al·​mighty | \ ȯl-ˈmī-tē How to pronounce almighty (audio) \

Definition of almighty

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 often capitalized : having absolute power over all Almighty God
2a : relatively unlimited in power an almighty board of directors
b : having or regarded as having great power or importance the almighty dollar
3 informal : mighty used as an intensive an almighty shock



Definition of almighty (Entry 2 of 3)

: to a great degree : extremely although he did not precisely starve, he was almighty hungry— W. A. Swanberg



Definition of Almighty (Entry 3 of 3)

: god sense 1 used with the

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almightiness noun

Examples of almighty in a Sentence

Adjective the almighty shock that we got when we received the bill when we are young, we want our parents to be almighty and to be able to make everything right when something goes wrong Adverb that's an almighty large pumpkin you've grown there Noun the missionaries gave thanks to the Almighty for their miraculous deliverance from death
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The almighty grill can also turn out show-stopping main dishes for holidays (4th of July, anyone?) and special occasions, all while keeping your oven off and your house cool. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, "Ultimate Guide to Grilling," 7 May 2021 Downing Street could, however, dig in come what may, placing the SNP in an almighty bind. Alasdair Lane, Forbes, "Scottish Independence Back In The Limelight As Country Votes In Pivotal Parliamentary Election," 5 May 2021 The almighty dollar is more important than the health and welfare of me, the players or anybody else. Alexa Philippou,, "Three months after contracting COVID-19, Kim Mulkey advocates for NCAA Tournaments to drop testing for Final Fours," 30 Mar. 2021 The result has been an almighty mess that our flighty polity has largely chosen to ignore. Rich Lowry, National Review, "Repeal the Iraq AUMF," 26 Mar. 2021 One of the more confounding developments of the markets slump is the rise of the almighty dollar. Fortune, "As the markets bomb lower, this one sector continues to rally," 5 Mar. 2021 The Shreveport leaders who want to trade Camara's home for a highway are embracing a Dwight Eisenhower-era belief in the almighty good of the Interstate Highway System. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "Highways that destroyed Black neighborhoods are crumbling. Some want to undo that legacy," 27 Feb. 2021 Padilla argues that exposing untruths about antiquity, while important, is not enough: Explaining that an almighty, lily-white Roman Empire never existed will not stop white nationalists from pining for its return. New York Times, "He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?," 2 Feb. 2021 Our nation’s national parks make for the perfect escape from the redundancy of our 9 to 5 jobs, the crawl of dense traffic, and the myriad stresses elicited by the almighty dollar. Sunset Magazine, "These National Parks Are the Nation’s Most Dangerous," 20 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb And the driver hits the gas and goes zoom, zoom, zoom so fast that the mommies on the bus say Jesus Christ almighty, slow down! John Kenney, The New Yorker, "Love Poems for People with Children," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of almighty


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1830, in the meaning defined above


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for almighty


Middle English, from Old English ealmihtig, from eall all + mihtig mighty

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“Almighty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of almighty

: having complete power
: having a great deal of power or importance
: very great or loud


adjective, often capitalized
al·​mighty | \ ȯl-ˈmī-tē How to pronounce almighty (audio) \

Kids Definition of almighty

: having absolute power over all Almighty God

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