Definition of high-powered adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌhaɪ ˈpaʊəd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪ ˈpaʊərd//
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  1. 1(of people) having a lot of power and influence; full of energy high-powered executives
  2. 2(of activities) important; with a lot of responsibility a high-powered job
  3. 3(also high-power) (of machines) very powerful a high-powered car/computer, etc.
  4. Extra examples He is now an extremely high-powered executive. She’s got a pretty high-powered job. He has a job paying £120 a week. It’s not exactly high-powered. He has a very high-powered job and a hectic schedule. I had to attend some quite high-powered meetings at Central Office. She’s a high-powered executive with a salary to match.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: high-powered