power (n.)

14世纪 , pouer ,"能力;行动或做事的能力;力量、活力、威力",特别是在战斗中;"功效;控制、掌握、主宰、支配、指挥或控制的能力或权利;法定权力或权威;授权。军事力量,军队,"来自英法 pouair ,古法 povoir ,名词使用不定式,"能够",早期 podir (9世纪),来自古拉丁文 *potere (也是西班牙文 poder ,意大利文 potere ),来自拉丁文 potis "强大的"(来自PIE根 *poti- "强大的;领主")。

Whatever some hypocritical ministers of government may say about it, power is the greatest of all pleasures. It seems to me that only love can beat it, and love is a happy illness that can't be picked up as easily as a Ministry. [Stendhal "de l'Amour," 1822]



俗语 a power of 的"大量,大量"是1660年代的说法(比照 powerful ).词组 the powers that be "有关的当局"出自罗马书十三章1节。作为祝愿好运的语句。 more power to (someone) ,从1842年就有记载。一个人的优势 power play 在冰上曲棍球中,所以到1940年称为。 Power failure "(电力)供应故障"是1911年的。 power steering 在机动车是从1921年。 Power politics "基于武力威胁或以武力威胁为后盾的政治行动"(1937年)译为德文 Macht-politik

Origin and meaning of power

power (v.)

"供电",1898年,来自 power (n.)。更早的意思是"使强大"(1530年代)。相关链接: Powered ; powering

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Definitions of power from WordNet
power (n.)
possession of controlling influence;
the power of his love saved her
the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
Synonyms: powerfulness
power (n.)
(physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second);
power (n.)
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done;
danger heightened his powers of discrimination
Synonyms: ability
power (n.)
(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power;
during his first year in power
the power of the president
Synonyms: office
power (n.)
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;
the mysterious presence of an evil power
Synonyms: force
power (n.)
a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;
Synonyms: exponent / index
power (n.)
physical strength;
Synonyms: might / mightiness
power (n.)
a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world;
Synonyms: world power / major power / great power / superpower
power (n.)
energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor;
The power went oout around midnight
Synonyms: electricity / electrical energy
power (n.)
a very wealthy or powerful businessman;
Synonyms: baron / big businessman / business leader / king / magnate / mogul / top executive / tycoon
power (v.)
supply the force or power for the functioning of;
The gasoline powers the engines