high-powered Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “high-powered” in the English Dictionary

"high-powered" in American English

See all translations

high-poweredadjective

 /ˈhɑɪˈpɑʊ·ərd/
  • high-powered adjective (POWERFUL)

having a lot of ​power or ​strength: a high-powered ​microscope
  • high-powered adjective (IMPORTANT)

having the ​skill, ​experience, ​knowledge, or ​authorityneeded to get ​important things done: He’s one of the most high-powered men in the ​capital.
(Definition of high-powered from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"high-powered" in Business English

See all translations

high-poweredadjective

uk   us   /ˌhaɪˈpaʊəd/ (also high-power)
used to describe ​machines, ​equipment, weapons, etc. that are very powerful: a high-powered ​computer/​engine/​laser
used to describe ​people who are very ​successful or in an important ​position: a high-powered ​executive/​lawyer/​lobbyist
a high-powered ​job is a very important one: It took me a ​year to ​find something and then I ​landed a high-powered ​job in ​sales.
(Definition of high-powered from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of high-powered?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“high-powered” in American English

“high-powered” in Business English

Word of the Day

hipster

someone who is very influenced by the most recent ideas and fashions

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More