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Translation of "power" - English-French dictionary

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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