Definitions

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

  • adjective Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.
  • noun One having unlimited power or authority.
  • noun God. Used with the.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Almighty; possessing infinite power; all-powerful: as, the Lord God omnipotent; hence, with the definite article, God. See omnipotence.
  • Of indefinite or great power; possessing power virtually absolute within a certain sphere of action; irresistible.
  • Having the power to do anything; hence (humorously), capable of anything; utter; arrant.

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

  • adjective Able in every respect and for every work; unlimited in ability; all-powerful; almighty.
  • adjective Having unlimited power of a particular kind.
  • adjective The Almighty; God.

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

  • adjective Having unlimited power, force or authority.
  • adjective biology Describing a cell (especially a stem cell) that is capable of developing into any type of cell or forming any type of tissue (also called a totipotent cell). See also pluripotent.

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

  • adjective having unlimited power

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin omnipotēns, omnipotent- : omni-, omni- + potēns, present participle of posse, to be able; see poti- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old French omnipotent, from Latin omnipotēns ("almighty"), from omnis ("all") + potēns ("mighty, powerful").

Examples

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  • PHOEBE: Okay, okay. If I were omnipotent for a day, I would want, um, world peace, no more hunger, good things for the rain-forest...And bigger boobs!

    ROSS: Yeah, see.. you took mine. Chandler, what about you?

    CHANDLER: Uh, if I were omnipotent for a day, I'd.. make myself omnipotent forever.

    RACHEL: See, there's always one guy. "If I had a wish, I'd wish for three more wishes."

    ALL: Hey Joey. Hi. Hey, buddy.

    MONICA: Hey, Joey, what would you do if you were omnipotent?

    JOEY: Probably kill myself!

    MONICA: ..Excuse me?

    JOEY: Hey, if Little Joey's dead, then I got no reason to live!

    ROSS: Joey, uh- OMnipotent.

    JOEY: You are? Ross, I'm sorry..

    March 28, 2008

  • Haha I loved that episode. (:

    April 26, 2008