POW stands for prisoner of war, a person, whether civilian or combatant, who is held in custody by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict.

POW or pow may also stand for:


  • Pow!, a 1960s British comic
  • P.O.W. (TV series), a 2003 mini-series airing on ITV
  • Pow Entertainment (Purveyors of Wonder Entertainment), a media production company
  • Pow! (novel), a 2012 novel by Mo Yan


  • "P.O.W. (Pissed Off White Boy)", a song from Beowülf's 1993 album Un-Sentimental
  • "P.O.W" (Bullet for My Valentine song), a 2013 song by Bullet For My Valentine
  • "Pow" (Forward), a 2004 song by Lethal Bizzle and banned on radio
  • "POW" (song), a 2009 song by rapper Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
  • "Pow", a song by The Beastie Boys from Check Your Head
  • "Pow", a song by Graham Central Station from My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me

Video games


See also

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