Definition of Great power

1. Noun. A state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world.

Exact synonyms: Major Power, Power, Superpower, World Power
Generic synonyms: Body Politic, Commonwealth, Country, Land, Nation, Res Publica, State
Specialized synonyms: Hegemon

Definition of Great power

1. Noun. A state that has the ability to exert its influence on a global scale. ¹

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Literary usage of Great power

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1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies James Boswell by James Boswell (1791)
"Mr. Pitt will have great power; but you muft remember, that what he has to give muft, at leaft for fome time, ..."

2. Bismarck, the Man and the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1898)
"We confessed that we required the testimony of other Powers in order to look upon ourselves as a great power. We did not feel up to the standard of ..."

3. Bismarck, the Man & the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1898)
"Before 1866 we could only claim the title of a great power cum grano salts, and after the Crimean war we considered it necessary to sue for an outward ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Great October George Whitefield (qv), who gia, and was preaching from place to place with great power, to immense assemblies of people, ..."

5. The History of England by David Hume, Tobias George Smollett (1825)
"... great power of the crown — A conspiracy — Shaftesbury retires and dies — Rye- house plot — Conspiracy discovered — Execution ..."

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