• (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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on powerful:

Bacha Bazi
... prostitution in which prepubescent and adolescent boys are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and sexual activities ... it would be effective since many of the men are powerful and well-armed former commanders ... code", but the laws are seldom enforced against powerful offenders and police have been reportedly complicit in related crimes ...
Tekkaman: The Space Knight - Weapons
... 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 ... attack in a rapid succession of three times at once called the Triple Vol Tekka, an attack so powerful it easily decimated a gigantic asteroid, but caused ...
Great Backhands
... amateur and professional champion Don Budge, had a very powerful one-handed stroke in the 1930s and '40s that imparted topspin onto the ball ... also rate Swede Henrik 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 ... is described as a deadly weapon which is spontaneous, accurate and 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 ...
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): Displaying superhuman strength or power.
    Synonyms: herculean
  • (adj): (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
    Example: "Powerful arms"
    Synonyms: brawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy
  • (adj): Having the power to influence or convince.
    Synonyms: cogent, potent
  • (adj): Strong enough to knock down or overwhelm.
    Synonyms: knock-down
  • (adv): (Southern regional intensive) very.
    Example: "It is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"
    Synonyms: mighty, right

Famous quotes containing the word powerful:

    Even the most abject have a sense of superiority based on powerful though undefined merits.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    After the first powerful plain manifesto
    The black statement of pistons, without more fuss
    But gliding like a queen, she leaves the station.
    Stephen Spender (1909–1995)

    The most powerful lessons about ethics and morality do not come from school discussions or classes in character building. They come from family life where people treat one another with respect, consideration, and love.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)