Definition for powered (2 of 2)
- work done or energy transferred per unit of time. Symbol: P
- the time rate of doing work.
- the product obtained by multiplying a quantity by itself one or more times: The third power of 2 is 8.
- (of a number x) a number whose logarithm is a times the logarithm of x (and is called the ath power of x). Symbolically, y =xa is a number that satisfies the equation log y = a log x.
- the exponent of an expression, as a in xa.
- cardinal number(def 2).
- the magnifying capacity of a microscope, telescope, etc., expressed as the ratio of the diameter of the image to the diameter of the object.Compare magnification(def 2).
- the reciprocal of the focal length of a lens.
verb (used with object)
Origin of power
Examples from the Web for powered
But they are being built with new, lighter materials and powered with far more efficient engines.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For Edison, electricity was the fuel that powered a series of innovations.
She led a reliably epic and wild life, powered by a brand of comedy that regarded nothing as beyond the pale.What Joan Rivers Said She Would Do If She Were Dictator of America|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite sustaining the injury in the 85th minute, he powered through, tending goal until the final whistle.
He was duped into silly offensive fouls when smaller men moved in behind him as he powered toward the basket.
Make filling by mixing almonds with powered sugar, eggs well beaten and almond extract.The Story of Crisco|Marion Harris Neil
Why—why then all those telephone poles and dynamos and lighting-equipment I noticed in this era are powered by electricity!The Ego Machine|Henry Kuttner
There was traffic on the road, trains of great soft-tired wagons, pulled by powered vehicles ahead.Stamped Caution|Raymond Zinke Gallun
I powered up my laptop and punched a bunch of pillows into place behind me at the top of the bed.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
A low, flat table roughly three hundred feet square, it moved on sledlike runners and was powered by two dozen rockets.The Space Pioneers|Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for powered
- legal authority to act, esp in a specified capacity, for another
- the document conferring such authority
- a military force
- military potential
- the value of a number or quantity raised to some exponent
- another name for exponent (def. 4)
- the rate at which electrical energy is fed into or taken from a device or system. It is expressed, in a direct-current circuit, as the product of current and voltage and, in an alternating-current circuit, as the product of the effective values of the current and voltage and the cosine of the phase angle between them. It is measured in watts
- (as modifier)a power amplifier
- mechanical energy as opposed to manual labour
- (as modifier)a power mower
- a measure of the ability of a lens or optical system to magnify an object, equal to the reciprocal of the focal length. It is measured in dioptres
- another word for magnification
Word Origin for power
Word Origin and History for powered (1 of 2)
c.1300, "ability; ability to act or do; strength, vigor, might," especially in battle; "efficacy; control, mastery, lordship, dominion; legal power or authority; authorization; military force, an army," from Anglo-French pouair, Old French povoir, noun use of the infinitive, "to be able," earlier podir (9c.), from Vulgar Latin *potere, from Latin potis "powerful" (see potent).
Whatever some hypocritical ministers of government may say about it, power is the greatest of all pleasures. It seems to me that only love can beat it, and love is a happy illness that can't be picked up as easily as a Ministry. [Stendhal "de l'Amour," 1822]
Meaning "one who has power" is late 14c. Meaning "specific ability or capacity" is from early 15c. Meaning "a state or nation with regard to international authority or influence" [OED] is from 1726. Used for "a large number of" from 1660s. Meaning "energy available for work is from 1727. Sense of "electrical supply" is from 1896.
Phrase the powers that be is from Rom. xiii:1. As a statement wishing good luck, more power to (someone) is recorded from 1842. A power play in ice hockey so called by 1940. Power failure is from 1911; power steering from 1921.
Word Origin and History for powered (1 of 2)
"to supply with power," 1898, from power (n.). Earlier it meant "make powerful" (1530s). Related: Powered; powering.
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Culture definitions for powered
In mathematics, a power is a number multiplied by itself the number of times signified by an exponent placed to the right and above it. Thus, 32, which means 3 × 3, is a power — the second power of three, or three squared, or nine. The expression 106, or ten to the sixth power, means 10 × 10 × 10 × 10 × 10 × 10, or one million.
Idioms and Phrases with powered
In addition to the idioms beginning with power
- power behind the throne
- powers that be, the
- corridors of power
- more power to someone
- staying power