1. (n.) Same as the fish.

2. (n.) Ability to act, regarded as latent or inherent; the faculty of doing or performing something; capacity for action or performance; capability of producing an effect, whether physical or moral: potency; might; as, a man of great power; the power of capillary attraction; money gives power.

3. (n.) Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving an engine; the power of truth, or of argument, in producing conviction; the power of enthusiasm.

4. (n.) Capacity of undergoing or suffering; fitness to be acted upon; susceptibility; -- called also passive power; as, great power of endurance.

5. (n.) The exercise of a faculty; the employment of strength; the exercise of any kind of control; influence; dominion; sway; command; government.

6. (n.) The agent exercising an ability to act; an individual invested with authority; an institution, or government, which exercises control; as, the great powers of Europe; hence, often, a superhuman agent; a spirit; a divinity.

7. (n.) A military or naval force; an army or navy; a great host.

8. (n.) A large quantity; a great number; as, a power o/ good things.

9. (n.) The rate at which mechanical energy is exerted or mechanical work performed, as by an engine or other machine, or an animal, working continuously; as, an engine of twenty horse power.

10. (n.) A mechanical agent; that from which useful mechanical energy is derived; as, water power; steam power; hand power, etc.

11. (n.) Applied force; force producing motion or pressure; as, the power applied at one and of a lever to lift a weight at the other end.

12. (n.) A machine acted upon by an animal, and serving as a motor to drive other machinery; as, a dog power.

13. (n.) The product arising from the multiplication of a number into itself; as, a square is the second power, and a cube is third power, of a number.

14. (n.) Mental or moral ability to act; one of the faculties which are possessed by the mind or soul; as, the power of thinking, reasoning, judging, willing, fearing, hoping, etc.

15. (n.) The degree to which a lens, mirror, or any optical instrument, magnifies; in the telescope, and usually in the microscope, the number of times it multiplies, or augments, the apparent diameter of an object; sometimes, in microscopes, the number of times it multiplies the apparent surface.

16. (n.) An authority enabling a person to dispose of an interest vested either in himself or in another person; ownership by appointment.

17. (n.) Hence, vested authority to act in a given case; as, the business was referred to a committee with power.

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