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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pow·er·ful a.
 1. Full of power; capable of producing great effects of any kind; potent; mighty; efficacious; intense; as, a powerful man or beast; a powerful engine; a powerful argument; a powerful light; a powerful vessel.
 The powerful grace that lies
 In herbs, plants, stones, and their true qualities.   --Shak.
 2. Mining Large; capacious; -- said of veins of ore.
 Syn: -- Mighty; strong; potent; forcible; efficacious; energetic; intense.
 -- Pow*er*ful*ly, adv. -- Pow*er*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a powerful manner; "the federal government replaced the
             powerfully pro-settler Sir Godfrey Huggins with the
             even tougher and more determined ex-trade unionist"
             [syn: strongly]
      2: in a manner having a powerful influence; "Clytemnestra's
         ghost crying in the night for vengeance remained most
         potently in the audience's mind" [syn: potently]