1.the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force onor produce effects on the actions,
behavior, opinions, etc., of others:
He used family influence to get the contract.
2.the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior,opinions, etc., of another or others:
Her mother's influence made her stay.
3.a person or thing that exerts influence:
He is an influence for the good.
the radiation of an ethereal fluid from the stars, regarded asaffecting human actions and destinies.
the exercise of occult power by the stars, or such power asexercised.
the exercise of similar power by human beings.