AskDefine | Define powerhouse

Dictionary Definition



1 a highly energetic and indefatigable person [syn: human dynamo, ball of fire, fireball]
2 a team considered to be the best of its class
3 an electrical generating station [syn: power station, power plant]

User Contributed Dictionary



From power + house.



  1. Any source of power, energy or strength.
    The company has been a powerhouse in its industry for many years.
    She's a powerhouse of ideas.

Extensive Definition

Powerhouse or Power House may refer to:

In music

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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