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power

noun /ˈpauə/
(an) ability
pouvoir, faculté
A witch has magic power A cat has the power of seeing in the dark He no longer has the power to walk.
strength, force or energy
puissance
muscle power water power (also adjective) a power tool (=a tool operated by electricity etc. not by hand).
authority or control
pouvoir
political groups fighting for power How much power does the Queen have? I have him in my power at last
a right belonging to eg a person in authority
pouvoir
The police have the power of arrest.
a person with great authority or influence
personne influente
He is quite a power in the town.
a strong and influential country
puissance
the Western powers.
the result obtained by multiplying a number by itself a given number of times
puissance
2  2  2 or 23 is the third power of 2, or 2 to the power of 3.
powered adjective supplied with mechanical power
actionné (mécaniquement, électriquement…)
The machine is powered by electricity an electrically-powered machine.
powerful adjective having great strength, influence etc
puissant
a powerful engine He’s powerful in local politics.
powerfully adverb
puissamment
powerfulness noun
puissance
powerless adjective having no power
impuissant
The king was powerless to prevent the execution.
powerlessness noun
impuissance
power cut/failure a break in the electricity supply
panne de courant
We had a power cut last night.
power-driven adjective worked by electricity or other mechanical means, not by hand
à moteur
power-driven machinery.
power point a socket on a wall etc into which an electric plug can be fitted.
prise de courant
power station a building where electricity is produced
centrale électrique
a nuclear power station.
be in power (of a political party) to be the governing party
être au pouvoir
The National Party is currently in power.
(Definition of power from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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