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1mighty

adjective \ˈmī-tē\

: having or showing great strength or power

: very great

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Full Definition of MIGHTY

1
:  possessing might :  powerful
2
:  accomplished or characterized by might <a mighty thrust>
3
:  great or imposing in size or extent :  extraordinary
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Examples of MIGHTY

  1. The barbarians faced a mighty army.
  2. the decline of a mighty empire
  3. With a mighty leap, he jumped across the stream.
  4. A mighty famine devastated the land.
  5. It took a mighty effort to get everything done on time.

First Known Use of MIGHTY

before 12th century

Rhymes with MIGHTY

2mighty

adverb

: to a great degree

Full Definition of MIGHTY

:  extremely, very <a mighty handy gadget>

Usage Discussion of MIGHTY



Mighty used as an intensive usually conveys a folksy down-home feeling <plain and simple fare … but mighty filling and mighty satisfying — Asheville (North Carolina) Citizen-Times>. It is used especially to create a chatty style <turnip greens, corn bread and biscuits. That sounds mighty good to me — Julia Child> or to stress a rural atmosphere <a man must be mighty serious about his squirrel hunting — Stuart Williams, Field & Stream>. In a more formal context, mighty is used to create emphasis by drawing attention to itself <the chairman made sure that there were mighty few of them — Mollie Panter-Downes>.

Examples of MIGHTY

  1. Your father and I are mighty proud of you.
  2. That was a mighty tasty dinner.
  3. He made the offer mighty appealing.
  4. She has some mighty important decisions to make.
  5. It sure was mighty cold last night.
  6. We're mighty glad to be here.

First Known Use of MIGHTY

14th century
MIGHTY Defined for Kids

1mighty

adjective \ˈmī-tē\
might·i·ermight·i·est

Definition of MIGHTY for Kids

1
:  having great power or strength <a mighty nation>
2
:  done by or showing great power or strength <mighty deeds>
3
:  great in size or effect <a mighty famine>

2mighty

adverb

Definition of MIGHTY for Kids

:  1very 1 <a mighty good friend>

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