potent

  • 1 Potent — Po tent, a. [L. potens, entis, p. pr. of posse to be able, to have power, fr. potis able, capable (akin to Skr. pati master, lord) + esse to be. See {Host} a landlord, {Am}, and cf. {Despot}, {Podesta}, {Possible}, {Power}, {Puissant}.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 potent — POTÉNT, Ă, potenţi, te, adj. (livr.) Puternic, tare. – Din lat. potens, ntis. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 04.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Potent ≠ impotent Trimis de siveco, 07.04.2008. Sursa: Antonime  POTÉNT adj. v. puternic, redutabil, robust, solid,… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 potent — Adj stark, mächtig, zeugungsfähig per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. potēns ( entis), dem PPräs. von l. * potere mächtig sein , zu l. potis vermögend, mächtig . Die Bedeutung zeugungsfähig ist… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 4 Potent — Po tent, n. 1. A prince; a potentate. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. [See {Potence}.] A staff or crutch. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) One of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 potent — Adj. (Mittelstufe) zeugungsfähig (Mann) Beispiel: Ihr Mann ist potent. potent Adj. (Oberstufe) geh.: über großes Kapital verfügend, finanzstark Synonyme: finanzkräftig, vermögend, zahlungskräftig (ugs.) Beispiel: Der Rennfahrer verfügt über einen …

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  • 6 potent — [pōt′ nt] adj. [L potens (gen. potentis), prp. of posse, to be able < potis, able (< IE base * potis, master, husband > Sans pāti, master) + esse, to be: see ESSENCE] 1. having authority or power; mighty; influential [a potent monarch] 2 …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 potent — »beischlafs , zeugungsfähig; zahlungskräftig, finanzstark; stark, mächtig, einflussreich«: Das der medizinischen Fachsprache entstammende Adjektiv ist in dieser Bedeutung eine junge Rückbildung des 20. Jh.s aus impotent »zeugungsunfähig«, das… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 8 Potént — (lat.), mächtig, vermögend; Potenāt, Machthaber, regierender Fürst …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 potent — I adjective able, active, affecting, capable, cogent, commanding, compelling, convincing, dominant, dramatic, dynamic, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, energetic, forceful, forcible, formidable, generative, impelling, important,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 potent — c.1500, from L. potentem (nom. potens) powerful, prp. of *potere be powerful, from potis powerful, able, capable, from PIE root *poti powerful, lord (Cf. Skt. patih master, husband, Gk. posis, Lith. patis husband ). Meaning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 potent — *powerful, puissant, forceful, forcible Analogous words: *vigorous, energetic, strenuous, lusty: *effective, efficacious, effectual: *strong, sturdy, tenacious Antonyms: impotent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 potent — [adj] effective, powerful, forceful almighty, authoritative, ball of fire*, cogent, commanding, compelling, convincing, dominant, dynamic, efficacious, forcible, fullbodied, go getter*, great, gutsy*, impressive, influential, lusty, mighty,… …

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  • 13 potent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having great power, influence, or effect. 2) (of a male) able to achieve an erection or to reach an orgasm. DERIVATIVES potency noun potently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin posse be powerful, be able …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 potent — potent1 potently, adv. potentness, n. /poht nt/, adj. 1. powerful; mighty: a potent fighting force. 2. cogent; persuasive: Several potent arguments were in his favor. 3. producing powerful physical or chemical effects: a potent drug. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 15 potent — po|tent [ˈpəutənt US ˈpou ] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of potere to be powerful ] 1.) having a very powerful effect or influence on your body or mind = ↑powerful ▪ potent drugs ▪ a potent symbol of oppression ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 potent — po|tent [ poutnt ] adjective 1. ) if a drug, medicine, or chemical is potent, it has a strong effect: The local wine is pretty potent. a potent painkiller 2. ) powerful or effective: a potent mixture of charm and authority Images from the war are …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 potent — UK [ˈpəʊt(ə)nt] / US [ˈpoʊt(ə)nt] adjective 1) powerful, or effective a potent mixture of charm and authority Images from the war are still potent today. 2) if a drug, medicine, or chemical is potent, it has a strong effect The local wine is… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 potent — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin potent , potens (present participle of posse to be able), from Latin potis, pote able; akin to Gothic brūthfaths bridegroom, Greek posis husband, Sanskrit pati master Date: 15th century 1. having …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 potent — [[t]po͟ʊt(ə)nt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is potent is very effective and powerful. Their most potent weapon was the Exocet missile... The drug is extremely potent, but causes unpleasant side effects. Syn: effective …

    English dictionary

  • 20 potent — potent1 adjective 1》 having great power, influence, or effect. 2》 (of a male) able to achieve an erection or to reach an orgasm. Derivatives potence noun potency noun (plural potencies). potently adverb Origin ME: from L. potent , poss …

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