Meaning of power

Definition of power

(noun) possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
(physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor; "they built a car that runs on electricity"; "The power went oout around midnight"
a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
(verb) supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"

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