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Pronunciation of Powers: Learn how to pronounce Powers in English correctly

Learn how to say Powers correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word power:

noun
[mass noun]
1the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way:
the power of speech
I will do everything in my power to help you
(powers)
his powers of concentration
2the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others or the course of events:
a political process that offers people power over their own lives
she had me in her power
political or social authority or control, especially that exercised by a government:
the party had been in power for eight years
authority that is given or delegated to a person or body:
police do not have the power to stop and search
the military strength of a state:
the sea power of Venice
[count noun] a state or country, especially one viewed in terms of its international influence and military strength:
a great colonial power
[count noun] a person or organization that is strong or influential within a particular context:
he was a power in the university
[count noun] a supernatural being, deity, or force:
the powers of darkness
(powers) (in traditional Christian angelology) the sixth-highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy.
[with modifier] used in the names of movements aiming to enhance the status of a specified group:
gay power
3physical strength and force exerted by something or someone:
the power of the storm
figurative
the lyrical power of his prose
capacity or performance of an engine or other device:
a surge of power from the engine
[as modifier] denoting a sports player, team, or style of play that makes use of power rather than finesse:
a power pitcher
the magnifying capacity of a lens.
4energy that is produced by mechanical, electrical, or other means and used to operate a device:
generating power from waste
[as modifier]:
power cables
electrical energy supplied to an area, building, etc.:
30,000 homes were left without power
[as modifier] driven by electrical energy:
a power drill
5 Physics the rate of doing work, measured in watts or less frequently horse power.
6 Mathematics the product obtained when a number is multiplied by itself a certain number of times:
2 to the power of 4 equals 16
7 (a power of) chiefly dialect a large number or amount of something:
there’s a power of difference between farming now and when I was a lad
verb
1 [with object] supply (a device) with mechanical or electrical energy:
the car is powered by a fuel-injected 3.0-litre engine
(as adjective, in combination -powered)
a nuclear-powered submarine
(power something up/down) switch a device on or off:
the officer powered up the fighter’s radar
2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] move or travel with great speed or force:
he powered round a bend
[with object] direct (something, especially a ball) with great force:
Nicholas powered a header into the net
Phrases
do someone/thing a power of good
informal be very beneficial to someone or something.
in the power of
under the control of:
what happens to them is in the power of the management
more power to your elbow! (or to you etc.)
British used to encourage someone or express approval of their actions.
power behind the throne
a person who exerts authority or influence without having formal status.
the powers that be
the authorities:
the powers that be are assessing the situation
[with biblical allusion to Rom. 13:1]
Origin:
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French poeir, from an alteration of Latin posse ‘be able’