powerhouse

noun pow·er·house \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌhau̇s \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of powerhouse

1 a : power plant 1
b : a source of influence or inspiration
2 : one having great power: such as
a : one having great drive, energy, or ability
  • a powerhouse rock band
b : an athletic team characterized by strong aggressive play

Examples of powerhouse in a Sentence

  1. The country is an economic powerhouse.

  2. Their company became a powerhouse in the video game industry.

  3. She's a powerhouse on the tennis court.

  4. This year's team is a powerhouse that's winning its games easily.

  5. Seaweed is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals.

  6. He is a powerhouse of ideas.

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First Known Use of powerhouse

1870

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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POWERHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

powerhouse

Definition of powerhouse for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people or an organization that has a lot of power

  • : a person, team, etc., that has a lot of energy, strength, and skill

  • : someone or something that is full of a particular thing


POWERHOUSE Defined for Kids

powerhouse

noun pow·er·house \ ˈpau̇-ər-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of powerhouse for Students

2 : a person or thing having unusual strength or energy


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