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power British & World English

The ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way

power English Thesaurus

my mother suffered a stroke and lost the power of speech

air power British & World English

The ability to defend or attack by means of aircraft

power cut British & World English

A temporary withdrawal or failure of an electrical power supply

power law British & World English

A relationship between two quantities such that one is proportional to a fixed power of the other

power nap British & World English

A short sleep taken during the working day in order to restore one’s mental alertness

power pop British & World English

A style of pop music characterized by a strong melody line, heavy use of guitars, and simple rhythm

power-up British & World English

The action of switching on an electrical device, especially a computer

Red Power British & World English

A movement in support of rights and political power for American Indians

sea power British & World English

A country’s naval strength, especially as a weapon of war

Black Power British & World English

A movement in support of rights and political power for black people, especially prominent in the US in the 1960s and 1970s

Great Power British & World English

A nation or country that has considerable international influence and military strength

hard power British & World English

A coercive approach to international political relations, especially one that involves the use of military power

pedal power British & World English

Cycling as a means of transport

power base British & World English

A source of authority, influence, or support, especially in politics or negotiations

power bloc British & World English

An association of groups, especially nations, having a common interest and acting as a single political force

power dive British & World English

A steep dive of an aircraft with the engines providing thrust

power line British & World English

A cable carrying electrical power, especially one supported by pylons or poles

power lunch British & World English

A working lunch, especially one at which powerful politicians, executives, etc. hold important discussions

power pack British & World English

A self-contained and typically transportable unit which stores and supplies electrical power

power plant British & World English

another term for power station.

power play British & World English

Tactics exhibiting or intended to increase a person’s power or influence

power pole British & World English

A pole, mast, or tower that carries electric wires

power slide British & World English

A deliberate controlled skid in a vehicle, performed in order to turn corners at high speed

power train British & World English

The mechanism that transmits the drive from the engine of a vehicle to its axle

power trip British & World English

A self-aggrandizing quest for ever-increasing control over others

power user British & World English

A knowledgeable and sophisticated user of computers

soft power British & World English

A persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of economic or cultural influence

solar power British & World English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the sun’s rays

steam power British & World English

Power that is applied to an engine by the force of steam

water power British & World English

Power that is derived from the weight or motion of water, used as a force to drive machinery

wave power British & World English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy produced by waves at sea

wind power British & World English

Power obtained by harnessing the energy of the wind

world power British & World English

A country that has significant influence in international affairs

will power English Thesaurus

it took every ounce of will power she possessed not to give in

atomic power British & World English

Another term for nuclear power.

flower power British & World English

The ideas of the flower children, especially the promotion of peace and love as means of changing the world

motive power British & World English

The energy (in the form of steam, electricity, etc.) used to drive machinery

nuclear power British & World English

Electric or motive power generated by a nuclear reactor

people power British & World English

Political pressure exercised through the public demonstration of popular opinion

pester power British & World English

The ability of children to pressurize their parents into buying them products, especially items advertised in the media

power broker British & World English

A person who deliberately affects the distribution of political or economic power by exerting influence or by intrigue

power couple British & World English

A couple consisting of two people who are each influential or successful in their own right

power-driven British & World English

Operated or controlled by mechanical or electrical energy as distinct from manual labour


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