The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality
the power of speech
Airborne military forces
= omnipotence. Usually as an attribute of God.
The power of a dog, especially harnessed to some mechanical device (as a spit or churn), or used to draw a vehicle (as a cart, sled, or the like).
The exertion of social, cultural, or economic power by homosexuals; the advocacy of this (frequently used as a slogan by gay civil rights activists).
Lack of power; impotence; an instance of this.
= power amplifier.
US. A type of tread on a tractor tyre, designed to give extra traction. Now rare.
A railway vehicle incorporating an engine (usually a diesel-electric one) and forming part of a multiple unit or a train.
A temporary withdrawal or failure of an electrical power supply
(On an airship, etc.) an egg-shaped housing for an engine.
Coal gas used for generating power, not for providing illumination.
A relationship between two quantities such that one is proportional to a fixed power of the other
A short sleep taken during the working day in order to restore one’s mental alertness
Oil brought up from a well and used on the spot as a source of power.
A style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm
The set of all the subsets of a given set.
A bold-coloured tie with a conservative pattern, regarded as worn by men of authority or influence.
The action of switching on an electrical device, especially a computer
A movement in support of rights and political power for American Indians
A country’s naval strength, especially as a weapon of war
A movement in support of rights and political power for black people, especially prominent in the US in the 1960s and 1970s
Used in reference to an attitude of independence, confidence, and empowerment among young women
A nation or country that has considerable international influence and military strength
The political or economic power of elderly people collectively.
A coercive approach to international political relations, especially one that involves the use of military power
Water power for driving a mill; a source of this; (also) a unit for measuring such water power in terms of the rate of fall of water.
The power to coin money, regulate its use, etc.
A measure of amplifier power, based on the highest output obtainable for a short period from an amplifier without significant distortion when a sinusoidal input signal of a standard frequency is passed through it.
Cycling as a means of transportation
Either of the areas immediately to the right or left of centrefield, between outfielders, over which many home runs are hit.
A source of authority, influence, or support, especially in politics or negotiations
An association of groups, especially nations, having a common interest and acting as a single political force
Politics = power bloc.
A board or panel containing switches or meters for an electricity supply; a block of sockets on an extension cable.
A power-assisted brake, especially one in a motor vehicle.
An electric cable for handling large currents (for power rather than signals).
A loud resonant chord played on the electric guitar in a piece of rock music, usually a root note and its fifth played on the lower strings.
A flex attached to an electrical appliance that uses more current than does a light, and having a plug at the end for connection to the mains.
Engineering. A graph showing power as a function of some other variable; specifically a graph of the power output of a vehicle or aircraft against engine speed.
A steep dive of an aircraft with the engines providing thrust
The loss or switching off of power to an electrical device; an instance of this.
Especially of a woman: to dress in such a way as to convey the impression of efficiency, self-confidence, and assertiveness.
A piece of equipment which drives machinery using mechanical or electrical power.
Intoxicated by the possession of power; rendered irrational by power.
A social or political group that exercises power.
A contest for authority or influence.