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Today's word: puissant

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word puissant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puissant(adj)



  1. puissant(Adjective)

    Powerful, mighty, having authority.

  2. Origin: From puissant, pussant, et al., puissant, poissant, present participle of pooir, ultimately from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PUISSANT(adj.)

    Powerful; strong; forcible.

    The queen is coming with a puissant host. William Shakespeare.

    Told the most piteous tale of Lear
    That ever ear receiv’d; which in recounting
    His grief grew puissant, and the strings of life
    Began to crack. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    For piety renown’d and puissant deeds. John Milton.

    The climate of Syria, the far distance from the strength of Christendom, and the near neighbourhood of those that were most puissant among the Mahometans, caused that famous enterprise, after a long continuance of terrible war, to be quite abandoned. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

  2. Origin: puissant, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puissant(adj)

    powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or empire

  2. Origin: [F., originally, a p. pr. formed fr. L. posse to be able: cf. L. potens powerful. See Potent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Puissant

    pū′is-ant, adj. potent or powerful: strong: forcible.—n. Pū′issance, power, strength, force.—adv. Pū′issantly.—n. Pū′issantness. [Fr., (It. possente)—L. potens, powerful, modified by the influence of L. posse, to be able.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puissant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puissant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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