Definition of power plant in English:

power plant

noun

  • 1An installation where electrical power is generated for distribution.

    • ‘The smaller size may lead to a more economical fusion power plant.’
    • ‘To put a ribbon on this giveaway, some officials even want to provide taxpayer subsidies for building new power plants.’
    • ‘He works at the local nuclear power plant as a safety engineer while she stays at home and raises the kids.’
    • ‘It is a peat burning station and we had no objection to the power plant because of the peat burning history in the area.’
    • ‘Particulate matter, or soot, is produced by coal-fired power plants and diesel engines.’
    • ‘The move was meant to lower prices and encourage the building of more power plants.’
    • ‘It might be a pasteurisation system or hydro plant or a nuclear power plant or refinery or something.’
    • ‘Players explore cobblestone streets, power plants and burning buildings as they hunt the malevolent beings.’
    • ‘The 1,875 megawatt plant is the largest privately owned combined-cycle gas turbine heat and power plant in the world.’
    • ‘In this article, we will examine how a nuclear reactor and a power plant work.’
    • ‘So he went on silently, learning to be an engineer for an atomic power plant.’
    • ‘In the wake of recent comments in support of the co-generation power plant, I feel compelled to put the record straight.’
    • ‘On Dec.6, hundreds of protestors staged a rally at a wind power plant in the city over land compensation disputes.’
    • ‘Engineers said the power plant could be back online as early as today.’
    • ‘We keep him in a building that was originally designed as a nuclear power plant.’
    • ‘Heavy smoke from a burning power plant poured over the city of 500,000, and other buildings were also on fire.’
    • ‘Energy efficiency reduces pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, primarily at the power plant.’
    • ‘To start with, the electric power plant may burn out because of just about anything.’
    • ‘But the path of electricity from a power plant to your wall socket is a rather, well, circuitous one.’
    • ‘Plans are to bring gas to the village's schools, electric power plant and government buildings later.’
    1. 1.1An engine or other apparatus that provides power for a machine, building, etc.
      • ‘He found what it was that brought the bird down and powered up the fusion power plant again to get the lift circuits back online.’
      • ‘Like any truck the power plant is paramount to the overall feel of the vehicle and this one was as much fun as some rear-drive pony cars.’
      • ‘Designers have selected the engine as the power plant for the first two vehicles.’
      • ‘Interior noise levels are low - a trend among modern vehicles - and the diesel power plant is all but inaudible.’

Pronunciation:

power plant

/ˈpou(ə)r ˌplant/