority Output Writers, Execution processors and input Readers.
  4. Power a.k.a. Power Entertainment Media Ltd: Power is an independent international producer and distributor of televisual content. Based in London, Power develops, co-produces, pre-sells, deficit finances and distributes third party productions, including a current co-production with Company Pictures, New Worlds, a historic drama mini-series commissioned by Channel 4. Power is the trading name of Power Entertainment Media Limited, formerly Powercorp International Limited.
  5. Power is the first track on the KMFDM album Xtort. It was used to promote the album before its release in the summer of 1996. It was released in two limited edition vinyl pressings and as a CD single.
  6. Power a.k.a. Hydroelectric power in Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh is extremely rich in its hydroelectricity resources. The state is having about twenty five percent of the national potential in this aspect. It has been estimated that about 21,244 MW of hydel power can be generated in the state by the construction of various hydel projects on the five perennial river basins no matter they are major, medium or small. Out of total hydel potential of the state, 3934.74MW is harnessed so far, out of which only 7.6% is under the control of Himachal Pradesh Government while the rest being exploited by the Central Government. The state government has been giving the highest priority for its development, since hydel generation can meet the growing need of power for industry, agriculture and rural electrification. It is also the biggest source of income to the state as it provides electricity to the other states also.
  7. Power is a 2003 theater production of the play by Nick Dear.
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Phrases with Power

Phrases starting with the word Power:

  1. Power Up
  2. Power-up
  3. Power box
  4. Power Cut
  5. power law
  6. Power nap
  7. Power pop
  8. power saw
  9. Power set
  10. Power Tap
  11. power base

Phrases ending with the word Power:

  1. In Power
  2. air power
  3. sea power
  4. war power
  5. Girl Power
  6. high-power
  7. Lung Power
  8. lung-power
  9. Poor Power

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Power

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Google previewWar and Conflict Quotations (1997)

A Worldwide Dictionary of Pronouncements from Military Leaders, Politicians, Philosophers, Writers and Others by Michael C. Thomsett, Jean Freestone Thomsett

All power is a trust. —Benjamin Disraeli, Vivian Grey, ¡826 ¡8¡4. Power is the great regulator of the relations among states.

Google previewSoul Psychology (1994)

Keys to Ascension by Joshua David Stone

Personal power is an attitude.

Google previewGeneral Principles of Human Power (1999)

by A. van Ginkel

Power is a different thing for different people. For some individuals power is...

Google previewBasic Science Concepts and Applications (2003)

by American Water Works Association

Real power is the most useful concept, because it represents true work that is accomplished, e.g., pumping a quantity of...

Google previewMarket Power in EU Antitrust Law (2011)

by Luis Ortiz Blanco

arket power is the ability to...

In general, it is assumed that, first, market power is a question of degree (variable according to the circumstances), and ...

Google previewExperimental Design (2012)

Procedures for the Behavioral Sciences by Roger E. Kirk

Anypair power is the probability of detecting at least one true difference among all pairs of means.

mean difference, and perpair power is an average that is appropriate for only those twomean differences that are equal to the average.

Google previewPhysics and Technology for Future Presidents (2016)

Physics, Physics by CTI Reviews

Electric power: Electric power is the rate at which electric energy is transferred by an electric circuit. The SI...

Google previewExpressions of the Soul (2011)

by Arthur C. Goddard

Pentecostal power is the power of union. In union there is strength. In division of separation there is weakness. Forty sticks will not make forty fires scattered over an area. Put them together and have a blaze. Again and again we are told that ...

Google previewThe Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education (2011)

by Sharan B. Merriam

First, power is a social and relational characteristic, not simply something that people ''possess'' and use on one another.

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

POWER 215 'dividuality', where the impersonal and the preindividual become the very material of control, but also of minoritarian subjectivation and the construction of effective alternatives. Whence Deleuze's preference for notions of combat ...

Google previewThe Agamben Dictionary (2011)

by Alex Murray, Jessica Whyte

HALOS In terms of modern democracy, which follows the oikonomic paradigm, we come to think of government in terms of the division between legisla- tive or sovereign power, which acts through universal laws ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

computed tomography corneal touch threshold colour vision computer vision syndrome cylindrical power dioptre; optical density decibel distance between lenses distance between rims dioptric cylindrical power Diploma in Contact Lens ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

power center. It is different from a regional shopping center, which generally is larger and has more anchors and more specialty stores. A power center will have more than 250,000 square feet of leasable area and contain at least three or four ...

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Usage statistics about power

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun power:

spoken English26.82%written English73.18% conversational speech15.67%task-oriented speech84.33% imaginative writing23.41%informational writing76.59%

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Quotes about Power

We are the power

You give us the power
Self mutilation

We are the power
Of wrongs been right

You give us the power
You have no rights

We are the power
The clock ticks tock

You give us the power
It’s time to stop! ! (Mark Horsfall)
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Scrabble value of P3O1W4E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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