used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"
the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
it could happen
capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the strength of the drinks"
the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state"
the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
the inherent capacity for coming into being
a very wealthy or powerful businessman; "an oil baron"
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority; "the mysterious presence of an evil power"; "may the force be with you"; "the forces of evil"
(physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)
(of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"
possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"
possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of
possessing muscular strength
a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment