Definition of powerhouse in English:



  • 1A person or thing of great energy, strength, or power.

    ‘she appears to be an intellectual powerhouse’
    ‘Germany's economic powerhouse’
    • ‘Yet, 15 years after the war, they were rapidly becoming economic powerhouses.’
    • ‘That certainly isn't the case in B.C. or Ontario, Canada's other economic powerhouses.’
    • ‘A year on, he's gone from being a political outcast to a powerhouse of campaigning energy.’
    • ‘The Redskins are perennial powerhouses when it comes to offseason commotion.’
    • ‘But in all fairness, Ottawa is a perennial powerhouse.’
    • ‘But don't let that keep these nutritional powerhouses out of your daily diet.’
    • ‘It's the very economic powerhouses that they seek to cripple that will be our best hope for salvation if things do start to go wrong.’
    • ‘In their heyday in the Victorian era, these powerhouses of energy could plough 20 times faster than a horse-drawn ploughman and his team and were transported from farm to farm.’
    • ‘She holds this difficult movie together in a powerhouse performance of quiet steel.’
    • ‘New Zealand was transformed from a tiny country known for having more sheep than people to a global creative powerhouse.’
    • ‘I got very little sleep, but I was a powerhouse of restless energy.’
    • ‘He realizes how tough it is to compete against the resources of the powerhouse teams.’
    • ‘I turned the empire from a weakened state to a formidable industrial powerhouse.’
    • ‘Traditional university football powerhouses from Melbourne included Victoria and Ballarat and these looked strong and hard to beat.’
    • ‘Still, the movie delivers powerhouse performances, miraculous plot twists and a satisfying murder mystery.’
    • ‘Critics say the companies have created a powerhouse with the potential to abuse its size.’
    • ‘One way or another, the doctor is determined to build his powerhouse.’
    • ‘To the astonishment and despair of his rivals, he built a powerhouse.’
    • ‘A nutritional powerhouse, kale is adored by foodies and nutritionists alike.’
    • ‘The result meant the Dutch didn't follow five more powerhouse teams out of the championship.’
    worker, organizer, activist, man of action, achiever, high achiever, succeeder, hustler, entrepreneur
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  • 2US dated

    another term for power station