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源自中古英語 powerpoer,源自古法語 poeir,源自通俗拉丁語 *potēre,源自拉丁語 possum、posse (能够),见potent。对比法語 pouvoir。取代了古英語原生词汇anweald



power (可數 不可數,複數 powers)

  1. 能力
    • 2018, Marilyn McCord Adams, Horrendous Evils and the Goodness of God (page 74)
      If it is spirits who have power to suffer, it seems they would also have active powers to think and will.
  2. (社會學) 影响力势力
    1. (可數) 影响力控制力
      • 1749Henry FieldingThe History of Tom Jones, a Foundling,卷號III,London:A[ndrew] Millar [], OCLC 928184292, book ii:
        An incident which happened about this time will set the characters of these two lads more fairly before the discerning reader than is in the power of the longest dissertation.
      • 1749Henry FieldingThe History of Tom Jones, a Foundling,卷號III,London:A[ndrew] Millar [], OCLC 928184292, book iii:
        Thwackum, on the contrary, maintained that the human mind, since the fall, was nothing but a sink of iniquity, till purified and redeemed by grace. [] The favourite phrase of the former, was the natural beauty of virtue; that of the latter, was the divine power of grace.
      • 1913Robert Barr,章號4,出自 Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
        [] That woman is stark mad, Lord Stranleigh. Her own father recognised it when he bereft her of all power in the great business he founded. […]”
      • 1998, Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
        Past and future obviously have no reality of their own. Just as the moon has no light of its own, but can only reflect the light of the sun, so are past and future only pale reflections of the light, power, and reality of the eternal present.
    2. 权力势力
      • 1949, Eric Blair, aka George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
        The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. [...] We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
      • 2005, Columbia Law Review, April
        In the face of expanding federal power, California in particular struggled to maintain control over its Chinese population.
      • 2013年8月10日,“Can China clean up fast enough?”,出自 The Economist,卷號408,期號8848:
        It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
    3. (转喻, 主要用复数) 政权当局
      近義詞: powers that be
    4. (转喻) 影响力巨大集体,如强国大型企业
      • 2013年8月16日,John Vidal,“Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas”,出自 The Guardian Weekly,卷號189,期號10, 頁號8:
        Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.
  3. (物理學, 不可數) 效率效果
    1. 力量
      He needed a lot of power to hit the ball out of the stadium.
    2. 电力
      After the pylons collapsed, this town was without power for a few days.
      • 1913Robert Barr,章號4,出自 Lord Stranleigh Abroad[2]:
        “My father had ideas about conservation long before the United States took it up. [] You preserve water in times of flood and freshet to be used for power or for irrigation throughout the year. […]”
      • 2013年7月20日,“Out of the gloom”,出自 The Economist,卷號408,期號8845:
        [Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.
    3. (电的)功率
    4. (透镜等的) 放大倍数
      We need a microscope with higher power.
  4. (口語, 過時) 大量
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      The threatning words of duke Robert comming at the last to king Henries eares, caused him foorthwith to conceiue verie sore displeasure against a power of men sent into Normandie.
    • 1872,Mark Twain, Roughing It:
      Don't you mind my snuffling a little—becuz we're in a power of trouble.
  5. (机械的) 拉力牵引力等;力量
  6. (物理學, 機械) 功率
  7. (數學)
    1. (集合論) (集合的)
    2. (統計學) 统计功效
  8. (聖經, 复数) 能天使








  • 德語:Power
  • 威爾士語:pŵer


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power (第三人稱單數簡單現在時 powers,現在分詞 powering,一般過去時及過去分詞 powered)

  1. (及物) 给...供电
    This CD player is powered by batteries.
  2. (及物) 猛击,猛踢
    • 2011年2月1日,Mandeep Sanghera,“Man Utd 3 - 1 Aston Villa”,出自 BBC[3]:
      United keeper Edwin van der Sar was the unlikely provider as his clearance found Rooney, who had got ahead of last defender Richard Dunne, and the forward brilliantly controlled a ball coming from over his shoulder before powering a shot past Brad Friedel.
  3. 促进驱动
    • 2017年4月6日,Samira Shackle,“On the frontline with Karachi’s ambulance drivers”,出自 the Guardian[4]:
      Abdul Sattar Edhi came to Karachi as a poor man from an Indian village in 1947. Starting with a small pharmacy tent, his work rapidly expanded, powered by donations from ordinary citizens.



power (比較級 more power最高級 most power)

  1. (新加坡, 口語) 很棒
    • 2001,Thian, Makan Time[5]:
      Check out the POWER Mee Rebus & Lontong in this newly established Nasi Padang coffee shop at Market Street Carpark.
    • 2005,Bayya, Bayya Eats ... and Other Stuff[6]:
      Their performance is very the Power!
    • 2010,Caihong Lim & Kesheng Lim, Footprints All Over: Love, Happiness,Joy[7]:
      His hokkien is damn power lah!
    • 2015,SGMOJI, Your Ultimate Guide to Locally-Grown Emojis[8]:
      Eh his soccer skills damn power one.


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词源 1[编辑]

源自法語 pauvre,源自拉丁語 pauper


  • IPA(幫助)/ˈpoːvər/, [ˈpoːvɐ]
  • 斷字:po‧wer


power (強變化主格陽性單數 powerer比較級 powerer最高級 am powersten)

  1. (方言, 非正式) 可悲

词源 2[编辑]




  1. powern單數命令式
  2. (口語) powern第一人稱單數現在時


  • power”在《杜登線上辭典》上的解釋