• (adj): Strong enough to knock down or overwhelm.
    Synonyms: knock-down
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on powerful:

Tekkaman: The Space Knight - Weapons
... Win, a very long whip stored in either hip that is used to retrieve his Tek Lancer although it is a powerful weapon in its own right ... Finally, Tekkaman's most powerful weapon is the Vol Tekka, a very powerful energy beam fired from the insignia on his forehead upon it being released, however, Tekkaman will become ... times at once called the Triple Vol Tekka, an attack so powerful it easily decimated a gigantic asteroid, but caused the Tekkaman armor to shatter to pieces and left Johji in a coma for some time with the Tekset system ...
Albert Odyssey: Legend Of Eldean - Characters
... She wields powerful spells ... the oldest of the party, and the most powerful physical attacker ... Powerful attack spells are at her command, although her air-headed nature can lead her into trouble ...
... The vast majority of whirlpools are not very powerful ... More powerful ones are properly termed maelstroms ... In the case of powerful waterfalls, like Niagara Falls, these whirlpools can be quite strong ...
Bacha Bazi
... and adolescent boys are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and sexual activities ... on the practice but many doubt it would be effective since many of the men are powerful and well-armed former commanders ... sharia law and the civil code", but the laws are seldom enforced against powerful offenders and police have been reportedly complicit in related crimes ...
Great Backhands
... and professional champion Don Budge, had a very powerful one-handed stroke in the 1930s and '40s that imparted topspin onto the ball ... Sundström's one-handed backhand as technically magnificent and as powerful as many forehands, but Sundström's career was cut short by injury, On the men's pro tour, dramatic changes have occurred ... is described as a deadly weapon which is spontaneous, accurate and powerful ...

More definitions of "powerful":

  • (adj): Having great power or force or potency or effect.
    Example: "The most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
  • (adv): (Southern regional intensive) very.
    Example: "It is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"
    Synonyms: mighty, right
  • (adj): Displaying superhuman strength or power.
    Synonyms: herculean
  • (adj): Having the power to influence or convince.
    Synonyms: cogent, potent
  • (adj): (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
    Example: "Powerful arms"
    Synonyms: brawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy

Famous quotes containing the word powerful:

    Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)

    The area [of toilet training] is one where a child really does possess the power to defy. Strong pressure leads to a powerful struggle. The issue then is not toilet training but who holds the reins—mother or child? And the child has most of the ammunition!
    Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century)

    Come on, poor babe,
    Some powerful spirit instruct the kites and ravens
    To be thy nurses. Wolves and bears, they say,
    Casting their savageness aside, have done
    Like offices of pity.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)