• (adj): (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
    Example: "Powerful arms"
    Synonyms: brawny, hefty, muscular, sinewy
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on powerful:

Great Backhands
... had the best backhand of all time, amateur and professional champion Don Budge, had a very powerful one-handed stroke in the 1930s and '40s that ... game also rate Swede Henrik Sundström's one-handed backhand as technically magnificent and as powerful as many forehands, but Sundström's career was cut short by injury, On the men's pro tour ... is described as a deadly weapon which is spontaneous, accurate and powerful ...
Albert Odyssey: Legend Of Eldean - Characters
... She wields powerful spells ... Gryzz - A dragonman, the oldest of the party, and the most powerful physical attacker ... Powerful attack spells are at her command, although her air-headed nature can lead her into trouble ...
... The vast majority of whirlpools are not very powerful ... More powerful ones are properly termed maelstroms ... In the case of powerful waterfalls, like Niagara Falls, these whirlpools can be quite strong ...
Tekkaman: The Space Knight - Weapons
... stored in either hip that is used to retrieve his Tek Lancer although it is a powerful weapon in its own right ... Finally, Tekkaman's most powerful weapon is the Vol Tekka, a very powerful energy beam fired from the insignia on his forehead upon it being released, however, Tekkaman will become extremely tired after using this and ... of three times at once called the Triple Vol Tekka, an attack so powerful it easily decimated a gigantic asteroid, but caused the Tekkaman armor to ...
Bacha Bazi
... child prostitution in which prepubescent and adolescent boys are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and sexual activities ... down on the practice but many doubt it would be effective since many of the men are powerful and well-armed former commanders ... code", but the laws are seldom enforced against powerful offenders and police have been reportedly complicit in related crimes ...

More definitions of "powerful":

  • (adv): (Southern regional intensive) very.
    Example: "It is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"
    Synonyms: mighty, right
  • (adj): Having the power to influence or convince.
    Synonyms: cogent, potent
  • (adj): Strong enough to knock down or overwhelm.
    Synonyms: knock-down
  • (adj): Having great power or force or potency or effect.
    Example: "The most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"
  • (adj): Displaying superhuman strength or power.
    Synonyms: herculean

Famous quotes containing the word powerful:

    Nearly all our powerful men in this age of the world are unbelievers; the best of them in doubt and misery; the worst of them in reckless defiance; the plurality in plodding hesitation, doing, as well as they can, what practical work lies ready to their hands.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.
    Pierre Corneille (1606–1684)

    No one, however powerful and successful, can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)