almighty

[awl-mahy-tee]
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:
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

almightily, adverb
almightiness, noun


1. supreme, sovereign, all-powerful.
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almighty (ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ)
 
adj
1.  all-powerful; omnipotent
2.  informal (intensifier): an almighty row
 
adv
3.  informal (intensifier): an almighty loud bang
 
al'mightily
 
adv
 
al'mightiness
 
n

Almighty (ɔːlˈmaɪtɪ)
 
n
the Almighty another name for God

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almighty
O.E. ælmihtig, compound of æl "all" + mihtig "mighty," common Gmc. (cf. O.S. alomahtig, O.H.G. alamahtic), perhaps an early P.Gmc. loan-translation of L. omnipotens (see omnipotent).
"The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land." [Washington Irving, 1836]
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Example sentences for almighty
Occasionally, at the end of the show, a phone call was taken from the almighty kid.
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