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almighty

[awl-mahy-tee] /ɔlˈmaɪ ti/
adjective
1.
having unlimited power; omnipotent, as God.
2.
having very great power, influence, etc.:
The almighty press condemned him without trial.
3.
Informal. extreme; terrible:
He's in an almighty fix.
adverb
4.
Informal. extremely:
It's almighty hot.
noun
5.
the Almighty, God.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English ælmihtig, ealmihtig, equivalent to æl-, eal- all (cognate with Old Norse al- < *ol-o-) + mihtig (miht, meaht might2 + -ig -y1); cf. Alemanni
Related forms
almightily, adverb
almightiness, noun
Synonyms
1. supreme, sovereign, all-powerful.
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British Dictionary definitions for almighty

almighty

/ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ/
adjective
1.
all-powerful; omnipotent
2.
(informal) (intensifier): an almighty row
adverb
3.
(informal) (intensifier): an almighty loud bang
Derived Forms
almightily, adverb
almightiness, noun

Almighty

/ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the Almighty, another name for God
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Word Origin and History for almighty
adj.

Old English ælmihtig "all-powerful," also a by-name of God; compound of æl (see all) + mihtig (see mighty); common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon alomahtig, Old High German alamahtic, German allmächtig, Old Norse almattigr), perhaps an early Germanic loan-translation of Latin omnipotens (see omnipotent).

The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land." [Washington Irving, 1836]
Related: Almightily.

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Slang definitions & phrases for almighty

almighty

adjective

Enormous: There was an almighty fuss (1820s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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