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.

(Translation of “power” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)