from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or exercising influence.
  • noun One that is of considerable importance or influence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having or exerting power or influence; possessing or characterized by the possession of influence, or of power to influence: as, influential friends.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Exerting or possessing influence or power; potent; efficacious; effective; strong; having authority or ascendency

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having or exerting influence.
  • noun A person who has influence

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or exercising influence or power


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