(used to express or indicate a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.)
a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.
the power of exciting.
exciting and appealing.
Other definitions for pow (2 of 3)
the head; poll.
Other definitions for POW (3 of 3)
prisoner of war.
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How to use pow in a sentence
A map shows each station on the route, along with marking pow camps and other landmarks along the way.
He cites an interview that a freed pow, Air Force Lt. Col. William Harrison, gave to The New York Times in 1953.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built | Michael Daly | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And when rappers battle one another with their wits and words, it is similar to the bam-pow!Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment | Daniel Genis | August 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For years, the Obama administration avoided calling Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a pow.White House Changes Tune on Bergdahl, Says He Was a ‘Prisoner of War’ | Josh Rogin | June 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When the risks and results of fighting are not equally distributed, we default to a world that delivers “Bow-wow pow.”The Taliban Trolled the Internet with a Dog Video and Upstaged an American POW | Brian Van Reet | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She's done got a pow'ful quick tempah, my Miss Betty has, same's all my Somerset family had, bein' fust quality folks lak dey was.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
He was a skittish horse, gentle, as Andy explained, but "pow'ful nervous—had to be sort o' coaxed along."The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
There was a grand "pow-wow," as William called it, after he came.The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour | George A. Warren
Why should he be permitted to defile with the fat of his sleek locks a crown intended to adorn the grizzled pow of his elders?The Fiend's Delight | Dod Grile
Among the neighboring Cherokees, was one named Silouee, celebrated as a chief and pow-wow, or medicine man.The Indian: On the Battle-Field and in the Wigwam | John Frost
British Dictionary definitions for pow (1 of 4)
an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc
British Dictionary definitions for pow (2 of 4)
Scot the head or a head of hair
British Dictionary definitions for pow (3 of 4)
Scot a creek or slow stream
British Dictionary definitions for POW (4 of 4)
prisoner of war
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