1. n. Same as Poor, the fish.
2. n. Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power.
3. n. Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm.
4. n. Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.
5. n. The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.
6. n. The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual invested with authority; an institution, or government, which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe; hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity.
7. n. A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.
8. n. A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things.
9. n. The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an engine of twenty horse power.
10. n. A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.
11. n. Applied force; force producing motion or pressure; as, the power applied at one and of a lever to lift a weight at the other end.
12. n. A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.
13. n. The product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and a cube is third power, of a number.
14. n. Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc.
15. n. The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any optical instrument, magnifies; in the telescope, and usually in the microscope, the number of times it multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an object; sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it multiplies the apparent surface.
16. n. An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.
17. n. Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power
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And ye know that with all my power I have served your father.
It is in the power of my hand to do you hurt: but the God of your father spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take thou heed that thou speak not to Jacob either good or bad.
And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.