Having, or capable of exerting power, potency or influence. (adjective)
Large; capacious; said of veins of ore. (adjective)
Examples of word powerful
Tyler Sudley would break out, addressing the teacher, all unmindful of scholastic etiquette, a flush of pleasure rising to his swarthy cheek as he thrust back his wide black hat on his long dark hair and turned his candid gray eyes, all aglow, upon the cadaverous, ascetic preceptor, "ain't Lee-yander a-gittin 'on powerful, _powerful_ fas' with his book?"
In reality, my word "powerful" does not do justice to the influence of Scots-Irish culture at the ballot box.
Rape by the powerful is an everyday hazard in Uzbekistan, again as outlined in Murder in Samarkand page 120.
Now that's what I call a powerful Christian sermon.
If you read enough Ayn Rand, your frontal lobes decay to the point where you confuse pleasing rationalizations for fact, and come to believe that grovelling worship of the powerful is the same as defending liberty.