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mighty

[mahy-tee] /ˈmaɪ ti/
adjective, mightier, mightiest.
1.
having, characterized by, or showing superior power or strength:
mighty rulers.
2.
of great size; huge:
a mighty oak.
3.
great in amount, extent, degree, or importance; exceptional:
a mighty accomplishment.
adverb
4.
Informal. very; extremely:
I'm mighty pleased.
noun
5.
(used with a plural verb) mighty persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
the rich and the mighty.
Origin of mighty
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English mihtig. See might2, -y1
Related forms
mightiness, noun
overmighty, adjective
quasi-mighty, adjective
Synonyms
1. strong, puissant. See powerful. 2. immense, enormous, tremendous, sizable.
Antonyms
1. feeble. 2. small.
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  • Above reason, I say, but not contrary to reason, is the mighty power of steam.

    Discipline Charles Kingsley
  • Then I heard a mighty voice, that seemed to proceed from within the Parthenon.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Let us make a likeness of one who hunts the moose or elk in some mighty wood.

    The Trimmed Lamp O. Henry
  • In this mighty enterprise, the cow shall be my great confederate.

  • And a mighty remorse arose for her doubt—the doubt she had let him see; yet he had not spoken!

    Told In The Hills Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for mighty

mighty

/ˈmaɪtɪ/
adjective mightier, mightiest
1.
  1. having or indicating might; powerful or strong
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the mighty
2.
very large; vast
3.
very great in extent, importance, etc
adverb
4.
(informal, mainly US & Canadian) (intensifier): he was mighty tired
Derived Forms
mightiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mighty
adj.

Old English mihtig, earlier mæhtig, from miht (see might (n.)). Cf. Old Frisian mechtig, Old Saxon mahtig, Dutch machtig, German mächtig. As an adverb, it is attested from c.1300, though now considered colloquial.

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