world power

noun

Definition of world power

: a political unit (such as a nation or state) powerful enough to affect the entire world by its influence or actions

Examples of world power in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ukrainian is a world power in food production, one of the biggest wheat exporters in the world, one of the biggest corn producers in sunflower oil, so multiple crops. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 12 May 2022 Once a world powerhouse that produced other inline-to-ice stars such as Chad Hedrick, Derek Parra and Jennifer Rodriguez — Olympic medalists all — the American inline program has been left in the dust by a new world power, Colombia. Paul Newberry, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Feb. 2022 Twitter purchase is likely just the beginning of a bigger shift, as the rich become more emboldened, and social media reach becomes more akin to real world power. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 30 Apr. 2022 Venice that day was eerily tranquil, as at various times since the start of the pandemic, and this must also have been true during the great plague that permanently altered its history as a great world power. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2022 Once a world powerhouse that produced other inline-to-ice stars such as Chad Hedrick, Derek Parra and Jennifer Rodriguez — Olympic medalists all — the American inline program has been left in the dust by a new world power, Colombia. Paul Newberry, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Feb. 2022 Ukraine’s position today is far weaker than that faced by Churchill in 1940, when Britain was still a world power with an empire, an advanced economy, and formidable naval defenses. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 28 Feb. 2022 Before this season, the Bengals hadn’t won a playoff game since the Soviet Union was a world power – meaning a large chunk of millennials and all of Generation Z had never witnessed a postseason victory. Nick Roll, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Feb. 2022 Once a world powerhouse that produced other inline-to-ice stars such as Chad Hedrick, Derek Parra and Jennifer Rodriguez — Olympic medalists all — the American inline program has been left in the dust by a new world power, Colombia. Paul Newberry, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of world power

1855, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2022

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“World power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/world%20power. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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