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al·​mighty ȯl-ˈmī-tē How to pronounce almighty (audio)
often capitalized : having absolute power over all
Almighty God
: relatively unlimited in power
an almighty board of directors
: having or regarded as having great power or importance
the almighty dollar
informal : mighty
used as an intensive
an almighty shock
almightiness noun


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


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: god sense 1
used with the

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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London appeared to be settling into its role as a close supporter of and wise counselor to the United States, then seen as brash and inexperienced but boasting the almighty dollar and enormous military power. Lawrence D. Freedman, Foreign Affairs, 13 Apr. 2020 The Mavericks took the game over late in the third quarter, then saw the almighty Miami Heat cave like a sand castle caught in the South Beach tide. Randy Galloway, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 3 June 2024
For decades during and after the Cold War, Turkey’s secularist devlet baba was seen as omnipotent, powerful, and almighty. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 1 Mar. 2023 Rutgers led 30-27 at halftime thanks only to a banked-in 28-footer, the other 19:58 of the half an almighty slog between two teams trading good defense and very bad offense back and forth. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Jan. 2024
The most striking element of Almighty So 2, and Chief Keef’s career at this moment, is his emotional progression. Jeff Ihaza, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2024 Although Almighty So 2 didn’t come to fruition this year, Keef lent his voice to plenty of other artists in 2023, featuring on songs with Drake, Sexyy Red, and Skrillex. Pitchfork, 8 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for almighty 

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Word History



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

First Known Use


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

Time Traveler
The first known use of almighty was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Almighty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adjective
often capitalized
: having unlimited power
Almighty God


2 of 2 noun
: god sense 1
used with the

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