noun (1)
\ ˈpō How to pronounce pow (audio) , ˈpau̇ How to pronounce pow (audio) \

Definition of pow

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: head, poll


noun (2)
\ ˈpau̇ How to pronounce pow (audio) \

Definition of pow (Entry 2 of 4)

: a sound of a blow or explosion


noun (3)
\ ˌpē-(ˌ)ō-ˈdə-bəl-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce POW (audio) , -bə-(ˌ)yü; -ˈdəb-(ˌ)yü\

Definition of POW (Entry 3 of 4)

Definition of POW (Entry 4 of 4)

Powassan (virus) According to a Center for Disease Control spokeswoman, POW virus can infect the central nervous system and cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and meningitis (inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord).— Rick Murphy There is no specific treatment, but people with severe POW virus illnesses often need to be hospitalized to receive respiratory support, intravenous fluids, or medications to reduce swelling in the brain.— Kathryn Gallerani

First Known Use of pow

Noun (1)

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1580, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pow

Noun (1)

alteration of poll

Noun (2)


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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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