This tool uses electrical power.
- The definition of power is operating electrically or having strength or force.
- An example of power is the functioning of a gasoline-driven saw or tool.
- An example of power is a big game move.
- Power is defined as the ability to act or have influence over others.
- An example of power is the strength needed to run five miles.
- An example of power is the authority a local government has to collect taxes.
- Power means to supply with energy or force.
An example of power is to start up an engine.
- ability to do, act, or produce
- a specific ability or faculty: the power of hearing
- great ability to do, act, or affect strongly; vigor; force; strength
- the ability to control others; authority; sway; influence
- [pl.] special authority assigned to or exercised by a person or group holding office
- legal ability or authority; also, a document giving it
- a source of physical or mechanical force or energy; force or energy that is at, or can be put to, work: electric power, water power
- the rate at which work is done: abbrev. P
- a person or thing having great influence, force, or authority
- a nation, esp. one having influence or domination over other nations: a treaty with foreign powers
- national might or political strength
- a spirit or divinity
- Dial. a large number or quantity (of something specified)
- Archaic an armed force; army; navy
- military strength: air power
- the product of the multiplication of a quantity by itself: 4 is the second power of 2 (2)
- exponent (sense )
- Optics the degree of magnification of a lens, microscope, telescope, etc., expressed as a ratio of the diameters of image and object
Origin of powerMiddle English pouer from Old French poeir, earlier poter, origin, originally infinitive from Vulgar Latin an unverified form potere, to be able, for Classical Latin posse, to be able: see potent
- operated by electricity, a fuel engine, etc.: power tools, a power mower
- served by an auxiliary, engine-powered system that reduces the effort of the operation: power steering
- producing or carrying electricity: a power cell, power lines
- Informal of, for, or signifying persons in business or politics who are regarded as powerful: a power lunch, a power suit
- in authority
- in office
the powers that be
- a. The ability or capacity to act or do something effectively: Is it in your power to undo this injustice?b. often powers A specific capacity, faculty, or aptitude: her powers of concentration.
- a. Physical strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted: the power of the waves. See Synonyms at strength.b. Effectiveness at moving one's emotions or changing how one thinks: a novel of great power.
- a. The ability or official capacity to exercise control; authority: How long has that party been in power?b. The military strength or economic or political influence of a nation or other group: That country projects its power throughout the region.c. A country, nation, or other political unit having great influence or control over others: the western powers.
- a. A supernatural being: the powers of evil.b. powers Christianity The sixth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
- a. The energy or motive force by which a physical system or machine is operated: turbines turned by steam power; a sailing ship driven by wind power.b. The capacity of a system or machine to operate: a vehicle that runs under its own power.c. Electrical or mechanical energy, especially as used to assist or replace human energy.d. Electricity supplied to a home, building, or community: a storm that cut off power to the whole region.
- Physics The rate at which work is done, expressed as the amount of work per unit time and commonly measured in units such as the watt and horsepower.
- Electricity a. The product of applied potential difference and current in a direct-current circuit.b. The product of the effective values of the voltage and current with the cosine of the phase angle between current and voltage in an alternating-current circuit.
- Mathematics a. See exponent.b. The number of elements in a finite set.
- Statistics In a statistical test, the probability of correctly rejecting the null hypothesis when it is false.
- A measure of the magnification of an optical instrument, such as a microscope or telescope.
- Chiefly Upper Southern US A large number or amount. powerful
- Archaic An armed force.
- Of or relating to political, social, or economic control: a power struggle; a power base.
- Operated with mechanical or electrical energy in place of bodily exertion: a power tool; power car windows.
- Of or relating to the generation or transmission of electricity: power companies; power lines.
- Informal Of or relating to influential business or professional practices: a pinstriped suit with a power tie; met with high-level executives at a power breakfast.
transitive verbpow·ered, pow·er·ing, pow·ers
Origin of powerMiddle English from Old French pooir to be able, power from Vulgar Latin potēre to be able from Latin potis able, powerful ; see poti- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural powers)
- (social) Effectiveness.
- (countable) Capability or influence.
- 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.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Book III, chapter iii
- Thwackum, on the contrary, maintained that the human mind, since the fall, was nothing but a sink of iniquity, till purified and redeemed by grace. [...] The favourite phrase of the former, was the natural beauty of virtue; that of the latter, was the divine power of grace.
- Control, particularly legal or political (jurisdiction).
- 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.
- 2005, Columbia Law Review, April
- In the face of expanding federal power, California in particular struggled to maintain control over its Chinese population.
- (chiefly in the plural) The people in charge of legal or political power, the government.
- Influential nations, companies, or other such bodies.
- (countable) Capability or influence.
- (physical, uncountable) Effectiveness.
- Physical force or strength.
- He needed a lot of power to hit the ball out of the stadium.
- Electricity or a supply of electricity.
- After the pylons collapsed, this town was without power for a few days.
- A measure of the rate of doing work or transferring energy.
- A rate to magnify an optical image by a lens or mirror.
- We need a microscope with higher power.
- Physical force or strength.
- (mathematics) Effectiveness.
- 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 Ã— x Ã— ... Ã— x, in which x appears n times, where n is called the exponent; the definition is extended to non-integer and complex exponents.
- (set theory) Cardinality.
- (statistics) The probability that a statistical test will reject the null hypothesis when the alternative hypothesis is true.
- (biblical) In Christian angelology, the fourth level of angels, ranked above archangels and below principalities.
- Adjectives often used with "power": electric, nuclear, solar, optical, mechanical, political, absolute, corporate, institutional, military, economic, solar, magic, magical, huge, physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, sexual, seductive, coercive, erotic, natural, cultural, positive, negative, etc.
(third-person singular simple present powers, present participle powering, simple past and past participle powered)
power - Computer Definition
- The amount of current (I) times the voltage (E) at a given point in a circuit. Power is measured in watts (W), equivalent to joules per second.
- Strength or intensity. 3.The rate at which work is performed.