mighty

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1mighty

adjective \ˈmī-tē\

: having or showing great strength or power

: very great

might·i·ermight·i·est

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

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: mignon
Previous Word in the Dictionary: mightn't
All Words Near: mighty

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up mighty? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More