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English Dictionary: powerful by the DICT Development Group
3 results for powerful
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
powerful
adv
  1. (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree; "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily"
    Synonym(s): mighty, mightily, powerful, right
adj
  1. having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
    Antonym(s): powerless
  2. strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; "a knock-down blow"
    Synonym(s): knock-down(a), powerful
  3. having great influence
    Synonym(s): potent, powerful
  4. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful; "a hefty athlete"; "a muscular boxer"; "powerful arms"
    Synonym(s): brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful, sinewy
  5. displaying superhuman strength or power; "herculean exertions"
    Synonym(s): herculean, powerful
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Powerful \Pow"er*ful\, a.
      1. Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any
            kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful
            man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a
            powerful light; a powerful vessel.
  
                     The powerful grace that lies In herbs, plants,
                     stones, and their true qualities.      --Shak.
  
      2. (Mining) Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
  
      Syn: Mighty; strong; potent; forcible; efficacious;
               energetic; intense. -- {Pow"er*ful*ly}, adv. --
               {Pow"er*ful*ness}, n.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   PowerFuL
  
      A language combining {functional programming} and
      {logic programming}, using "angelic Powerdomains".
  
      (1998-06-30)
  
  
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