• (adv): (Southern regional intensive) very.
    Example: "It is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"
    Synonyms: mighty, right
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on powerful:

... 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 ... down on the practice but many doubt it would be effective since many of the men are powerful and well-armed former commanders ... 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
... had the best backhand of all time, amateur and professional champion Don Budge, had a very powerful one-handed stroke in the 1930s and '40s that imparted topspin onto the ball ... 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 ... weapon which is spontaneous, accurate and powerful ...
Tekkaman: The Space Knight - Weapons
... 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 ... 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 ...
Albert Odyssey: Legend Of Eldean - Characters
... She wields powerful spells ... Gryzz - A dragonman, 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 ...

More definitions of "powerful":

  • (adj): Having the power to influence or convince.
    Synonyms: cogent, potent
  • (adj): Displaying superhuman strength or power.
    Synonyms: herculean
  • (adj): Strong enough to knock down or overwhelm.
    Synonyms: knock-down
  • (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"
  • (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:

    In mockery I have set
    A powerful emblem up,
    And sing it rhyme upon rhyme
    In mockery of a time
    Half dead at the top.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Why does he not know how to select servants? The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)

    No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)