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horsepower

[ hawrs-pou-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF horsepower
  • as inpower
  • as inpropulsion
  • as inenergy
  • as inforce

Synonyms for horsepower

  • energy
  • force
  • intensity
  • potential
  • strength
  • weight
  • arm
  • brawn
  • dynamism
  • forcefulness
  • might
  • muscle
  • omnipotence
  • potency
  • puissance
  • sinew
  • vigor
  • vim
  • virtue
  • voltage
  • applied force
  • mechanical energy
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Antonyms for horsepower

  • inactivity
  • lack
  • laziness
  • lethargy
  • weakness
  • powerlessness
  • debility
  • disability
  • impairment
  • impotence
  • inability
  • incapacity
  • incompetence
  • inefficiency
  • infirmity
  • subservience
  • surrender
  • yielding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HORSEPOWER

The motor is a double-cylinder two-cycle one, of ten horsepower.

And I will measure the energy I use in terms of sun-powers, not horsepower.

In fact, nothing but a machine of horsepower could have accomplished that.

Geilsgrefte, horsepower, was best exerted by a horse, he thought.

But let us take five horsepower as a desirable minimum in this instance.

Motors are rated by horsepower, and generators are rated by kilowatts.

But the Gomez-Dep roadster had seventy horsepower, and sang songs.

We're like a liner alongside of her, and we've only got forty horsepower.

The best her forty horsepower could do was to ease the strain.

Then, he is a hundred horsepower or more; and as General of the Army, long may he live!

WORD ORIGIN

1806, from horse (n.) + power (n.); established by Watt as the power needed to lift 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute, which is actually about 1.5 times the power of a strong horse.

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