powerhouse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n powerhouse an electrical generating station
    • n powerhouse a team considered to be the best of its class
    • n powerhouse a highly energetic and indefatigable person
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Usage

In literature:

The whirr of flapping leathern bands and hum of dynamos from the powerhouse urged Stephen to be on.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Presently the night shift went down to the powerhouse, the men taking great boyish leaps on the steep trail.
"Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories" by Kathleen Norris
In fact, it is the great powerhouse of physical life-energy.
"Clairvoyance and Occult Powers" by Swami Panchadasi
Continuous, untiring, the sounds suggested the unthinking vitality of a steam-engine or of a dynamo in a powerhouse.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
A few hundred yards from the powerhouse, Jon Hall stood in the darkness, listening to the voices of his fellows.
"The Stutterer" by R.R. Merliss
The powerhouse was a small squat structure in the middle of the dam.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Charlie was an engineer at the new nuclear powerhouse, just out of town.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
The powerhouse that lighted the landing field was already ablaze.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
They were powerhouses with wicked armament and plenty of wingspread.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
Caton and his men had spent the wait on Mercury working on the great generators in the powerhouse nose.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
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In news:

Anita Karney is a powerhouse organizer and president of the Heart of Texas Autism Network.
Dealing a blow to the conservative government's vision of becoming a regional energy powerhouse, Lithuanians voted instead for big-spending politicians and rejected plans for a new nuclear power plant.
It is, in fact, a truism from the mind of that gorgeously showbizzy, entrepreneurial powerhouse, the unstoppable Merv Griffin.
China's Export Powerhouse Looking Winded .
That's second-ranked Waitsburg-Prescott's mantra heading into Saturday's game against perennial powerhouse Reardan (8-2) in the quarterfinals of the Class 2B state football playoffs, coach Jeff Bartlow said.
Rachel Crow hasn't even been around for 15 years and is already a powerhouse.
" Publisher's Weekly labels it "a powerhouse.
Front Porch Dance set for the Powerhouse.
Once-perennial CFL powerhouse hasn't had quarterbacking this bad in 40-plus years.
1980s powerhouses tip off ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
But today, the registration system threatens China's future as a powerhouse economy.
AARP , the lobbying powerhouse for older Americans, last year made a dramatic concession.
WASHINGTON — AARP , the lobbying powerhouse for older Americans, last year made a dramatic concession.
Awe for the @ abc powerhouse team.
With powerhouse speakers, the Democratic National Convention should have been right on message.
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In science:

Over the last forty years, a flowering of observational techniques and theoretical consideration has produced a change in perspective, bringing black holes from suspected mathematical fictions to the presumptive powerhouses behind the most energetic astronomical phenomena under study today.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
Note, however, that in the case of cosmological GRB, the duration of the event is much longer than the rotation period of the central powerhouse, whereas in the case of the initial hard spike phase of giant flares from SGRs, the reverse is true.
Ultrahigh Energy Activity in Giant Magnetar Outbursts
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